On Thursday 14 November, Energy Technologies Europe will discuss in Paris the future of European power generation together with some of the sectors’ key players.

If centralised power facilities are to play a role in the future energy system, it is increasing thought that they will have to feature a mixture of technologies so that they can meet the market needs and drastically reduce CO2 emissions. This means that hybrid plants will be built that incorporate wind or solar along with gas or other thermal technology and most likely an element of energy storage.

The Clean Energy Hubs concept takes this stage further and envisages a plant that can convert surplus electricity generated from renewable sources into synthetic fuels to be stored and used when needed, while being able to generate its own power when peaks demand it. This and much more will be discussed during the Distributed Generation Hub Session on Hybrid Power Plants & Clean Energy Hubs which will take place on Thursday 14 November in Paris from 10:00 to 13:00 at POWERGEN Europe, this year co-located with the European Utility Week.

Patrick Clerens, Secretary General of Energy Technologies Europe and Session chair, says: "Learn here where European power generation is going. It will involve energy storage, a stronger link with industry and other sectors, and a wider range of products and services that the future power plant will provide. Come to this session to learn how existing assets are already being repurposed for a decarbonised and integrated future."

The session will develop around two main topics: “Repurposing thermal power for energy systems dominated by renewables” and “Decarbonising other sectors trough sectoral integration” with presentations and panel discussions. Confirmed speakers include representatives of STEAG, Vattenfall, and EMEC/ReFLEX Project which add to the President, Martin Pogoreutz, and the Secretary General, Patrick Clerens, of Energy Technologies Europe.

Further information on agenda, speakers and registration form is available on the official website of POWERGEN Europe: bit.ly/2YL2GZy