Joint Press release ETE, EUGINE, EUTurbines on EU Long Term Strategy
The European Commission presented on 28 November the much awaited “Strategy for long-term EU greenhouse gas emissions reductions”. The strategy presents possible paths and measures that will allow the EU to comply with the Paris agreement and to reach the climate neutral objective as soon as possible.
The goal of limiting global warming to well below 2°C...more >
EUGINE and EUTurbines Joint Press Release on Horizon Europe
Horizon Europe – ITRE Committee vote:more >
Energy efficiency, flexibility and renewable gases rightfully taken on board
R&I support is crucial to ensure the transition towards a reliable, cost-efficient and decarbonised energy system. It is therefore important that the future EU R&I framework programme “Horizon Europe” adequately includes all areas contributing to this goal.
Ralf Wezel, Secretary General of EUGINE and EUTurbines, has expressed his support to...
EUTurbines Statement on Frequency Requirements
This EUTurbines statement aims to clarify the facts and status of discussions on a selected number of technical subjects on frequency related topics linked to Network Code Requirements for Generators. It gives clear recommendations from manufacturers side for the national implementation to consider both the needs of the TSOs and their obligation to ensure stability of the electrical system on one hand, and the inherent constraints of some generation technologies on...more >
EUTurbines officially supports the “Joint Call to the candidates for the 2019 European Elections” asking future Members of the Parliament to keep industry at the top of the political agenda and call for an ambitious long-term EU industrial strategy.
New #Industry4Europe Paper on Implementation of an EU Industrial Strategy
EUTurbines as one of 122 European industrial associations co-signed the new #Industry4Europe Paper with suggestions to EU policy makers on how to implement an adequate governance for an EU industrial strategy. The proposals of the coalition paper focus on 2 pillars: an informed and steady dialogue between industry and decision-makers as well as a structure of the European institutions that allows for an implementation of an industrial strategy at highest...more >
Joint Press Release: A carbon-neutral but reliable energy system is possible
Ahead of the European Commission’s consultation on the EU Long-term Decarbonisation Strategy, the sector of gas-based power generation highlights one of the energy system’s most promising solutions to reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and tackling climate change: the switch of gas-based power generation to carbon-neutral gases.
EUTurbines Overview of LCP BREF / BAT Conclusions and IED
This document provides a quick compilation of the most important areas of the Large Combustion Plants (LCP) Best Available Techniques (BAT) Reference Document (BREF) and BAT Conclusions – as well as of the Industrial Emissions Directive (IED) – for gas turbines manufacturers. While some explanations are provided to better illustrate some areas, the document does not attempt to interpret the legal texts it refers to.
See the overview here
EUTurbines Activity Report 2017
EUTurbines comments to ENTSO-E consultation
EUTurbines comments to ENTSO-E Public consultation on Guidance for Connection Code implementation related to Frequency Stability Parameters.”
EUTurbines Position on Requirements for Generators Art 13 (4) and (5)
EUTurbines welcomes the update of the IGD on frequency stability related parameters, addressing, among others, the admissible active power reduction from maximum output with falling frequency (NC RfG Art 13 (4) and (5)). RfG Art 13 does not make a distinction between dynamic and steady- state behaviour. It also does not clearly state how ambient conditions and technological constraints should be taken into account.more >
In that discussion, EUTurbines calls to carefully...
EUTurbines president M. Ladwig at conference "Gas Turbines" in Amsterdam
On October 25, EUTurbines president M. Ladwig participated in the Verein Deutscher Ingenieure (Association of German Engineers) International Conference "Gas Turbines" in Amsterdam. His presentation was entitled: “The Pathway Forward for Gas Turbines in a Decarbonized Europe.”
See the presentation here
#Industry4Europe campaign for an ambitious EU industrial strategy
EUTurbines has signed, together with another 118 industrial associations, a Joint Reaction Paper "For an ambitious EU industrial strategy: going further". The document is a reaction to the Commission's Communication on "Investing in a smart, innovative and sustainable Industry: a renewed Industrial Strategy for Europe" published in September. The Signatories have identified all key objectives and missing measures that should be at the heart of any ambitious and longer-term EU...more >
E&M Powernews - EU research project on flexibility
EUTurbines Position on Electricity Market Design
EUTurbines welcomes the effort to adapt the electricity market design to the new market reality. The key element of the reform is the recognition of the need for flexibility solutions to balance the variable renewable energy sources as main contributors to a decarbonised energy system. more >
Flexible dispatchable thermal power plants can provide a considerable share of this flexibility, but need a market framework which ensures that, during a limited number...
