Archive – 2016

December 14

The Water Market is Changing

In April 2017, the water industry in England begins to deregulate and the barriers to competition start to come down. If you are a business, charity or public sector organisation, it means you will be able to switch the retail part of your water services to your choice of service provider. From 1 April, you will be a free agent – you will be able to switch your water supplier whenever you choose.

Only 1 in 4 English businesses are informed about the upcoming water deregulation, and many don’t understand the potential benefits of this change in the market.

Find out more about the changes in the English water sector through this notice and these Q&As from UtilityWise. Click on the image below to see the infographic (1MB).

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December 08, 2016

UAE undergoing major energy changes to face the future

The retrofitting of existing buildings to greener standards is widely recognized as a key step in the sustainable development of a nation’s economy.
The Dubai Supreme Council of Energy has set the goal of reducing energy demand by 30% by 2030. To achieve this goal, retrofitting and refurbishing existing buildings has been identified as a core strategy to reduce overall energy demand.
RetrofitTech UAE Summit & Awards will give an update on UAE’s retrofit programme for buildings to lower water and electricity demands, identify upcoming projects and requirements, and give a snapshot on the emerging opportunities in new sectors or markets through innovative conference formats.
Read the full Press Release

September 30, 2016

Hinkley Point Contracts have been signed

NRG Expert Analyst Edgar van der Meer joined share radio’s morning money programme live to discuss the completion of the deal for a new nuclear power generator at Hinkley Point. Listen to the segment here

September 26, 2016

NRG Expert analyst discusses Nuclear Energy’s future

Following the earlier interview; NRG Expert analyst Edgar van der Meer rejoined share radio on Monday to discuss nuclear energy’s future. Listen to the clip in the link below.

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September 23, 2016

His Excellency U Ohn Win, Union Minister for Natural Resources & Environmental Conservation to Open CMT’s 3rd Myanmar Mining Summit in Yangon.

Co-Hosted by the newly merged Ministry of Natural Resources & Environmental Conservation, CMT’s 3rd Myanmar Mining summit to be held on18-20 October in Yangon boasts of authoritative panel of senior officials and leading industry players examining new mining legislation, mineral potential and downstream opportunities, financing options, and vital safety and sustainability challenges. Read the full Press Release

September 15, 2016

Hinkley Point gets Government Approval – NRG Expert Analyst Edgar van der Meer Reacts for Share Radio

Listen to the clip of Edgar van der Meer on Share Radio’s ‘Morning Money’ programme discussing the implications for the UK and how this decision affects meeting emissions targets set by the government. Listen Here

September 01, 2016

OTC’s Arctic Technology Conference (ATC) Names 2016 Distinguished Achievement Award Recipients

Tulsa, OK, USA (1 September 2016) – The Offshore Technology Conference’s (OTC) 2016 Arctic Technology Conference (ATC) has announced its 2016 Distinguished Achievement Award honorees for the Individual and the Companies, Organizations and Institutions Categories. Awardees were unanimously selected by the ATC 2016 Awards Committee, led by ATC Oversight Committee Chairman Brian Miller and OTC Board Member Norman Carnahan. ATC will recognize Göran Wilkman for Individual Achievement and the 2015 Shell Alaska Exploration Program for Companies honors. The recipients will be recognized during the ATC 2016 Distinguished Achievement Awards Luncheon on Tuesday, 25 October, during ATC in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada.
Read the full Press Release

July 17, 2016

The 13th Deepwater Asia Pacific(DAP)2016 Supported by Indonesia Consulate

CDMC Events, as the organizer of The 13th Deepwater Asia Pacific(DAP)2016 are glad to announce that Consulate General of the Republic of Indonesia in Shanghai has made an agreement being our supporting organization. Consulate General of the Republic of Indonesia in Shanghai will not only serve as a wide and reliable platform for Oil & Gas information exchange and networking but also an opportunity for sharing knowledge and practice on Oil & Gas industry. Pertamina (Indonesia National Petroleum company)、SKK Migas (Indonesia Oil and Gas Special Task Force)、Petronas (Malaysia National Petroleum company)、Shell and Chevron will attend the conference.

