Hydropower Development 2018 Conference

5 September, 2018 - 6 September, 2018, Zurich, Switzerland

Already on its 5th edition, our Hydropower Development 2018 will bring together senior executives and experts from the hydropower industry, policy makers, consultants, technology innovators, engineers, investors, project developers and leading market analysts to discuss the latest challenges and developments within the industry.

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The two day event will give you an insight to the industry's latest policy evaluations and, while focusing largely on Hydropower production & development in Europe, will also concentrate on updates and future forecasts on future environmental & energy trends and its impact on both, Hydro power operations & market dynamics.

Hydropower Development 2018 will focus on in depth insights into the latest policy & legislation regulations, key market applications and overviews, the place of hydropower within larger context of the renewable energy arena & its relationship with the climate change dynamics. Very important aspect for this year will also be the newest technology advancements, particularly the digitalisation of hydropower plants. The 2 Day event will start with an extensive analysis of current & future European policy objectives, particularly the Water Framework Directive, 2017 & evaluations of Natura 2000 guidance. The event will provide an in depth outlook into the key European markets, focusing largely on environmental objectives, hydropower operations, machinery maintenance and new built projects, production flexibility & technology innovations. The participants will have a chance to take an active part in our interactive meeting to share their knowledge, experience and uncertainties. While providing a holistic outlook into the future of hydropower development in Europe, the event will focus on specific operational, technological & maintenance solutions which will allow hydropower industry to stay competitive in the renewable energy mix as a whole.


Key Topics

  • Analysing Hydropower In The Legal Context: Environmental & Engineering Challenges
  • Staying Competitive In Ever Changing Market Trends: Analysing Different National Experiences
  • Expanding Hydropower Storage Solutions & Operations Flexibility
  • Increasing Asset Optimisation & Asset Efficiency In Hydropower Operations
  • Hydropower In The Environmental Context
  • Hydropower Sustainability & The Future Of Renewable Energy Strategy
  • Exploring Key Business Opportunities & Technology Innovations
  • Hydropower's Economy & Investment Strategy


Exclusive Site Visit

During the afternoon of Tuesday 4th of September 2018, a limited number of conference attendees will receive a unique opportunity to visit Kraftwerke Oberhasli, KWO Grimsel 1E Power Plant.

There is no extra charge to attend the site visit, but spaces are limited and allocated on a first come-first served basis. Please register your attendance when booking for the conference.

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Early Confirmed Speakers

  • Hans - Wilhelm Shiffer, Executive Chair World Energy Resources, World Energy Council
  • Ivan Zavadsky, Executive Secretary, ICPDR
  • Hans-Christoph Funke, Director Hydro Power & New Technologies, innogy SE
  • Martin Schoenberg, Advisor Hydro Power, eurelectric
  • Peter Matt, Head of Engineering Services, Vorarlberger Illwerke AS
  • Emmanuel Grenier, Public And Institutional Relations, ICOLD
  • Simon Hamlyn, CEO, British Hydropower Association
  • Mario Bachhiesl, Renewables & Distributed Generation, Health & Safety, VGB
  • Bernd Hollauf, Project Manager Digital Hydro Power Plant, VERBUND Hydro Power GmbH
  • Rikardur Rikardsson, Managing Director, LANDSVIRKJUM POWER
  • Christian Topp, Managing Director, Infrastructure, PRIME CAPITAL
  • Torbjorn Sletten, Senior Production Planner, STATKRAFT
  • Dirk Hendricks, Senior Policy Advisor, European Renewable Energies Federation - EREF
  • Dr Klaus Engels, Managing Director, Hydropower Evolutions (UNIPER)
  • Bernhard Miller, Managing Director, Hydropower Evolutions (UNIPER)
  • Gottfried Gökler, Head Of Civil Engineering, Vorarlberger Illwerke AG
  • Racquel Moura, tba, EDP
  • Liliana Benites Carvalho, tba, EDP
  • Olivier Tricca, Senior Engineer & Energy Expert, European Investment Bank (EIB)
  • Otto Pirker, Senior Advisor, Verbund AG

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Source: ASDEvents
Date: Aug 3, 2018