Next generation wind and solar power. From cost to value
Renewable power has seen a dramatic expansion in recent years thanks to sharply falling costs. However, this growth has raised a new challenge for policy makers, system operators and regulators.
Integrating the first few percentage points of variable renewables into generation poses few problems for most power systems. Beyond these levels however, power systems must be adapted and upgraded to take variable renewables into account.
The traditional focus on the levelised cost of electricity (LCOE) – a measure of cost for a particular generating technology at the level of a power plant – is no longer sufficient.
Next-generation approaches need to factor in the system value of electricity from wind and solar power, meaning the overall benefit arising from the addition of a wind or solar power generation source to the power system.
Innovation in aviation, research and development of electric and hybrid drive systems for aircrafts
Internal combustion engine driven vehicles cause significant noise and air pollution. This problem occurs more dominantly at aviation, and the energy used for aviation is very wasteful. Therefore recently special attention is devoted to new technologies that can achieve a significant reduction in energy consumption of air transport, as well as noise and air pollution. Increasing research and development activities have been launched all over the world, aimed at the creation of environmentally friendly all-electric or hybrid drive systems for aircrafts. Besides the environmentally friendly aspects, the main goal is to achieve increasing power- and energy density with the elements of the drive system in addition to fulfilling the appropriate security levels. Novel solutions appear which can revolutionize the aviation industry. The presentation describes the current innovative research and development directions and highlights the Siemens and the Hungarian added values.
Further plenary speakers will be announced soon!
Preliminary schedule is available HERE.
Detailed schedule is going to be announced 11th June, 2017.
Table discussion: Actual trends and challenges in the field of nuclear energy
Young professional workshop
We are pleased to announce the technical tour to Paks Nuclear Power Plant. Paks Nuclear Power Plant is located just 120 km South of Budapest. It was built between 1972 and 1987 and has 4 operating units, 500 MWe each. Paks Nuclear power plant is providing more than 50% of the electricity production of Hungary. Participants are going to visit operational area of the plant and gain comprehensive overview of its operation and properties.
After visiting Paks NPP the tour continues with having fun at the fantastic Aquaworld Resort which is open until 22:00. After closing buses will take you back to the hotel.
The €55 tour fee covers the travel to and from Paks NPP, the lunch and the entry to Aquaworld Resort Budapest. Capacity is limited with only 40 seats available.
Welcome reception (19:00 Wednesday, 21st June)
Venue: Danubius Hotel Flamenco – Bolero Foyer
All registered participants are invited to network, change ideas and socialize with fellow conference attendees at our welcome reception. It will take place at the conference hotel, so you can join us conveniently. We hope to see you there!
Social program (18:00 Thursday, 22nd June)
You are all warmly invited to our unforgettable social event on Thursday 22nd June, where you will have the opportunity to discover the treasures of Budapest. In an exciting city race you can try your agility with a team while admiring the lovely historical buildings and places of the Hungarian capital. At the end of the tour, you will be invited to taste the finest Hungarian cuisine and be part of an entertaining program at the Gellért Brasserie. After enjoying a traditional folk dance performance, the floor will be yours! This evening will provide a pleasant setting and a friendly atmosphere for networking and recreation. Be a part of it!
Gala dinner (20:00 Friday, 23rd June)
Venue: Halászbástya Restaurant
We are delighted to announce that the Gala dinner of IYCE’17 will be held at Halászbástya Restaurant (Fisherman’s Bastion Restaurant). We are celebrating the 10 year anniversary of IYCE series, therefore this occasion is going to be special.
Located in the Buda Castle District, Fisherman's Bastion is one of Budapest's famous landmarks, and is a favourite tourist destination. Built in the Romanesque Revival style, the Bastion's terraces offer a stunning view of Budapest. The Danube and the Parliament building can perhaps be seen at their finest from the vantage point of the Fisherman's Bastion. The main entrance to the restaurant is located at the right-hand side of the structure, behind the Matthias Church.
You can enjoy a delicious dinner in this breath-taking environment, it is a perfect opportunity to unwind after two days of information gathering. Tickets for accompanying person can be bought at the registration desk until 18:00 Thursday, 22nd June.
The buses will leave from Danubius Hotel Flamenco at 19:30 (to be confirmed).