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July 17, 2016

Energy Internet & “One Belt One Road” Summit 2016 is Drawing Near

The preliminary draft for China’s energy Internet action plan has been completed with the formal plan likely to come out within this year. The energy Internet related market scale is expected to exceed 5 trillion yuan, predicted industry insiders. The combination of energy and Internet has become a mainstream thinking under the country’s “Internet Plus” strategy and China is likely to encourage various pilot projects to achieve higher efficiency in using renewable energy such as wind power and solar PV power in a bid to replace polluting coal, according to an informed source.

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July 17, 2016

The Spring of Australian Household Energy Storage ESA2016 Australia Energy Storage Conference is Drawing Near

At the end of 2015, Australian rooftop solar system installation has exceeded more than 1.5 million households. The electricity price is 5-8 Australian dollars points and in this case, the number of users increased ten thousand per month. About 1.5 million kWh of energy storage market can be expected, while the government photovoltaic (PV) subsidy contract covering 300 thousand users will expire in 2016. In 2017, the small energy storage system with the rooftop PV system will have a installed capacity of about 500 thousand kWh. By 2020, the retail price of the small energy storage system is expected to fall at 0.9 Australian dollars/ Wh, according to the authority of AEMO (Australian Energy Market Operater).

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July 17, 2016

FPSO & FLNG Asia 2016 Seizing New Money Opportunity in the FPSO & FLNG Market on Oil Price Rebound

As an essential component of offshore oil and gas development, the Floating Production System (FPS) has been developing vigorously in recent
years. It is estimated that the expenditure of global FPS will reach 91 billion USD between 2013 and 2017,However, given the the plunge in global
oil prices last year and the excessive shipping capacity growth over the past decade, the global market in marine engineering equipment dropped
to the freezing point during the first quarter of 2015. As a result, the FPSO market is suffering from unprecedented difficulties. Nonetheless, the
FPSO market is still encouraging in the long term: a positive outlook remains with potential orders for $80-$120 billion from 2015 to 2019.

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May 19, 2016

NRG Expert Analyst provides insights on Shale Gas exploration in the UK

North Yorkshire County Council is starting its planning committee process to decide whether fracking will be allowed in the area. So what are the latest pros and cons of shale gas excavation that have left local councils in tricky situations? Matt Cox has been hearing from Edgar Van der Meer, Senior Analyst at the independent energy market research company NRG Expert, to find out. Listen to the interview here.

May 19, 2016

Re-launching RetrofitTech KSA – Discover opportunities in KSA’s retrofit market

24-25 October 2016
RetrofitTech KSA is a specialized seminar exploring the challenges and opportunities in KSA’s emerging retrofitting and refurbishment industry to achieve energy efficiency goals.
As Saudi Arabia continues to diversify its economy beyond oil exports, energy intensity of the economy has grown. In order to conserve oil resources for the future generation, a key focus of the government and industry leaders is to reduce the energy intensity growth through policy, management and technology measures.

Read the full Press Release

May 18, 2016

Record heat and record rainfall. Climate change has altered the GCC’s weather systems and increased the risk and regularity of extreme weather events.

18 May 2016: In order to support improvement in GCC weather forecasting ability Advanced Conferences and Meetings (ACM) launched the WeatherTech GCC conference in 2015 the first event of its kind in the region to provide a platform to discuss optimization of next generation technologies to revolutionize the collection, analysis and distribution of weather forecasting data in the GCC.

This year the 2nd Annual WeatherTech GCC will take place on the 1st and 2nd of November 2016 in Abu Dhabi UAE and will build on the success of the 2015 event that brought together 120 attendees from seven nations over two days. The 2nd Annual WeatherTech GCC will gather the GCC weather and forecasting community and continue to support economic development, enable future sustainability and help to mitigate weather risk to industry and individuals.

