Newsletter

6-2017

Merry Christmas and a Successful New Year * Galileo Prize Materials Testing awarded to Christian Ullrich * Network Codes: Impact of the European guideline on system operation on existing and new generating units * Flexible power plant operation is a key issue in India * VGB’s contribution to the G20/CEM events System Integration of Variable Renewables – Focus on Supply Side Flexibility * (Model)Administrative Provision – Technical Building Rules and Requirements on Constructions * VGB-database KISSY supports performance analysis * PowerJobs: Current vacancies * Abstracts of Minutes * VGB PowerTech Journal 10 (2017): Electrical engineering, instrumentation and control; Power plant by-products * VGB PowerTech Journal 11 (2017): Gas turbines; Combined cycle power plants; Materials: Latest developments and experience in power plant engineering * Latest media data 2018: Your advertisement in the VGB PowerTech Journal * Electricity Generation - Facts and Figures 2017/2018 * VGB Annual Report 2016/2017 [more...]

5-2017

VGB Innovation Award 2017 awarded to Dr Tobias Vogel* VGBVS4OM: VGB-Standards database with a successful start * Latest media data 2018: Your advertisement in the VGB PowerTech Journal * PowerJobs: Current Vacancies* New power plants in Europe: Update October 2017 * Abstracts of Minutes * VGB PowerTech Journal 8 (2017): Industrial and cogeneration plants, combined heat and power plants (CHP) * VGB PowerTech Journal 9 (2017): Special – VGB Congress 2017: Generation in Competition * KKS Pocketbook – Free compact information about the KKS * TW-103 Ve "Availability of thermal power plants" - Now available as eBook! * Available in English: VGB/BAW-Standard Corrosion protection for offshore wind structures * VGB Events * Call for Papers | Review [more...]

4-2017

VGB Congress 2017 * Scientific Advisory Board of the VGB: Combined heat and power technologies (CHP) offer a highly efficient way to use fuels in the energy sector. They can therefore help to decrease CO2-emissions and to save resources * Expert discussions for exclusion of risks through sub-synchronous resonances * Commission decision on the LCP BREF published * VGB PowerTech: Technical competence centre for wind power at the NRW booth of HUSUM Wind 2017 * PowerJobs: Current Vacancies * Biomass storage monitoring * Analysis and modelling of the initial self-heating in woodchip piles * “GORE test facility” in the Schkopau power station * New power plants in Europe: Update August 2017 * Abstracts of Minutes * VGB PowerTech Journal 6 (2017): Steam generators and Power plant by-products * VGB PowerTech Journal 7 (2017): Maintenance of wind power plants; Environmental engineering * VGB-S-002-03-2016-08-DE - Technical and commercial indicators for power plants - Now available as free of charge eBook! * VGB-S-164-12-2016-10-EN-ebook - Avoidance of generator damage resulting from condensation on live parts - Now available as eBook! * VGB Events * Call for Papers [more...]

3-2017

VGB study: Wind Energy in Germany and Europe * VGB-Standards now online for Ordinary VGB Members * Pilot project „Wind Turbines – Major Failures Statistics“ * VGB CONGRESS 2017: Session programme online * Flexible coal-fired power plants – German experience sought after at GIZ workshop in Beijing * Abstracts of Minutes * VGB PowerTech Journal 4 (2017): Fluidised bed firing systems and Biomass * VGB PowerTech Journal 5 (2017): Nuclear power and nuclear power plant operation * VGB-S-164-11-2016-08-EN - Recommendations for thermal/mechanical generator protection - Now available as eBook! * VGB Events * Call for Papers | Review [more...]

2-2017

Start of a flexibility study in India: VGB team visits two NTPC power plants * Time for redesign - VGB PowerTech's homepage shows its new look * Information Security for power generating plants – Implementation of the German IT security law * VGB Innovation Award 2017 - Call for Proposals * VGB Quality Award 2017: Proposals Welcome * There are still free places! Register now for the Workshop Materials and Quality Assurance * Register now for the Conference Gas Turbines and Operation of Gas Turbines 2017 * The VGB Congress 2017 is approaching! * Call for Papers - Submit your lecture for the Conference Chemistry in Power Plants * Save-the-date: VGB announces Kickoff-Workshop about Energy Efficiency and Energy Management System ISO 50001 * VGB PowerTech Journal 1/2 (2017) Focus: VGB Congress “Power Plants 2016”, Leipzig, Germany: Focus on technical papers * VGB PowerTech Journal 3 (2017): Chemistry in power plants; Power plant and power plant fleet management * VGB Events [more...]

