In Europe hydropower is still the frontrunner in renewable energy with an annual electricity production of more than 375 TWh. Hydropower with its base-load generation profile and its variety of ancillary services will be a main pillar in transforming the global energy supply structure towards a sustainable energy future, which is based on reliable, indigenous, non-polluting and competitive carbon-free generation. Thus, Hydropower remains an indispensable renewable energy that has to be boosted within the scope of ambitious energy and climate policy.
In this context, VGB PowerTech Ι Hydro has provided a growing platform for hydropower operators and equipment manufacturers to share experience and knowledge at a high expertise level since 2000. This platform includes a Strategic Forum, a Technical Committee and six permanent Technical Groups for different technical, operational and environmental topics and for energy policy aspects. Additional groups can be activated on demand. Currently, more than 100 experts are participating in VGB hydropower committees.
As an international technical association for generation and storage of power and heat VGB PowerTech Ι Hydro is working with several national associations and in close co-operation with EURELECTRIC on European level. Within the framework of a memorandum of understanding VGB's professional competence is integrated into the political/strategic work of EURELECTRIC.
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Current topics and activities
VGB PowerTech Ι Hydro is the collective European voice for operators, hydropower equipment manufacturers and suppliers as well as the first address for all stakeholders in technical, environmental and strategic issues and acts as hub for the hydropower community.
- Dr Mario Bachhiesl
Phone: +49 201 8128 270
- Wolfgang Czolkoss
Phone: +49 201 8128 253
- Ulrike Hellmich
Phone: +49 201 8128 282
- Akalya Theivendran
Phone: +49 201 8128 230