Energy Community Summer School 2017, Ohrid, Macedonia

Energy Community Summer School will take place in Ohrid from 26 August to 2 September 2017 in Ohrid, Macedonia.

The Energy Community Summer School aims to promote the development of participants’ competences in all topics related to energy through a dedicated multi-disciplinary programme. With the help of the school, participants are to understand the energy sectors in their full complexity and provide them a platform for exchange and contribution to shaping the sectors’ future. The Summer School is supported by a network of academic and research institutions from the Energy Community and beyond.

It targets highly motivated postgraduate students (masters or PhD), researchers from all energy-related disciplines, young professionals from governmental institutions, companies, think tanks and NGOs from the Energy Community region. Participation in the Summer School is free for all participants (including tuition and accommodation costs). Travel costs are borne by the participants.

As regards hosting the school, a rotational principle applies; each Contracting Party is to take turns in acting as a host of the venue. Tirana, Albania  was the location of the  first Energy Community Summer School in September 2016. The second Energy Community Summer School will take place in Ohrid from 26 August to 2 September 2017.

Participation in the Summer School is free for all participants (including tuition and accommodation costs at the venue). Travel costs are borne by the participants.

Congress Centre Ohrid, FYR of Macedonia,
26 August – 02 September 2017

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UPS wants 25% of the electricity it consumes to come from renewable energy sources by 2025

UPS has new aggressive sustainability targets to complement the fleet with more alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles, relying increasingly on renewable energy sources. The targets, announced in the Corporate Sustainability Report for 2016, support UPS's commitment to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from global ground operations by 12% by 2025, a goal based on a methodology Approved by the Science Based Targets initiative.

"Being a large-scale, internationally active organization, we are aware that our commitments can shape markets, accelerate technological advances, and can be a catalyst for infrastructure investments," said David Abney, UPS president and CEO. "We rely on the ingenuity of our employees, suppliers and partners to help us achieve the goals that will transform the transport industry and stimulate innovation."

The UPS's goal is that 25% of the electricity it consume will come from renewable energy sources by 2025, a significant increase from 0.2% in 2016. In addition, UPS has proposed that by 2020, one Of four newly purchased vehicles annually to run on alternative fuels and advanced technologies, compared to 16% in 2016. Another target set by the company is that, by 2025, 40% of the total fuel used for ground operations Comes from sources other than traditional gasoline and diesel, rising from 19.6% in 2016.

UPS uses over 8,300 global vehicles using alternative fuels and advanced technologies. The company's fleet includes electric vehicles, hybrid electric hybrids, hybrid compressed natural gas (CNG), liquefied natural gas (LNG), propane and light fuel-saving vehicles. In addition to using alternative vehicles, the UPS fleet uses millions of gallons of diesel from renewable sources with low carbon and renewable natural gas (GNG) every year.

The UPS vision involves an intelligent vehicle logistics network with advanced technology and facilities powered by increasingly diverse and sustainable energy sources, including solar, wind, renewable natural gas, renewable hydrogen and renewable diesel delivered through advanced energy infrastructure. UPS already implements many of these technologies in vehicles and facilities on the ground and plans to significantly increase their use of its fleets worldwide.

Since 2009, UPS has invested over 750 million dollars in vehicles using alternative fuels and advanced technologies and in global power stations.

From the traditional power of pedals and electric bicycles, to electric, hybrid, natural gas, natural gas, renewable natural gas, propane and renewable diesel, UPS puts into practice innovative solutions for sustainability worldwide.

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Energy savings targets after 2021 in the EU

The European Commission has proposed a global target of 30% energy efficiency growth and an annual energy savings target of 1.5% by 2030. At the same time, according to the Commission, 400,000 jobs would be created, gross product Of the European economy would increase by 70 billion and the Union's gas imports would fall by 12%. EU Energy Commissioner Miguel Arias Canete said the final agreement was less ambitious.

Provisions agreed by ministers are to be discussed with the European Parliament.

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QOS Energy delivers innovative energy management system to SunHydrO’s Solar+Storage R&D project

QOS Energy, a leading renewable O&M analytics software provider, has completed the delivery of an innovative Energy Management System to SunHydrO, a combined renewable energy and storage R&D project led by French aggregator Sun’R Smart Energy. The SunHydrO project aims to foster the grid integration of variable renewable energy sources with the added flexibility offered by pumped hydro storage units.

The increased penetration of renewable energy in the electricity network impacts grid balancing capabilities, and requires the introduction of additional flexibility to the energy system. Renewable energy, variable by nature, must also mitigate its exposition to electricity market prices and their associated risks. The efficient management of this variability can only be achieved by the use of flexible production assets, the control of electricity demand, and the development of networks and storage. The SunHydrO project can integrate distributed renewable energy into the grid by coupling it to a pumped hydro storage in a Virtual Power Plant, increasing both the flexibility and the value of the energy system on the electricity markets.
QOS Energy has largely capitalised on this project to develop additional capabilities with regards to energy storage. Our cloud-based O&M analytics platform can cope with the complex requirements brought by the combination of storage units with renewable energy plants. Markets are still at the beginning of the storage revolution. We believe at QOS Energy that open and flexible data management systems and storage technology will be a requisite to facilitate the large-scale integration of renewable energy into the grid, concludes Jean-Yves Bellet, VP-CTO of QOS Energy.  
Led by the French aggregator Sun’R Smart Energy, SunHydrO is a collaborative project involving more than 12 parties. The Energy Management System designed by QOS Energy offers the real-time aggregation of data generated from the plants, weather data, market prices and the energy storage units’ behaviour into one single data hub.  What is more, short-term and very short-term production and prices forecast models have been developed. A flexible pumped hydro storage unit has been dimensioned to meet the needs of a local loop with lots of variable decentralized generation. Optimization algorithms were created to improve the energy supply to the grid. Finally, recommendations for changes to the regulatory framework were made, and innovative business models for renewable energy production coupled with storage were elaborated.

