SAE Media Group is proud to announce Gas to Power 2012!
This unique conference will address the key role of natural gas in meeting the challenges of future power generation and the transformation of energy supplies. The gas network infrastructure has been established for some time and Gas to Power 2012 will seek to address how it can make a greater contribution.  
Hear presentatations from OFGEM, ENEL, Energinet.dk, IPSA Group, ESB International, Siemens, Wartsila, Poyry Energy, Storengy, and Addleshaw Goddard, through to the Association of Electricity Producers.
The conference also includes three must attend workshops looking at: Cash Modeling in International Power Project, Gas to Power and Carbon in Emerging Economies, Cogeneration: Efficient Conversion of Gas to Power On-site.
Points of discussion will include:
·          How can we maximize the potential of the existing natural gas infrastructure to meet out energy demands?
·          Generating power from gas using high efficiency conversion technology (technology business cases)
·          Power generation applications (technology business cases)
·          Cogeneration and power station opportunities
·          Understanding the value chain from well head to power plant
·          Structure of the existing generation portfolio
·          Investments in new infrastructure
·          Case studies operators, technology and infrastructure

The Big Debate: European Power Liberalisation: 

Where do our Attendees Come from?


 Who Should Attend Gas to Power 2012?

VP's, Directors, Manager's and Heads of:

  •  Supply
  • Operations
  • Generation
  • Special Projects
  • Research & Development
  • Energy Delivery
  • Program
  • Development

Would you like to take part as a speaker, sponsor or delegate? Please email SAE Media Groupproduction@SAE Media Group-online.co.uk

Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Andrew Cox

Andrew Cox, Manager, Energy Intelligence & Marketing Research

9:10 OFGEM Keynote: Regulatory Outlook – UK and European Frameworks

Giuseppina Squicciarini

Giuseppina Squicciarini, Head of Regulatory Economics, Ofgem

  • Integrating markets
  • Support schemes
  • British examples
  • 9:50 EU Power Market Evolution: Challenges and Perspectives

    Nigel Hawkins

    Nigel Hawkins, Head of Spot Market Bidding, Enel S.p.A.

  • Gas to Power interactions
  • Evolution of the EU power markets
  • Challenges
  • Perspective
  • 10:30 Morning Coffee & Networking Session

    10:50 Challenges for Gas Generation Investments

    Clare Duffy

    Clare Duffy, General Manager, ESB International

    This presentation will look at the challenges facing gas-to-power investors in the UK against the backdrop of market uncertainty caused by the government’s electricity market reform; stretching environmental targets; and difficult capital markets.

    11:30 NRGmesh – Smart LNG Networks

    Rudolf Huber

    Rudolf Huber, CEO, Next LNG

  • Why conventional LNG is inept to fulfil the needs of the new power business
  • Smart generation – putting some oomph in whatever you have in place
  • "Deal with what exists” as opposed to “Big bang”
  • Smart Energy networks that work everywhere
  • 12:10 Smart Power Generation

    Melle  Kruisdijk

    Melle Kruisdijk, Director, Market Development, Wärtsilä

  • The challenge to integrate renewable generation into the Power System
  • Smart power plant generation, what is it?
  • Case study
  • Wärtsilä Flexible Power Plant concepts
  • Case study
  • 12:50 Networking Lunch

    14:10 Panel Debate: The European and UK Gas to Power Outlook

    This interactive panel debate will focus on new European supply routes, funding options and the role of LNG / Gas Storage capacity.

    Bruno Leray

    Bruno Leray, Managing Director, Storengy UK

    Andrew Morris

    Andrew Morris, Director, Poyry Energy Consulting

    Albrecht Blumencron

    Albrecht Blumencron, Director, Bayern LB

    John Macgillivray

    John Macgillivray, Managing Director, Project Planning And Management Limited

    14:50 How will Climate Change Regulations Impact Europe's Power and Gas Markets?

    Andrew Morris

    Andrew Morris, Director, Poyry Energy Consulting

  •  Impact of wind and solar generation on gas-fired electricity production and gas demand
  • Requirements for gas flexibility to cope with intermittent generation
  • How will price volatility change in such circumstances?
  • 15:30 Afternoon Tea

    16:10 The UK Gas market: The Impact of Increasing Imports and Wind Power Intermittency

    Howard Rogers

    Howard Rogers, Senior Research Fellow, Oxford Institute for Energy Studies

  • Supply demand outlook and seasonal dynamics
  • The impact of global LNG supplies on UK supply mix
  • Seasonal Storage: new capacity vs reliance on interconnectors for seasonal supply
  • Wind Intermittency: The impact on gas generation and fast acting storage requirements
  • 16:50 Storing Electricity by Storing Gas