The global climate is changing and it is happening now. We will continue to experience climate change in the coming decades as increasing volumes of heat restricting greenhouse gasses are created by human activities and amass in the atmosphere.

Read the full Press Release

May 17, 2016

Managing Outage Capital and O&M Budgets in Real Time

Interview with Joe Kimlinger, Director, Outage Management, Dynegy

Outages are among the largest expenditures for power plants and operations are continuously faced with immense pressure to successfully plan, execute and recover from outages with limited resources. Focusing on running outages cost-effectively and efficiently without sacrificing operational excellence, proves to be repeatedly unpredictable and challenging. As outage management techniques continue to evolve and improve, it is vital that aging facilities integrate with new technologies to optimize costs and gain the most value from plans.
Joe Kimlinger, Director, Outage Management at Dynegy, recently shared with marcus evans lessons learned for navigating O&M expenses: Read the full news release

April 27, 2016

MiFID II in energy trading: The best practices in implementing the ESMA guidelines

MiFID II will have a significant impact on the energy market, and there are a number of unique challenges that will need to be appreciated by market participants if they are to comply with the latest developments that have been made in this area.

Ahead of The application of MiFID II for energy trading Conference, we spoke with Nikos Triantafyllidis, Group Financial and Energy Markets Compliance Manager at OMV, who analyses the best practices in implementing the ESMA draft tests as well as the latest developments in RTS 20.

Read the Full Interview here

April 25, 2016

Maximize on Turnaround Best Practices, Improved Planning and Safety Support

Interview with Dave Robert, Client Service Manager, I.C.E. Professional Services, LLC

For the last 7 years, the marcus evans Chem/Petrochem & Refinery Shutdowns and Turnaounds Conference has been one of the most anticipated STO meetings in the industry, bringing together professionals & plant managers to discuss key fundamentals for achieving the utmost efficient shutdown /turnaround operation. The conference provides attendees with proven solutions in timely maintenance planning/scheduling and improving communication between O&M.

Read the Interview here

April 5, 2016

Join the Power Gen Community at the 15th Outage Management for Power Plants Conference in New Orleans

New Orleans, LA– April 5, 2016 – marcus evans will host the 15th Outage Management for Power Plants (OMPP) Conference on July 26-28, 2016 at the Astor Crowne Plaza in New Orleans. As it has for more than over a decade, this annual meeting provides power generation professionals with proven case studies on how to run outages efficiently without sacrificing operational excellence.

Read the full Press Release

March 03, 2016

Ohio’s Miners Seek A Life After Coal As Industry Loses Steam in Appalachia

International Business Times – STEUBENVILLE, Ohio — Danny Hepburn hops into the cab of a rumbling white semi-truck, the words “Student Driver” emblazoned on the back in black block letters. An instructor rattles off the list of switches and gauges to review before Hepburn steers the beastly vehicle around a snow-covered parking lot. Hepburn, who was laid off twice last year at a nearby coal mine, is here to learn the trucking trade.

“I’ve got to go do something else,” he says. “The way the coal industry is, I don’t know if I’ll ever go back.”

Read the full article with insights from NRG Expert Analyst Edgar van der Meer

January 25

Jordan: A step forward towards implementing its National Renewable Energy Strategy at Solar & Wind Projects Jordan conference today