Global Energy& Renewable Energy efficiency, LNG & Cross Boarder trading 29-30 Nov, 2017 Summit in Prague

Energy efficiency holds the promise of substantially reducing energy use while transforming many energy-using markets.Accomplishing this outcome requires collaboration among the efficiency,technology, and user communities.The oil and gas price depression has seen the retrogression of many dependent markets in the past couple of years. As the industry reverted to diverse protective measures, the drop in conventional oil and gas prices would have usually stalled the uptake of the so-called “transition fuel” for the maritime industry, liquefied natural gas (LNG) and the renewable energy (Solar, Biomass, Biofuels).

However, this has not been the stumbling block for LNG adoption that many had thought. There were anticipations and exaggeration on how LNG’s will end which has greatly affected the Bunkering with liquefied natural gas (LNG), by the drop in the conventional fuel for the maritime industry. This Conference will bring together people from the IT, telecom,energy efficiency, utility, Oil, Gas, solution provider, and policy sectors to share and learn how information and communications technology (ICT) can improve the use of energy.

In this summit, we can begin to paint a surprisingly encouraging picture of a sector that refuses to be blown off course by the worst oil price crash in living memory. This conference will bring together representatives of those involved in the supply, distribution, consumption and development of sustainable energy sources which are benign,accessible and economically viable. despite the high demand for LNG as a marine fuel, the infrastructure necessary for LNG-powered vessels to refuel is currently limited, but expanding.

However, this has not been the stumbling block for LNG adoption that many had thought. The ECA regulations continue to push many decisions in the LNG market, but since they were adopted, the industry has also faced a vast amount of unpredictability. Recent oil price volatility has put added pressure and a question mark over the ROI in the short term, which makes it harder to build
the business case, prove ROI and secure funding.

However, this is radically being solved with operational infrastructure now available with other major projects either underway or in the planning stages. Incentives are being developed by Ports and LNG suppliers to make the switch more attractive, resulting in an increase in orders for new LNG fuelled vessels and conversion projects. The industry is certainly moving forward, but the next step is to start accelerating this progress: LNG bunkering is on the verge of hitting the mainstream as an alternative for world shipping, but there are several factors that still need to be overcome.

·Where will the greatest hurdles for LNG be in the coming years?
·Is LNG the most efficient solution to emissions standards regulation?
·Where will bunkering infrastructure develop first?

Gabriel & Gabriels is to hosts this event amid an air of increasing optimism following considerably shifting markets in the last year. Come and joined us to discuss the critical issues surrounding Europe’s and global gas market. Featuring major stakeholder’s attendees are to benefit from conversations, debates and detailed presentations around topics including the future of Europe's gas supply from established routes and planned supply lines, LNG`s role in Europe`s energy future, Gas`s position in the shifting energy mix and addressing the future of Gas pricing.

With increasing supply options and the ever-increasing potential for gas to partner with renewables for a lower-carbon future, Gabriel & Gabriels LNG and Trading summit through its interactive formats and expert speaker line-up, provides a vital platform for dialogue to drive the long term future of Gas and Energy in Europe and Globally.

Summit will unite global players from leading ports, LNG terminal operators ,Ship operators, Ship owners, LNG suppliers, LNG technology providers and Energy Industries to develop strategic partnerships and common strategy to drive the LNG Bunkering market forward. Join your peers at this industry led and content driven conference to analyse some of the key challenges facing the sector, and impacting supply and demand dynamics and market outlook.

Those attending this event will spend 2 days hearing perspectives from the entire supply chain,offering their insights into their decision making, planning, development, operation, safety and training processes that have allowed them to successfully move forward in the LNG Bunkering market.

There will be 6 sessions with proposed themes inclusive of, but not restricted to

Session I: Energy Efficiency
Session 11:Renewable Energy efficiency
Session 111: LNG
Session IV: Gas and Energy Cross Border trading
Session V: Transport and storage
Session VI: ICT and Data Management

Join us to meet senior levelled Renewable Energy, Energy, Power, Utility ,Oil & Gas personnel’s  seeking to network, create new deals, shake hands with new business partners and investors, and find the latest trends. This is the place to create the crucial connection that will move your business forward.

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On November 8th and 9th, 2017 the biggest international trade fair with conferences in Bosnia and Herzegovina, RENEXPO® BiH brings together 2.000 energy and water experts in Sarajevo.

100 companies in the exhibition
20 countries
100 experts, panelists and conference lecturers
700 conference participants
2000 professional visitors

The subjects Hydropower, Wind power, BioEnergy, Cogeneration, Energy efficiency, Heat pump, Environment, Solid waste management, Air and Water technologies, Hydrogen, Waste Water & Water Treatment, Water Infrastructure, Flood Protection are in the focus of exhibition, conferences, round tables, seminars, workshops and side programs.

Conferences - Practical and Visionary!

4th International Small Hydropower BiH Conference

Wind Power
3rd International Wind Power BiH Conference

4th International Biomass in BiH Conference - Measures to improve usage of biomass in energy production and Cogeneration

2nd Sustainable Waste Water and Drinking Water Management in BiH Conference
1st Project Preparation in Water Infrastructure Workshop

Solid Waste
2nd Solid Waste Management BiH Conference - Waste to Energy

Energy Efficiency
4th Energy Efficiency Conference
1st ESCO & Energy Efficiency Workshop

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