    John  Baldwin

    John Baldwin, Chair, Renewable Energy Association

  • How 2020 and beyond needs flexible CCGTs
  • How close to market gas storage will be needed to support these CCGTs
  • How alternative means to store electricity (batteries, pumping water up-hill, compressed air) cannot be economic compared to gas storage-CCGT flexibility
  • 17:30 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    Andrew Cox

    Andrew Cox, Manager, Energy Intelligence & Marketing Research

    8:30 Registration & Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Andrew Cox

    Andrew Cox, Manager, Energy Intelligence & Marketing Research

    9:10 Integration Between Electricity and Gas – Wind, Bio-Methane and Storage

    Malene  Hein Nybroe

    Malene Hein Nybroe, Senior Project manager, Energinet.dk

  • Fossil free future energy system – equals large amounts of wind power, solar cells etc.
  • Fluctuating power production creates need for storage of excess power production – and filling the electricity “holes”
  • Electricity, gas and district heating systems – strengths and weaknesses – advantages of interaction between the systems
  • Technological prospects of converting electricity to gas – possibly methane – and using underground storages
  • 9:50 European carbon market outlook and impact on conventional generation

    Steven Knell

    Steven Knell, Associate Director, IHS (Global)


  • EU ETS supply and demand fundamentals
  • Potential impact of a double dip recession on the European carbon market
  • Carbon price implications for power sector operational and investment strategy


  • 10:30 Morning Coffee

    10:50 Efficient & Cost Effective Industrial Gas Turbine Solutions

    Brian Igoe

    Brian Igoe, Expert Proposal Manager, Siemens Industrial Turbomachinery Limited

  • Power Demand and Gas Utilization
  • Gas Turbines for Power Generation and Cogeneration Applications
  • New Technology
  • Case Studies
  • 11:30 Providing Flexibility and Security of Gas Supply for Power Production

    Bruno Leray

    Bruno Leray, Managing Director, Storengy UK

  • Future supply flexibility
  • Role of LNG and new infrastructures
  • Strategic role of storage
  • Ensuring flexibility in generation supply
  • 12:10 Case Study: Independent Power Production in South Africa

    Mike Eyre

    Mike Eyre, Executive Director, IPSA Group PLC

  • Overview of assets
  • Pioneering South Africa's first IPP
  • Newcastle Cogeneration , Kwa Zulu Natal
  • Future Projects
  • 12:50 Networking Lunch

    13:50 Panel Discussion: Understanding the Potential of Natural Gas in Generation; Perception & Reality

    This interactive debate will focus on the strategic role of natural gas in future generation projects, the perception of gas as a generation fuel and the reality.

    Malene  Hein Nybroe

    Malene Hein Nybroe, Senior Project manager, Energinet.dk

    Matthew  Monteverde

    Matthew Monteverde, Senior Analyst Generating Fuels , Argus Media

    Tim  Rotheray

    Tim Rotheray, Policy Manager, Combined Heat And Power Association

    14:30 Small Scale CHP – Cost Effective Carbon and Demand Management in Buildings

    Anthony Mayall

    Anthony Mayall, Business Development Director, EnerG Combined Power

  • What is small scale CHP?
  • Where does it fit?
  • What constitutes a successful project?
  • 15:10 Financing LNG Regas terminals

    Andrew Petry

    Andrew Petry, Partner and Head of Energy & Infrastructure Finance, Addleshaw Goddard

  • Project Finance - challenges and solutions
  • Bank Financing for Secondary Sales
  • Other funding solutions
  • 15:50 Afternoon Tea

    16:10 The Politics of Power Generation

    David Porter

    David Porter, Chief Executive, Association Of Electricity Producers

  • Outlook for the UK’s liberalized market
  • The relationship between government and the energy sector
  • European developments
  • The future?
  • 16:50 Developing CHP in the UK Policy Environment

    Tim  Rotheray

    Tim Rotheray, Policy Manager, Combined Heat And Power Association

  • The fundamentals for CHP investment
  • The policy context impacting investment
  • The future for gas CHP in the UK
  • 17:30 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day Two

    Andrew Cox

    Andrew Cox, Manager, Energy Intelligence & Marketing Research


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    The Copthorne Tara Hotel boasts 745 square meters of flexible meeting space, consisting of the Shannon Suite and the Liffey Suite, ideal for hosting conferences, weddings and social events. Facilities include access to the business centre 24 hours a day, fully equipped fitness room, gift shop, theatre desk and Bureau de Change. With ample onsite parking outside the London congestion charge zone and excellent transport links via Heathrow Airport, the hotel is the perfect location for business or leisure stays. The hotel is within close proximity to the shops of High Street Kensington, Knightsbridge and Westfield London, Olympia Conference Centre, Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Palace and Hyde Park.



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