Renewable Energy World Europe on the road to decarbonisation

CO2 prices, interconnectivity, and incentivisation top the agenda as the integration of renewables into the energy mix gains momentum

London, UK, 21st February 2013 – Renewable Energy World Europe, Europe’s leading renewable energy conference and exhibition, has announced its conference programme for this year’s show. Being held 4-6 June 2013 in Vienna, Austria, the conference will address the central theme of ‘Keeping Europe’s Power Flowing’ as renewable generation continues to drive significant change across the Continent.

The conference has been put together by an independent Advisory Board comprised of recognised experts from across the power industry. It includes strategic tracks addressing regulation, policy and finance, as well as technical tracks focused on improving operations and performance. In addition, an integration track will examine a wide range of smart grid applications, storage alternatives, and market mechanisms, as well as managing the challenge of variable output and distributed generation.

Utilities cannot always dispatch renewable power such as wind and solar, while traditional thermal plants are closing down because they are no longer competitive in light of new European legislation. The result is more variable output renewables and correspondingly less thermal capacity which can operate as a spinning reserve, creating a pressing challenge for transmission system operators (TSOs) and policy makers.

“Europe aims to transform its power market through a more climate-friendly energy policy and more renewables, but it has not taken the steps necessary to make this happen in a cost-efficient way,” says David Appleyard, conference director, Renewable Energy World Europe. “The industry needs to come together to find ways to accelerate the build-out of the infrastructure necessary to sustain the move to low-carbon energy, and agree on how far the EU can carry the global climate change burden on its own without a binding global agreement on CO2 reduction.”

Renewable Energy World Europe is co-located with POWER-GEN Europe, which is now in its 21st year and offers the largest and most comprehensive conference and exhibition for the European electricity and power technology sectors. The combination of conferences and exhibitions across the entire spectrum of power generation is unique and is serving the vital move towards integrating the traditional fossil fuel and fast-growing renewable generation sectors.  For more information, please visit


About PennWell events

Renewable Energy World Europe and POWER-GEN Europe are owned and organised by PennWell Corporation. These events form part of a series staged annually in North America, Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East, and provides exhibitors with an international ‘one-stop-shop’ for penetrating markets and presenting their products and services to a global audience. For delegates and visitors, the events offer a dedicated forum tailored to their specific regional needs, putting them in touch with suppliers of solutions to their particular problems. The conferences address topical issues critical to the development of power generation in the host region.

Renewable Energy World Europe encompasses the need for greater inclusion of renewable sources into the energy mix as governments strive to ensure the supply of power and electricity sufficiently meets the ever increasing demand.

POWER-GEN Europe is the Continent’s premier conference and exhibition, and the place where the power industry comes to meet, share information and do business. A three-day event, it comprises a busy exhibition floor populated by major power industry players. Alongside the exhibition, a high-level multiple track conference offers insightful and thought-provoking presentations detailing the latest strategies and technology developments and delivered by leading experts in the power industry.

About PennWell

Established in 1910, PennWell Corporation is a leading international multimedia provider of business intelligence, producing 45 print and online publications, and over 60 conference and exhibitions, research, databases, internet-based services and other information products to strategic global markets. PennWell POWER-GEN and Renewable Energy World conferences and exhibitions are the world’s leading business-to-business power generation events, together connecting over 50,000 industry professionals each year. In addition to its headquarters in Tulsa, USA, PennWell has offices throughout the world, including England, Germany, Russia and Hong Kong, to provide its customers and partners with a truly global service.

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