Experts discuss future of electricity generation in Warsaw
September 24, 2013
Around 60 international experts from 15 European countries came to Warsaw for the 8th Annual ExPPERTS Europe Conference, Sept 18-19, to discuss the future of electricity generation under tightening European Commission legislation.
As the 2016 Industrial Emissions Directive (IED) looms and CO2 regulations are set to dramatically cut carbon emissions, power plants across Europe must act now to drive down pollutant levels whilst maintaining the highest levels of plant efficiency and plant flexibility.
Although the new IED will require compliance by both new and existing fossil fuel plants by 2016, the final wording on the guidance documents (BREFs) has not been agreed.
In fact, the commission faces over 800 comments from EURELECTRIC (a trade association representing utilities) alone which must be considered and reviewed before the final document is ready. However, despite these issues, it would seem that most countries in the EU are already moving forward to compliance with tightening emission limits for particulates, sulphates and nitrates.
The event provided an opportunity for the participants to find out the latest information on the 2013 BREF Draft and to network with key industry figures to uncover the very latest developments in a wide range of emissions reduction technologies and strategies.
The keynote presentation by the European Commission’s Thierry Lecomte’s entitled “Clarifying updated European standards as a result of the new draft of the BREF to better understand the best available technology (BAT)” focused on practical details would facilitate technology decisions and developing appropriate action plans within a given plant .
Through presentations, in-depth panel discussions covering emissions reduction technologies and strategies as well as cutting-edge case studies from plants that have upgraded to SNCR technology for reduced NOx emissions, ExPPERTS Europe 2013 equipped participants with the crucial knowledge necessary for minimizing emissions and maximising cost efficiency.