Amman (January 25, 2016) – Day one of Solar & Wind Projects Jordan conference at Sheraton Amman Al Nabil Hotel brought together government authorities, investors, developers, consultants, EPC contractors, financiers, legal firms and technology providers to discuss future plans, regulatory updates, procurement models and construction strategies to deliver solar and wind projects leading up to 2020. This conference is organized by Advanced Conferences & Meetings (ACM).
The conference started with the opening remarks of the chairman Eng. Mohammed Al Ta’ani. H.E. Dr. Taher Shakhshir the Minister of Environment delivered the keynote address followed by an overview on the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources’ agenda for solar energy by Dr. Mohammed Al Dabbas, Minister’s advisor for Energy Affairs from the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources. Dr. Wijdan Al Rabadi shared a presentation on behalf of EMRC about shaping RE policies and regulations in the Jordanian electricity sector. Whilst Mario Campo from ABB shared a presentation on enabling the power of renewable onshore wind& PV solar grid integration. Jyrki Leppanen shared a presentation on optimized solutions for PV power plants. At 09:55 the industry panel: current challenges for local and international solar developers started with Mr. Walid Shahin as moderator and Hanna Zaghloul, Eng. Ahmad Halaiqah and Ennis Rimawi as panelists. Eng. Yacoub Marar shared an overview on the agenda for wind energy by the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources. Another interesting presentations on Jordan Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency fund programs and projects and PV Soiling Loss in the Middle East Region were delivered by Dr. Rasmi Hamzeh and Dr. Fred Chen respectively. Sean Miller elaborated on JWPC update on the Tafila wind farm project whilst Patrick Jaeger shared a case study on the latest project development & financing trends. And finally Eng. Muhieddin Tawalbeh and Eng. Emil Alasis shared a presentation on NERC’s update on the WECSP pilot Plants.
“The conference is a good opportunity to meet and network with people involved in the Solar & Wind industry.” said Naji Zaghlool, Electrical Engineer at NEPCO.
The first day of Solar & Wind Projects Jordan conference created the perfect platform for the attendees to build relations, exchange ideas and seize business opportunities throughout the ACMi+ interface that allowed for many networking breaks which created a dynamic, efficient and relevant learning environment.
“Excellent Conference.“ said Shourouq Hammad at EMS.

Many key players participated in this event, to name a few: Ministry of Environment, Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, Energy and Minerals Regulatory Commission (EMRC), ABB, National Energy Research Center- Royal Scientific Society, Kawar Energy, ANREPCO, Catalyst Private Equity, Jordan Renewable Energy and. Energy Efficiency Fund, UKC Holdings Corporation, Jordan Wind Project Company, Conergy and National Energy Research Center.

Solution providers like ABB (Gold Sponsor), Conergy, UKC, Adenium and Gamesa (Associate Sponsors), Dentons (Panel Sponsor), Solar Frontier, Deger and Linuo (Networking Sponsors) showcased their newest technologies, innovation and solutions for solar and wind at Solar & Wind Projects Jordan conference.
Day two (January 26) of the conference will feature MIGA presentation on risk mitigation in power projects, financiers panel on the current solar investment strategies for Jordan, presentations on success cases about the wind energy integration in electrical systems, update on renewable energy projects in Jordan by the National Electric Power Company, a presentation on complying to legal framework and overcoming current challenges in Jordan, a session on discovering the benefits of solar leasing for Jordan and a transmission companies’ panel featuring the current status of energy transmission for solar and wind energy.

This is a great opportunity not to be missed by solar and wind experts and professionals.

Organizers: Advanced Conferences & Meetings is a premium business-to-business conference company focused on the requirements of the MENA region. Its events are highly tailored networking and learning opportunities, bringing senior decision makers together and providing up-to-the-minute information on industry trends, government initiatives, technological advances and developments in regulation. As such, they act not only as extremely effective tools for gaining business advantage, but also as high level platforms for change in the industries they serve.

January 19

Programme of the GeoTHERM – expo & congress is published

Guest of honor Turkey / Two parallel congresses addressing both shallow and deep geothermal energy / Early-Bird Tickets until 29th of January.
Offenburg. In six weeks, on 25th + 26th February, Europe’s leading geothermal marketplace, the GeoTHERM welcomes the international geothermal industry. The largest event throughout the European geothermal industry is annually hosting 3500 visitors and 190 exhibiting companies, all in all from 40 countries. With the international trade fair and the two parallel congresses GeoTHERM addresses shallow and deep geothermal energy perspectives and challenges. The tenth GeoTHERM provides a stage for international high level experts and operators to discuss the latest scientific and industrial developments as well as current geothermal energy policies. Read the full press release

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