Expo overview:

Future Hydro Europe 2017 is a prime expo and conference focusing on the enormous potential within the region to derive electricity from its natural resources. With huge and untapped potential, Asia benefits from enormous opportunities for hydropower deployment of all sizes, from large dams through small-scale installations.

The event will take place on 10/11 May 2017 in Lillestrøm, Norway and will be co-located with NorWiDe.

Future Hydro Europe 2017 will for the first time gather movers and shakers of the European hydro energy sector, becoming the major networking platforms for investors, OEMs, developers and consultants. Participants will be advised on the whole spectrum of European hydropower energy sector, exhausting and potential opportunities, tendering process as well as pitfalls and bottlenecks be watch out for, with a special focus on the Norwegian hydropower sector.

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Norway is the world’s sixth largest hydropower producer and the largest hydropower producer in Europe. The Norwegian hydropower industry is more than a century old. By carrying out so many projects of all sizes, we have acquired expertise in all aspects of hydropower projects, from planning, engineering and construction to supply and installation of equipment. The focus throughout is on  nding both ef cient and environmentally- friendly solutions. The authorities and power companies have developed expertise in regulating and managing hydropower resources, and Norway is a world-leader in operating an ef cient power market.

Norway has already developed most of its available hydropower potential, and Norwegian industrial and consulting companies are therefore increasingly focusing on projects abroad. They are providing consultancy services in the  elds of planning, design and other engineering services as well as turbines and electro- mechanical products. There is also an increasing demand for Norwegian expertise in system operation and power market development. Moreover, there is growing interest in investingin hydropower projects abroad; for example, Statkraft and SN Power are engaged in extensive operations in South America and Asia and are increasingly investing in central and southeast- ern Europe.

The International Centre for Hydropower was established about 15 years ago as a way of sharing Norway’s unique hydropower expertise. It involves collaboration between power companies, the supply industry, consultancy companies and authorities. It is active in all areas of hydropower generation and electricity sup- ply, including  nancing and the environment.

The association INTPOW, or Norwegian Renewable Energy Partners, was established in cooperation between the authori- ties and the energy industry in 2009. Through cooperation between the authorities and industry, INTPOW seeks to increase value creation and employment in the Norwegian- based energy industry and thus give it a stronger international position. INTPOW focuses on renewable energy sources such as hydropower, wind and solar power, and on ICT for the power sector.

Norway is a heavy producer of renewable energy, first of all due to good resources in hydropower. Over 99% of the electricity production in mainland Norway is covered by hydropower plants. The total production of electricity from hydropower plants amounted to 135.3 TWh in 2007 There is also a large potential in wind power, offshore wind power and wave power, as well as production of bio-energy from wood. Norway has limited resources in solar energy, but is one of the world’s largest producers of solar grade silicon and silicon solar cells.

The system for Guarantees of Origin was implemented by the EU Renewable Energy Directive 2009/28/EC. In 2010 the average electricity consumption mix of a Norwegian household was 36% renewable.

As per the European Union’s 2009 Renewables Directive (later added in the EEA Agreement), Norway has established a national goal for renewable energy – 67.5% of gross final consumption of energy supplied by renewable sources by 2020.

Why attend:

  • A fully packed programme of high profile speakers
  • Excellent networking with the who’s who of the regional and international hydro energy industry
  • Technology update in the exhibition area
  • Extensive finance advice on developing commercially bankable hydro energy projects with case studies
  • Learn about local hydro energy development and profitability
  • Hear from and meet top hydro energy experts

Target group:

The event is best suited for senior officers and executives with responsibilities in the financing aspects and decision-making processes related to hydropower projects.