Programme Overview

VGB CONGRESS 2017 - Generation in Competition

(Subject to revision)
Conference languages: German and English – simultaneous translation provided

Last update: 5 May 2017

Programme overview:

Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Get-together in the exhibition

Get-together in the exhibition
starting 18:00 until 21:00

The VGB PowerTech and the exhibitors invite all participants to a get-together. Catering will be arranged.

Use the opportunity to intensify your contacts and to have interesting conversations.

Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Podiumsdiskussion
  • Opening of the congress
  • Plenary session
    Motto: Transformation as Business opportunity?
    Chair: Sonja van Renssen, ep energy post, Belgien

Thursday, 14 September 2017

Technical Sessions

Technical Sessions

  • Section A
    Generation & storage technologies for the future
  • Section B
    Lessons learned in new build-projects and O&M
  • Section C
    New business opportunities
  • Section D
    Flexibility options in generation and storage of power and heat
  • Section E
    Short Presentation with Discussion

VGB CONGRESS 2017 in Essen

  Wednesday, 13 September 2017
09:00 Visit of the Exhibition
10:00

Opening of the Congress

Opening of the Congress

Dr. Hans Bünting, Chairman of the Board of VGB PowerTech e.V.

Welcome Address

Thomas Kufen, Oberbürgermeister der Stadt Essen

Ehrungen

Plenary session

Transformation as Business opportunity?

Chair: Sonja van Renssen, ep energy post, Belgium

(A click on the title of the lecture will lead you to the abstract.)

11:00
P1
The transformation of the European utility landscape
Frank Klose, Boston Consulting Group, Germany
11:30
P2
It is all about decarbonisation! Coal is phased out, future for nuclear is unsure and grid is lagging behind. How do we ensure security of supply?
Kristian Ruby, EURELECTRIC, Belgium
12:00
Plenary discussion
12:30
Break and poster session in the exhibition
“Will decentral, digitised and decarbonised lead to disruption?”
Chair: Sonja van Renssen, ep energy post, Belgium
14:00
V1
Digitalization in Engery - Evolution or Revoultion
Dr. Sven Heiligtag, McKinsey, Germany
14:20
V2
Central or Decentral it depends - a matter of analysis and planning  
Prof. Dr. Michael Weinhold, Siemens AG, Germany
14:40
V3
Urban Solution in the context of sector coupling – contribution to a decentralized and decarbonized generation
Dr. Marie-Theres Thiell, Innogy SE, Germany
15:00
Panel Discussion
Chair: Sonja van Renssen

Redner V 1 – V 3 and N.N.