1-2017

VGB Quality Award 2017: Proposals welcome * Thermal power plants more flexible – VGB team speaks in New Delhi * VGB Innovation Award 2017 - Call for Proposals * Award of the VGB silver badge of honour to Dr. Sauro Pasini * Call for Papers - VGB-Workshop Flue Gas Cleaning * New power plants in Europe: Update February 2017 * „Partner steam power plant“ for the regenerative power generation: Final report in English * Abstracts of Minutes * Ice Detection Systems for Wind Turbines, Part II: Field test and benchmark at wind park Stor-Rotliden * Belit-Calciumsulfoaluminate-Cement from lignite and hard coal fly ash * VGB Events * Available in English: Offshore Diving Guideline * VGB PowerTech Journal 12 (2016): VGB Congress “Power Plants 2016”: Reports, impressions; Fuel technology and furnaces * VGB-S-002-03-2016-08-EN - Technical and commercial indicators for power plants * Available in English: VGB/BAW-Standard VGB-S-021-01-2016-EN - Corrosion protection for offshore wind structures and wind park components * VGB-S-041-00-2016-04-EN - Standards for professional leadership behaviour * VGB-S-043-00-2016-06-EN - Concept of (recurrent) training for performance of non-routine activities in German NPPs * VGB-S-116-00-2016-04-EN - Preservation of Power Plants * VGB-S-121-00-2016-04-EN - Monitoring, limiting and protection devices on gas turbine systems * VGB-S-145-00-2015-11-EN - Guide for the procurement of steam turbine plants * VGB-S-832-00-2016-04-DE-EN - Document designation for energy supply units * TW-103Ae - Analysis of Unavailability of Power Plants [more...]

6-2016

* Merry Christmas and a Successful New Year* New emission limits in India – VGB team reports about its experiences at workshops in Kolkata, Raipur and Hyderabad * Kristian Ruby appointed as next Secretary General of EURELECTRIC * VGB Quality Award 2017: Proposals welcome * Call for Papers - VGB-Workshop Flue Gas Cleaning * Abstracts of Minutes * Investment Requirements in the EU Electricity Sector up to 2050 – Presentation of study results at DG JRC * Pozzolanic reactivity of fly ash - New test procedure on trial* VGB PowerTech Journal 11 (2016): Steam turbines and steam turbine operation; Environmental engineering * Media Data 2017: Your advertisement in VGB PowerTech * VGB-S-116-00-2016-04-EN - Preservation of Power Plants: Coming soon! * VGB Events [more...]

5-2016

Scientific Advisory Board of the VGB: Pumped-storage hydro power plants are essential to enable integration of renewables into the European electricity system * Robust corrosion protection for offshore wind turbines * VGB PowerTech: Technical competence centre for wind power at the NRW booth of WindEnergy Hamburg 2016 * Dr Hans Bünting new Chairman of VGB PowerTech * VGB Safety & Health Award 2016 awarded to Electricite de France * Flexible thermal power plants – An Indian delegation study tour supported by VGB * China visited VGB - exchange on flexibility of coal-fired power plants * Polish standard for synthetic gypsum send to enquiry * VGB information: Administrative Provisions – Technical Building Rules (VV-TB) and Requirements on Constructions (ABuG) - what will change on 16 October 2016? * Call for Papers - VGB CONGRESS 2017 * Call for Papers - VGB Workshop "Materials and Quality Assurance" * Abstracts of Minutes * VGB Innovation Award 2016 awarded to Josef Langen * Alkali Silica Reaction - Variation of Prestorage Time - Further Investigations - New research project started * VGB PowerTech Journal 9 (2016): VGB Congress “Power Plants”. Renewables and distributed generation * VGB PowerTech Journal 10 (2016): Electrical engineering, instrumentation and control, information technology. Combined heat and power plants (CHP): Concepts and technology * Media Data 2017: Your Advertisement in VGB PowerTech * VGB-S-002-05-2015-10-EN-ebook - Wind Turbines (WT) ─ Definitions and Indicators - Now available as eBook! * TW-103 Ve "Availability of Thermal Power Plants" - Now available as eBook! * VGB Events [more...]

4-2016

Register now! VGB Congress 2016 - The leading industry event of power generation *Namaste India – Indian delegation visits the VGB Congress * VGB Conference Steam Turbines and Operation of Steam Turbines 2016 proved very popular * New power plants in Europe: Update July 2016 * Abstracts of Minutes * Benchmark Study on European-Pollutant Release and Transfer Register Emission Reporting and Assessment of Best Practices * VGB PowerTech Journal 7 (2016): Maintenance and service, retrofit, policies and projects; Renewables: Maintenance and service, retrofit, policies and projects – Wind power * VGB PowerTech Journal 8 (2016): Storage technologies, Industrial and cogeneration plants; Civil engineering: Power plants, wind and hydro power plants * VGB-S-115-00-2016-01-EN-ebook - Recommendations for the inspection and overhaul of steam turbines - Now available as eBook! * VGB-S-120-00-2016-02-EN-ebook - Exclusion of foreign material ingress into opened systems/components of nuclear power plants - Now available as eBook! * Alternative water supplies for coal-fired power stations - New report from the IEA Clean Coal Centre [more...]

3-2016

VGB Initiative “Hgcap”: Further reduction of mercury emissions from coal-fired power plants * ICCI 2016 in Istanbul: The German working group "Conventional Power Plants" coordinated by VGB presented its activities at the Turkish-German Energy Forum (TGEF) * Abstracts of Minutes * VGB PowerTech Journal 4 (2016): Service for power plants; Control and balancing energy, Flexibility of new and existing power plants; Renewables: Biomass * VGB PowerTech Journal 5 (2016): Nuclear power, nuclear power plants: operation and operating experience * VGB-S-210-00-2015-07-EN - Characterisation of Power Plant Coal - Now available as eBook! * VGB-S-831-00-2015-05-EN - Provision of Technical Documentation (Technical Plant Data, Documents) for Energy Supply Units - Now available as eBook! * VGB Events [more...]