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POWER-GEN Europe is a three-day event for professionals in the European energy market. It offers a platform where stakeholders in the energy sector meet, learn and innovate. Find out how it has evolved to become Europe’s leading hub for business and technology.

About POWER-GEN Europe

Not to be confused with the defunct British energy supplier Powergen, POWER-GEN Europe organises discussions and workshops at each event. These promote best practices under the European energy market.

The event’s location varies from year to year. In 2018, POWER-GEN Europe hosted the exhibition in Vienna. In 2019 the event took place in Paris. It was co-located in partnership with European Utility Week. Clarion Events organises and coordinates the yearly exhibition.

Themes for discussions and workshops

Distributed energy generation was one of the key themes discussed at POWER-GEN Europe. Topics included gas-fired generation, district heating, hybrid power solutions and renewable fuels.

Lifecycle management was another big theme explored at the Paris event. Topics included gas turbines, nuclear energy, plant optimization and reusing coal plants.

GOOD TO KNOW:Lifecycle management assesses the environmental impact at each stage of a product's lifecycle. This ranges from the extraction of raw materials, their use, disposal and recycling.

Check out the short clip below in which the Event Director, Paddy Young, previews the show:


Partnerships with POWER-GEN Europe

The latest POWER-GEN Europe exhibition was co-located with European Utility Week. Clarion Events organised the event and invited over 800 exhibiting companies.

Clarion Events

The world's leading event organisers, Clarion Events, is an American based company. It merged with its US rival PennWell Corporation in 2018. PennWell's portfolio of events includes POWER-GEN Europe (known before as Electrify Europe).

With 550 employees, PennWell manages over 40 exhibitions and conferences across the world. It offers unified marketing solutions for energy services in the industrial technology sector. The Clarion-PennWell merger united two powerhouses that propelled the visibility of POWER-GEN Europe to new heights.

Merging with Clarion will enhance our offerings to the worldwide customers of PennWell's diversified portfolio of events, including the POWER-GEN series. (PennWell President and CEO Mark Wilmoth)

European Utility Week

European Utility Week is another yearly event that unites energy professionals. POWER-GEN Europe and European Utility Week shared the exhibition venue in Paris. It was co-located with European Utility Week. They pooled their resources and contacts to offer a bigger and more targeted event.

There was a strong presence from UK energy leaders at POWER-GEN Europe in Paris. How to meet the UK Government's net-zero carbon emissions 2050 pledge was at the top of their agenda.

By co-locating Power-GEN and European Utility Week, we will be able to offer a truly end-to-end power event for the whole electricity value chain. (Clarion Energy Managing Director, Rick Wall).

Exhibitors at POWER-GEN Europe 2019

Who were the energy-industry leaders at Powergen Europe’s three-day event? Below are some of the utility leaders who presented projects for a low carbon energy supply:

  • Solar Turbines
  • GRDF (Gaz Réseau Distribution France)
  • GRTgaz
  • RTE (Réseau de transport d’électricité)
  • Coneva
  • EnergyWorx
  • GD4S (Gas Distributors for Sustainability)
  • Gestap Energy Solutions
  • Kaluza (an Ovo company)
  • PowerPeers
  • Enel
  • Iberdrola Ventures

Frequently Asked Questions: POWER-GEN Europe

Get the answers here to any queries on the yearly POWERGEN Europe exhibition.

Are POWER-GEN Europe and European Utility Week the same thing?

POWERGEN Europe and European Utility Week are two separate events. They're held every year, aimed a unifying energy industry practitioners. They both shared the exhibition centre in Paris for the 2019 event at the Paris Expo Porte de Versailles.

Both of these event brand names hosted the three-day event. Each of them will have their own stand occupying a designated area of the joint exhibition floor. Visitors who register for POWERGEN Europe will also have free access to European Utility Week and the extensive programme of free content across the two shows.

GOOD TO KNOW: The Paris Expo Porte de Versailles is an exhibition centre in Paris. It's the largest exhibition park in France. The venue boasts a huge exhibition floor, eight pavilions and two auditoriums. The venue hosts over 120 trade-shows every year, including the POWERGEN Europe exhibition.

How do I get involved in the next POWER-GEN Europe event in 2020?

Milan is set to be the next location for next year’s POWERGEN Europe event from 27 to 29 October 2020. It will also be co-located with European Utility Week.

If you’re interested in exhibiting or sponsoring a company in Milan, fill out the online form.

The venue for the 2020 event will be Fiera Milano (Milan Fair), housed within glass pavilions. It’s located 15 km from Milan city centre. By car, you can reach the venue by motorway. Either take the A4 Turin-Milan-Venice or the A8/A9 Milan-Airport Malpensa. You can also get there via the West tangential.

Both visitors and exhibitors will be able to park in a spacious onsite car park. It has a capacity of approximately 14.000 parking spaces.

Can I still take part if I’m a start-up?

POWER-GEN Europe welcomes over 50 startups on the Initiate! Hub. New energy companies can showcase their solutions that promote carbon-neutral energy. Among those at the last event in Paris were Agile (powered by Eon), Accelerace, Adaptricity and BM Power.

Startups can apply for the 2020 POWER-GEN Europe event if they have not have exhibited at any previous editions of European Utility Week. Applicants must also meet the following criteria:

  1. Have less than five years of industry experience, applicable to software startups.
  2. Showcase at least one prototype and/or pilot project.
  3. Have at least three staff members.
  4. Show innovation in smart homes, smart meters, smart generation, energy reduction and efficiency.

Contact POWER-GEN Europe

The POWER-GEN Europe team is available to help. Contact them if you’re interested in attending or exhibiting your company at the next 2020 event.

Telephone and email contact

You can get in touch with Clarion Events to get the information you need. Find their contact details below:

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Clarion Events
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(0)207 384 8036
*Monday to Friday: 9am-6pm

General enquiries: [email protected]

Exhibitor enquiries: [email protected]

Social media contact

To discover more about the POWER-GEN Europe events, visit their social media pages. You can stay up to date with the latest news about upcoming events or related announcements:

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