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HYDROPOWER EUROPE: The new forum giving voice to Europe's hydropower community

A new three-year long EU funded project has recently started, it aims to gather input from the European hydropower community in order to agree upon common Research and Innovation priorities for the sector in Europe.

Indian power representatives successfully trained

In the course of an one-week training at the KWS PowerTech Training Centre, Indian experts familiarized themselves with flexible power plant operation both theoretically and practically.

VGB PowerTech: First Analysis of Greenpeace Study on Coal-fired Power Plants - No New Facts and Findings - Method Not Recognisable

• Neither method nor statements of the study are comprehensible • First evaluation lacks scientific approach • European coal-fired power plants make significant contribution to improving air quality

Indo-German Energy Forum: Roundtable on "Flexible coal-fired power plants – a sustainable solution"

Flexible coal-fired power plants are an important focus of the IGEF. Such flexibility is an important prerequisite for the development of renewable energy in India - its capacity is expected to increase from the current 72,000 MW to 175,000 MW in 2022.

VGB PowerTech: Technical competence centre for wind power at the NRW booth of WindEnergy Hamburg 2018

VGB PowerTech presents its objectives at the NRW booth of the WindEnergy Hamburg 2018. VGB’s mission is to support the co-operation on all technical topics and tasks for wind power plants.

New business models for VGB utilities

In view of the expansion of renewables and distributed generation, the integration of these systems and the use of storage technologies plays a major role in the energy sector.

Successful minimum load tests in Dadri NTPC power plant (India)

As part of the Indo-German Energy Forum (IGEF), the VGB is working together with German and Indian partners to demonstrate the technical feasibility of the flexible operation of Indian coal-fired power plants.

Revision of the VGB/BAW Standard "Corrosion Protection for Offshore Wind Structures" published

The aim of this standard is to ensure that the considerable investments in offshore structures are safeguarded by appropriate corrosion protection systems. In this context, coating systems, for instance, are to protect the steel structures of offshore units from corrosion damage, during their entire service life – which is normally at least 25 years – and without requiring any expensive repair work.

Flexibility Toolbox now available

The Flexibility Toolbox – a study on potential measures enabling flexible operation of coal fired power plants – was formally handed over to Indian partners on 19 April 2018.

Change in the management of VGB PowerTech e.V.

With effect from 1 April 2018, Dr Oliver Then takes over the management of VGB PowerTech as successor to Erland Christensen.
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