27 - 29 October 2020

About POWERGEN Europe


About POWERGEN Europe


POWERGEN Europe debuted in Paris in 1993 and over the next 25 years, established itself as the centrepoint for the power generation sector to present the latest technologies and solutions, meet, exchange ideas, share knowledge and address the key issues affecting the industry. The event has seen the launch of cutting edge technologies from the world’s leading power engineering innovators and has been the nexus for business deals and projects that have transformed the industry.

POWERGEN Europe has been hosted by many of the largest cities of Europe and it was perhaps fitting that the conference & exhibition returned to Paris in 2019, where it co-located with European Utility Week for the first time.

POWERGEN Europe seeks solutions to the challenges of the day and now, with the industry committed to a programme of decarbonisation, digitalisation and decentralisation - the need to encounter the best technologies and industry brains has never been greater.

The combination of POWERGEN Europe and European Utility Week created an end-to-end event for the electricity sector, which is increasingly appropriate in a sector seeing collaboration right across the electricity value network.

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What did we bring you during POWERGEN Europe 2019

  • Under new management with world leading Clarion Events
  • The only event in Europe to have a definitive focus on the after market needs of Europe’s installed thermal power base
  • The application of Clarion’s marketing and content strategies to POWERGEN Europe's strong and recognised brand
  • A deep focus on the OPERATION, UPGRADING AND MAINTENANCE OF EXISTING ASSETS – reliable, clean, efficient, flexible & profitable
  • A strong focus on the increasing growth of DECENTRALISED GENERATION assets, thermal or renewable and the new customers investing in these 
  • A part of a genuine and unique “end-to-end” power event, presenting generation in its true context.


Power Station at night
  • The EU has set a target of a 40% cut in greenhouse gas emissions compared to 1990 levels by 2030. By 2050 the target is 80%
  • The EU also wants at least a 27% share of renewable energy consumption by 2030 and is on track to hit 20% by 2020;
  • A study by Eurelectric says Europe will only hit its 2050 climate targets by ramping up renewables in the energy mix to 80%
  • Eurelectric also wants diversification of power sources to ensure system reliability and flexibility; a changing role of conventional power to back-up energy; and maturity of CO2-offset and power-to-gas technologies. 
  • Europe has five countries in the top 10 destinations for renewables investment as compiled by EY: Germany, France, the UK, The Netherlands and Denmark;
  • The world’s 10 largest offshore wind farms are all in Europe – seven of them in the UK.
  • France has pledged to close 14 nuclear plants by 2035 and its remaining four coal plants by 2022.
  • The nuclear decommissioning services market in Europe is expected to post a compound annual growth rate of nearly 30% between now and 2022.
  • The world’s largest nuclear fusion project is in France and there are others in Italy and the UK.
  • The EU wants all its countries to be able to transport at least 10% of the electricity production via interconnections to neighbouring countries by 2020.
  • There are several multi-million projects to connect islands in the Mediterranean with the mainland, all being carried out by European cable companies.
  • Gas-fired generation is seen in most European countries as the most flexible and efficient partner for renewables.
  • EDF’s Bouchain power plant in France entered the Guinness Book of Records in 2016 as the most efficient combined cycle power plant in the world.
  • There is significant trend towards using gas-fired engines as a standby, fast-response electricity balancing mechanism.
  • This year has seen increased interest and investment in carbon capture, storage and utilization.
  • Since 2015 the energy storage market in Europe has almost doubled each year. In 2017 there was a 49% rise in installed capacity, reaching 1.6 GWh – up from 0.6 GWh within two years.
  • A report by the European Energy Storage Association and consultants Delta-ee names Germany and the UK as the two most important markets for storage. Both are dominated by lithium-ion batteries.
  • Italy is emerging as a rapidly growing market in the storage residential sector, as is France.
  • By the end of 2017 there were 950 smart grid projects in Europe, accounting for €5 billion investment. 
  • Coal still supplies roughly 25% of Europe’s energy.
  • The biggest net importers of electricity include Italy, Finland and the UK, while Germany, France and Sweden are among the biggest exporters.


2019 Sponsors


2019 EUW Partners & Sponsors

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