EUTurbines comments to ETIP SNET IP consultation - August 2017
EUTurbines welcomes the initiative and stresses the importance of a continuous R&I support to achieve the energy system of the future. The relevance of all system contributors should be acknowledged.
EUTurbines comments - Survey on frequency related parameters IGD
EUTurbines comments to ENTSO-E Public consultation on Guidance for Connection Code implementation of frequency related parameters
EUTurbines Position on Impacts of variation in European H-gas quality
EUTurbines supports the idea of improving the security of supply on the European gas market by increasing the number of sources for gas in Europe and by creating a real European gas network. It is recognised that this includes gases of a diverging composition.
To ensure that gas turbines operate efficiently, safely and within the allowed emission limits, it is essential that the composition of gas reaching the gas turbine stays...more >
Have a look at the EUTurbines video on Power-to-Gas
We have prepared a short video summarising the main messages from our Power-to-Gas-to-Power event end of last year. In short statements the panellists of this joint EUGINE-EUTurbines event explain the challenges, the solution and the way forward.
Re-electrification of green gas is one way to answer the call 'gas can decarbonise' which will be so important for the post-2030 years!
You can watch the video here – and of course...
EUTurbines Activity Report 2016
EUGINE / EUTurbines Press Release - High potential for Power-to-Gas in power generation
Power-to-Gas-to-Power is a promising solution, which can contribute to solving the flexibility challenge in a system with an ever-increasing share of variable renewable energy sources - but needs a favourable framework. This was the main conclusion of the conference “Power-to-Gas: Balancing the energy system with green fuel”, jointly organised by EUGINE and EUTurbines this week.
High potential for Power-to-Gas in power generation
EUGINE and EUTurbines jointly organised a conference on 9 November to present Power-to-Gas in power generation as a promising solution to contribute to the increasing demands for flexibility in the energy system, exploring opportunities and challenges of this option. The conference, attended by over 60 participants, started with two speeches, followed by a high level panel discussion moderated by Sonja van Renssen (Energy Post)
A long-term storage solution for the future...
Press Release - New President
European turbines industry elects new leadership team
Michael Ladwig from GE Power in Switzerland is the elected new President of EUTurbines, the association representing Europe’s gas and steam turbine based technology providers. The new leadership team for the next 2 years is completed by Daniela Gentile from Ansaldo Energia in Italy and Thomas Thiemann from Siemens Power & Gas in Germany as new Vice-Presidents of the association.
“A key priority for my...
EPPSA-EUGINE-EUTurbines joint input to SET-Plan Issue Paper 4 (Energy Systems)
Within the SET-Plan discussions, the European Commission has proposed an overarching R&I target to ensure the EU’s energy system robustness and resilience (action n°4). EUTurbines, EUGINE (European Engine Power Plants Association) and EPPSA (European Power Plant Suppliers Association) have jointly prepared an input paper stressing the importance of flexible thermal backup generation to achieve this target. The paper also outlines a number of R&I priority areas to further increase the...more >
EUTurbines, ESTELA and EERA JP-CSP joint contribution to CSP issues paper
As part of developing the 10 actions outlined in the SET-Plan, the Commission has consulted stakeholders on targets for Concentrated Solar Power (CSP), which should contribute to increasing the deployment of CSP and to keep Europe’s leadership in this technology worldwide. EUTurbines, ESTELA (European Solar Thermal Electricity Association) and EERA JP-CSP (European Energy Research Alliance Joint Programme CSP) submitted a joint input paper reacting to the proposed targets and also...more >
Event Flexible Gas-to-Power was a great success
Joachim Balke, Member of the cabinet of Commissioner Arias Cañete
Carlos Härtel, Managing Director GE Global Research Europe
Rune Bjørnson, Vice-president for European policy and regulatory affairs, Statoil
Frank Schoonacker, Director Corporate Affairs, EDF Luminus
Marc Brusseleers, Member of the Board of EUTurbines
Marie Donnelly, Director at DG Energy, European Commission
Kari Hietanen, President of EUGINE
François-Regis Mouton, Chairman of GasNaturally
James Watson, SolarPower Eruope
Gas-to-Power has a strong, complementing role to play...
Event Flexible Gas-to-Power was a great success
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Flexible ‘Gas-to-Power’ solutions
Essential for Europe’s energy transition
On the day of the first State of the Energy Union report, EUGINE,
EUTurbines and GasNaturally jointly organised a conference on “Flexible
Gas-to-Power Solutions” to discuss how flexible gas-powered electricity
generation can contribute to the transition towards a resilient Energy
Union. The event gathered over 60 participants, including
representatives of the EU Institutions and industry stakeholders. The
panel discussion was moderated by Sonja van...more >