London, UK, 9th May 2016 – POWER-GEN Europe and its co-located event Renewable Energy World Europe, the leading conference and exhibition for the international power and renewable industries, today invites industry professionals to give their thoughts on the issues that matter to them as part of the annual POWER-GEN Europe Confidence Index.
This comprehensive pan-European report, gives a voice to the industry, assists in strategic decision making and gives unique insight into the continent’s power sector.
Speaking to the industry, Nigel Blackaby, Conference Director for POWER-GEN Europe, says: “The Confidence Index gives you – the power industry professional – the opportunity to make your voice heard. Every opinion is valuable. The survey results will provide executives with valuable insights to make informed decisions about the best approaches, technologies and strategies going forward.”
Over 700 participants expressed their opinion and influenced energy industry decision-makers last year – including participants from Advanced Power, Exxon Mobil, Siemens and GE.
The Index revealed that professionals saw the growing share of renewables in the energy mix as the most important issue facing the European power sector in the short term. The issue slipped to second place, behind energy storage, as the forecast expanded to 20 years.
- 30 per cent of those that downloaded the 2015 Index stated that it was to ‘assist in making strategic decisions about their European business.
- 70 per cent used the Index to ‘gain insights into the European power market’.
This year’s Index results will allow the industry to begin tracking trends in industry confidence, and to compare changes year-on-year.
Blackaby continues: “The POWER-GEN Europe Confidence Index is unique because it voices the collective opinions of power industry professionals themselves, above those of independent analysts and forecasters. This makes it truly grounded and a valuable guide to the future of our industry.”
Have your say on the sector and share your vision for the future – complete the online comprehensive questionnaire – on the POWER-GEN Europe website.
As an alternative to the online survey, you can also complete the questionnaire at POWER-GEN Europe and Renewable Energy World Europe in Milan from 21st to 23rd June, where there will be a dedicated Confidence Index booth 4HA57 on the exhibition floor.
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About PennWell events
POWER-GEN Europe and Renewable Energy World Europe are owned and organised by PennWell Corporation. These events form part of a series staged annually in North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East, and provide exhibitors with an international ‘one-stop-shop’ for penetrating markets and presenting their products and services to a global audience. For delegates and visitors, the events offer a dedicated forum tailored to their specific regional needs, putting them in touch with suppliers of solutions to their particular problems. The conferences address topical issues critical to the development of power generation in the host region.
About POWER-GEN Europe and Renewable Energy World Europe
In order to achieve the ambitious targets set at COP21, the power industry will require new approaches, new products and new skills.
The POWER-GEN Europe and Renewable Energy World Europe conference and exhibition will take place on 21st to 23rd June 2016 in Milan. The event remains the destination of choice for stakeholders to gain and exchange key insights and learning as all aspects of Europe’s energy transition come under the spotlight.
This year’s event has unprecedented support from associations, including Assoelettrica, Confindustria Lombardia, MedReg, ANIE, RES4MED, AssoRinnovabili, FAST, ANIMP, Lombardy Energy Cleantech Cluster and RSE in its host country, Italy. And USDOC, VDMA, ASME, European Turbine Network and COGEN elsewhere.
In addition, utilities, equipment producers, service providers, city energy co-ordinators, consultancy firms, financiers, data handlers and grid operators will share their experiences and knowledge, and discuss the industry’s current and future needs.