VGB CONGRESS 2017 - Generation in Competition


The VGB CONGRESS 2017 with its new motto Generation in Competition will take place in the Congress Centre West at Messe Essen, Germany, 13/14 September 2017. The goal of the congress is to discuss the joint action of renewable and conventional power generation within the rapid change of the energy markets in Germany and Europe. Political and overall topics will be discussed in the plenary session on the first day.

For the sessions on the second day the following major technical topics will be presented:
  • New business opportunities
  • Flexibility options in generation and storage of power and heat
  • Interface power plant – grid
  • Generation & storage technologies for the future
  • Lessons learned in new build-projects and O&M
  • Optimisation, monitoring & diagnosis
  • Training and education
  • Conservation and decommissioning

VGB offers all participants a neutral platform to exchange experiences and gives a view on the technical future of the powery industry in Germany and Europe.


The conference will be accompanied by an Exhibition, which gives exhibitors the opportunity to present their companies and/or products. If you are interested to participate at the technical exhibition please contact: