Rewarding symposium on the continued development of hydro power

Rewarding symposium on the continued development of hydro power For two days during the early summer, Jokkmokk hosted an international hydro power symposium. The arrangers believe that the Hydro Power Symposium in Jokkmokk will become a recurring event. The Hydro Power Symposium held in Jokkmokk on 12-13 June 2001 was the first of its kind. The Symposium gathered together the world's leading experts for a discussion of the latest technical developments in the field of hydro power. It attracted some 100 delegates from the Nordic countries and from countries such as Panama, Canada, the USA, Australia, France, Great Britain and Switzerland. Vattenfall Jokkmokk Training Centre and the trade organisation Swedenergy arranged the Symposium. The seminars were divided into three blocs: new technology, environmental issues and training, development and research. The agenda contained items such as Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) for hydro power, turbine development, environmental declarations, work environment issues and so on. The delegates began their visit to Lappland in Porsi, where they attended the inauguration of the world's first commercially-operated Powerformer for hydro power generation. The Powerformer is a new type of generator that is connected directly to the network, which means that no transformer is needed. Mats Leijon, the inventor of the Powerformer and a professor at Uppsala University, was one of the presenters. The Symposium concluded with a panel debate on the subject of "Future Energy Supply in Sweden as well as in a Global Perspective." The panel included Vattenfall's President and CEO, Lars G Josefsson, as well as Stefan Jakelius from the Swedish National Energy Administration, Christer Parkegren from Alstom Power Generation, Steve Zwolinski from GE Hydro, and Per-Olof Granström from Swedenergy. A CD containing all the documentation can be ordered. Issued by Vattenfall's Press Office, telephone +46 8 739 50 10. For further information please contact: Jokkmokk Training Centre, Katarina Eriksson, telephone: +46 971 77 980. Vattenfall's vision is to be a leading European energy company. The Nordic region, Poland and Germany are its domestic markets. Today, Vattenfall generates power and supplies energy solutions to several million customers in the Nordic region and northern Europe. The largest electricity customers are industrial plants and energy companies. Vattenfall's main products are electricity, heat and natural gas, as well as network, consulting and maintenance services. The Group's net sales in 2001 are calculated to around SEK 70 billion. ------------------------------------------------------------ This information was brought to you by Waymaker http://www.waymaker.net The following files are available for download: http://www.waymaker.net/bitonline/2001/07/16/20040817BIT21610/wkr0001.pdf

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