16:00
Break and poster session in the exhibition
19:00 Welcome Evening
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  Thursday, 14 September 2017
Section A: Generation & storage technologies for the future
(A click on the title of the lecture will lead you to the abstract.)
09:00
A01
Battery storage systems for gas-fired power generation solutions to enable blackstart of gas turbines, to increase the plant performance and operational flexibility, and to offer additional grid services
Uwe Fuchs and Stefan Alwers, Siemens AG, Germany
09:30
A02
Biomass as an attractive option in the transition phase – some Dutch examples
Dr. Wim Willeboer and Nikolaus Valerius, RWE Generation, Germany
10:00
A03
10 MW engines for cogeneration in the mid-sized power plant segment
Klaus Payrhuber, GE Power
10:30 Break and poster session in the exhibition
11:15
A04
Multifuel CFB solutions – producing power in a flexible environment
Dr. Markus Bolhàr-Nordenkampf, Valmet GesmbH, Austria; Ari Kokko and Jouni Kinni, Valmet Technology Oy, Finland
11:45
A05
Co-generation and district heating for the future, based on CFBC and (waste) wood firing
Dr. Frans Van Dijen, EngieLab, Belgium
12:15
A06
Measures for reducing Hg emissions in lignite power plants - assessment of available technologies
Günter Heimann, Christoph Tischer, Lausitz Energie Kraftwerke AG, Germany
12:45 Break and poster session in the exhibition
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Section B: Lessons learned in new build-projects and O&M
(A click on the title of the lecture will lead you to the abstract.)
09:00
B01
Damage on austenitic material HR3C - root cause analysis and investigation program
Christian Ullrich, Peter Körner VGB PowerTech e.V., Germany; Thomas Hauke, Lausitz Energie Kraftwerke AG; Simon Heckmann, RWE Generation SE, Germany
09:30
B02
European best practices and standards ensure security of supply and power quality from Africa’s largest thermal power plant
Markus John, ABB AG, Germany; Ingo Wagner, ABB Switzerland Ltd, Switzerland
10:00
B03
Current utilization of CEZ hydro plants and prospective new projects
Roman Mašika, ČEZ, a.s., Czech Republic
10:30 Break and poster session in the exhibition
11:15
B04
Qualification for operations managers of power plants
Ernst Michael Züfle and Christian Jaffke, KWS Kraftwerksschule e.V., Germany; Andreas Weilnhammer, SWM Services GmbH, Germany
11:45
B05
Advanced 7/9HA gas turbine operational experience update
Marcus Scholz, GE Power, Germany
12:15
B06
New ways of working in the division lignite power plants – interim balance of response
Carsten Hacheney, RWE Power AG, Germany
12:45 Break and poster session in the exhibition
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Section C: New business opportunities
(A click on the title of the lecture will lead you to the abstract.)
14:00
C01
Energy Storage Project M5BAT – Medium Scale Batteries for Grid Services
Dr. Christian Folke, Uniper Energy Storage GmbH, Germany
14:30
C02
Optimised scheduling of the hydro power plants along the river Lech
Dr. Meagan Burke and C. Silvester, Uniper Technologies, UK; M. Donauer, Uniper Kraftwerke, Germany
15:00 Break and poster session in the exhibition
15:45
C03
Wind generation as part of an integrated electricity system
Dietmar Reiner and Dr. Thomas Burchhart, Verbund Hydro Power GmbH, Austria
16:15
C04
Maintenance market for wind onshore and EnBW's strategy
Dr. Matthias Bauer, EnBW Energie Baden-Württemberg AG and Dirk Dollmann, Connected Wind Services A/S, Germany
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Section D: Flexibility options in generation and storage of power and heat
(A click on the title of the lecture will lead you to the abstract.)
14:00
D01
Conversion of a large power plant into single-mill operation
Hans Christian Schröder, TÜV Süd Industrie Service GmbH; Christian Gerber, Grosskraftwerk Mannheim, Germany
14:30
D02
New flexibility options of hydro power – opportunities and examples
Martin Schrott, VERBUND Hydro Power GmbH, Austria
15:00 Break and poster session in the exhibition
15:45
D03
Technologies for primary control reserve in Continental Europe
Dr. Arnim Wauschkuhn, EnBW Energie Baden-Württemberg AG, Germany
16:15
D04
Decarbonisation by using the flexibility of district heating systems with central generation facilities
Prof. Dr. Eckhard Ritterbach and Dr. Tammo Wenterodt, Ramboll Energy, Germany
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Section E - Short Presentations with Discussion
Conference language English without simultaneous translation
Section E1: No future without digitisation!
(A click on the title of the lecture will lead you to the abstract.)
09:00
E1.1
Value expectations of high standard digital solutions and their importance in challenging market environments
Tamer Turna, Yildirim Energy Holding AS, Turkey
09:10
E1.2
Networking of photovoltaics, electromobility, heat pumps and power grid: First operating experience
Ralph Lingel and Thomas Nordmann, TNC Consulting AG, Switzerland; Prof. Harald Thorwarth, University Rottenburg, Germany
09:20
E1.3
The cloud advantage. Reasons why power leaders moving to cloud
David Asciutti, GE Digital, Italy
09:30 Discussion
Chair: Sonja van Renssen
10:15 Break in the exhibition
Section E2: Cloud versus IT security
11:25
E2.1
Aviation as a benchmark for operational excellence
Norman Barnekow, SolutiCon GmbH; Hans Christian Schörder, Jörg Schenkel, TÜV Süd Industrie Service GmbH, Germany
11:35
E2.2
Research project DamokleS 4.0
Julia Bons, Hochschule Ruhr West, Germany, Klaus Hermsen, celano GmbH, Germany, Dr.-Ing. Karla Ohler-Martins and Muhammet Erdogan, thyssenkrupp Steel Europe AG, Germany, Prof. Dr. Uwe Handmann, Prof. Dr. Marc Jansen and Matthias Grimm, Hochschule Ruhr West, Germany
11:45
E2.3
IT Security in Germany in Energy Automation
Alexander Schomberg, Schneider Electric, Germany
11:55 Discussion
Chair: Sonja van Renssen
12:45 Break in the exhibition
Section E3: Dusty keyboard or benefit for maintenance?
14:00
E3.1
Mining goes digital: a mobile solution for maintenance
Mark Eberlein, Arie-Johann Heiertz, RWE Technology International GmbH, Germany
14:10
E3.2
A digital solution for condition monitoring of boiler, burner, mill and Co.
Fabian Fonseca, Liisa Clemens, Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Europe GmbH, Germany
14:20
E3.3
Digital twin – analytic engine for the digital power plant
Uwe Rode, GE Power Digital, Germany
14:30 Discussion
Chair: Sonja van Renssen
15:15 Break in the exhibition
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