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Newsletter 5/2018

Electricity Generation - Facts and Figures 2018/2019

An update of Electricity Generation - Facts and Figures 2018/2019 is published. Since 2003, this VGB publication informs about facts and trends in electricity generation.

The edition 2018/2019 is available for download in English and German language now.


Member Information

  • Abstracts of Minutes

VGB Events

Call for Papers | Review

New Publications

  • VGB PowerTech Journal 9 (2018): Research & Development, Renewables
  • VGB PowerTech Journal 10 (2018): Environmental engineering, Power plant By-products
  • VGB Annual Report 2017/2018
  • Latest media data 2019: Your advertisement in the VGB PowerTech Journal


Abstracts of Minutes

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VGB PowerTech Journal 9 (2018): Research & Development, Renewables


Christopher Weßelmann

Digitisation in power generation

Some topics:

  • Efficient storage of electricity – Power to gas with double waste heat utilisation The “Energiewende” requires electricity storage (Ulrich Bohn and Florian Lindner) Download ...
  • A concrete solar collector – from design to assembly in full scale (Patrick Forman, Sebastian Penkert, Dirk Krüger, Peter Mark, Jürgen Schnell, Klaus Hennecke, Joachim Krüger and Reinhard Dasbach)
  • Microbiological analyses of cooling water according to 42nd BImSchV (Herbert Lindner and Sebastian Hahn) Download ...
  • Successful vibration analysis on a 200 MW pump turbine in Luxembourg (Patrick Tetenborg, Johann Lenz and Gilles Nosbusch)

Issue PT Journal 9/2018

VGB Annual Report 2017/2018

In this Annual Report, VGB PowerTech presents the results of its activities in the reporting period 2017/2018. VGB PowerTech bundles issues and tasks related to electricity and heat generation and storage that are of joint interest for the power industry, i.e. operators, manufacturers, service companies as well as research and development institutes. VGB PowerTech also coordinates relevant activities of member companies with governmental institutions and additional partners in international cooperation worldwide.

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VGB PowerTech Journal 10 (2018): Environmental engineering, Power plant By-products


Nicolai Bech

Biomass ash: Challenges and opportunities

Some topics:

  • Biomass ash and options for utilisation (Angelo Sarabèr and Hans-Joachim Feuerborn) Download ...
  • The H2020 Biofficiency project – A holistic approach towards ash-related problems in case of combined heat and power generation from biomass (Sebastian Fendt, Lynn Hansen, Thorben de Riese, Flemming Jappe Frandsen, Frans van Dijen and Hartmut Spliethoff)
  • Wind Energy in Germany and Europe
    Status, potentials and challenges for baseload application - Part 2: European Situation in 2017 (Thomas Linnemann and Guido S. Vallana) Download ...
  • Wood ash brings nutrients back to the forest (Lisbeth Sevel and Rasmus Willumsen)

Current Issue

Latest media data 2019: Your advertisement in the VGB PowerTech Journal

Also in 2019 the VGB PowerTech Journal will continue to provide current information and latest news and findings about the trends in the power business. Make advantage of our renowned journal and print advertising and address your customers and stakeholders to draw the attention to your products and services.

The focal issues and deadlines are listed in our editorial schedule supporting decision when to place you advertisement for the maximum yield. Get in touch with us, we would be pleased to make a bespoke offer to increase and improve your market position.

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  • Inspection, Maintenance and Refurbishment of Hydropower Plants
    November 30, 2018, Salzburg, Austria
  • Mercury Control
    December 6/7, 2018, Berlin, Germany
  • Operation of Wind Power Plants in Cold Climate
    January 23/24, 2019, Vienna, Austria
  • Maintenance in Power Plants
    February 19/20, 2019, Potsdam, Germany
  • Thermal Waste Utilization and Fluidized Bed Firing Systems
    March 13/14, 2019, Hamburg, Germany
  • Digitalization in Hydropower
    April 25/26, 2019, Graz, Austria
  • Materials and Quality Assurance
    May 23/24, 2019, Dresden, Germany
  • Gas Turbines and Operation of Gas Turbines
    June 5/6, 2019, Mainz, Germany
  • VGB CONGRESS - Innovation in Power Generation
    September 4/5, 2019, Salzburg, Austria
  • Chemistry in Power Plants
    October 23/24, 2019, Würzburg, Germany

Conferences from IEA Clean Coal Centre

  • Clean Coal Technologies 2019
    June 3 - 7, 2019, Houston, Texas, USA
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Call for Papers | Review

Call for Papers: Gas Turbines and Operation of Gas Turbines 2019

This event is focussing on solutions and innovative concepts for gas turbine plants, their subsystems and components. Relevant aspects to meet current and future challenges shall be addressed, such as availability, reliability, utilization of primary energy, load and fuel flexibility, lifetime costs and environmental protection.

Please send your proposals for papers on the following subjects:

  • Energy and environmental policy framework conditions
  • Measures for increasing flexibility and their consequences
  • Maintenance and modernization
  • Innovative technologies and new products

We are looking forward to receiving your suggestions by 30 November 2018.

Call for Papers: Materials and Quality Assurance

Aim of the workshop is to provide results of advanced materials and quality assurance aspects. The workshop is aimed at manufacturers, planners, operators, insurers and experts interested in technology and its environment, researcher, authorities and associations.

Your contribution should focus on one of:

  • Lifetime Assessment, Flexibility, Periodic Inspections
  • Materials and Components
  • Slagging of the Combustion Chamber
  • Modern Welding Technologies, Additive Manufacturing (Welding)
  • Quality Assurance, Damages, RCA-Studies
  • Renewable Energy, Energy Storage

The lectures and discussions will be held in English.

Become a part of the VGB Workshop Materials and Quality Assurance and submit a proposal for a paper online by 23 November 2018.

Call for Papers: VGB CONGRESS 2019 - Innovation in Power Generation

Innovations are a constant feature of our industry, in our day-to-day business and in activities involving a long-term planning horizon alike. They are an important means of reacting to challenges and processes of change. Our goal is to find, develop and implement technically clever and efficient solutions, because life without the secured generation and storage of power and heat is unimaginable.

Please send your proposals for papers on the following subjects:

  • Generation and storage technologies for the future
  • Flexibility options in generation and storage of power and heat
  • Digitalisation in power generation
  • Lessons learned in projects and O&M
  • Optimisation, monitoring and diagnosis
  • Training and education
  • ı Mothballing and decommissioning of plants

Use your speech to present innovative concepts, developments and solutions at the VGB Congress 2019, the knowledge-sharing platform for the technical aspects of the future energy supply.

We are looking forward to receiving your suggestions by 14 December 2018.

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