Programme

 

21 September 2017: CONFERENCE DAY ONE

 

09.00        Registration (welcome coffee) 
09.30 Introduction
 

Welcome by Dr. Csaba Kiss, Chairman, COGEN Hungary (MKET)
Introduction by Wouter-Jan van der Wurff, Chairman, COGEN Europe
Keynote Speech by Dr. Miklós Seszták, Minister, Hungarian Ministry of National Development (invited)
Keynote Speech by Paul Hodson, Head of Unit, Energy Efficiency, European Commission (DG ENER)

 10.30 Session 1 - The big picture: How will 2050 look like?
 

What will the future energy system look like in a context of shifting paradigms and disruptive innovation and how heat and power will be delivered in a fully integrated system?

Moderator: Diana Ürge-Vorsatz, Director, Center for Climate Change and Sustainable Energy Policy, Central European University

Keynote introductions:
  • Ute Collier, Senior Programme Leader, Renewable Energy Division, International Energy Agency (IEA)

Panel debate:

  • Bertrand de Singly, Director of Strategy, GRDF
  • Tom Scarinci, Head of Global Customer Solutions, Siemens
  • Wouter Koopman, European Affairs Manager to Gas, Shell
  • Murat Isikveren, Director in charge of Energy at the Markets and Innovation Development Department, Veolia
  • Ute Collier, Senior Programme Leader, Renewable Energy Division, International Energy Agency (IEA)
12.00

Networking lunch - Sponsored by GE Power
Presentation by Ignaz Maarse, Sales Director, Gas Power Systems, GE Power

13.30 Session 2 – On the road to 2030: unleashing the power of heat for a consumer-led energy transition
 

As Europe embarks in the energy transition, how will the Clean Energy Package help bring together different national energy mixes, varying energy security needs and stages of economic development in a way that enables the EU to reach its energy and climate objectives in the long run? Does electrification equal decarbonisation? How to unleash all the energy efficiency potential across Europe and make energy consumers the active beneficiaries of the energy transition?

Moderator: Rodrigo Álvarez, Director of Regulations, ACOGEN

Keynote introductions:

  • Paul Hodson, Head of Unit, Energy Efficiency, European Commission (DG ENER)
  • Video message by Members of European Parliament on Clean Energy Package

Panel debate:

  • Paul Hodson, Head of Unit, Energy Efficiency, European Commission (DG ENER)
  • Roland Jöbstl, Policy Officer Energy and Climate, European Environment Bureau (EEB)
  • David Korody, Legal Director, National Federation of Associations for Consumer Protection in Hungary, on behalf of BEUC
  • Koen Noyens, Manager - Generation, Climate & Environment, EURELECTRIC
  • Tim Rotheray, Executive Committee Member, COGEN Europe
15.00 Coffee break
15.30 Session 3: The now: Getting markets to deliver for consumers

 

What are the immediate challenges and best practices in existing markets for energy efficiency technologies, including cogeneration? Have EU Member States been ambitious enough in implementing existing EU legislation energy efficiency and cogeneration? What are the growth opportunities in the different cogeneration market segments: industrial, district heating, small commercial?

Moderator: Simon Minett, Managing Director, Challoch Energy

Keynote introductions:

  • Snapshot survey on national trends and developments for CHP across Europe by Hans Korteweg, Managing Director, COGEN Europe
  • Heinz Ullrich Brosziewski, Vice President, German CHP Organisation (B.KWK)

Panel debate:

  • Julio Artiñano Pascual, Chairman, COGEN Spain
  • Pablo Avogadri, Chief Marketing Officer Turbomachinery & Processes Solutions, Baker Hughes, a GE Company (BHGE)
  • Heinz Ullrich Brosziewski, German CHP Organisation (B.KWK)
  • Patrick Canal, French CHP Organisation (ATEE)
  • Kristian Rehnström, Director Business Development, Eastern Europe, Fortum
17.15 Closing/Wrap up by Phillip Piddington, Managing Director, Viridor
17.20 Video Announcement by Sponsor AB
17.30 COGEN Europe AGM (COGEN members only meeting)
19.00 -  22.00 COGEN Europe Gala dinner & reception (Restaurant Spoon The Boat)

 

22 September 2017: CONFERENCE DAY TWO

 

09.30

Parallel Sessions

  Parallel Session 1

Parallel Session 2

 

Energy Solutions Enabling Active Consumers in the Energy System

Consumers are at the centre of the energy system. Increasing their ability to generate their own heat and power will help them control their consumption and production, be rewarded for their contribution to the system and reduce their energy bill. Key case studies, including the outcome of the ene.field project, will be presented to show how efficient consumer-led technologies can help contribute to meet the needs of the future energy system while making consumers the active beneficiaries of the energy transition.

Moderator: Alexandra Tudoroiu, Policy Officer, COGEN Europe

Keynote Introduction:

  • Presentation "New, Innovative, Disruptive – business models for CHP in the 21st Century" by Scott Dwyer, Principal Analyst, Delta Energy & Environment


Panel debate:

  • Olivier Bucheli, Managing Director Switzerland, SOLIDpower
  • Régis Contreau, Products Leader, GRDF
  • Scott Dwyer, Principal Analyst, Delta Energy & Environment
  • Mike Small, Group Product Manager for Services and Micro-CHP, BDR Thermea

Accelerating Energy Efficiency Efforts in Transitioning Economies

In a context of difficult economic conditions, increasing energy efficiency efforts across all EU counties is a challenge. This session will address ways to unlock existing funding opportunities to further support the uptake of energy efficiency technologies across Europe, save energy, reduce CO2 emissions and boost EU’s competitiveness.



Moderator: Harry Trump, Director of Business Development, Centrax Gas Turbines

Keynote introduction:

  • Marcos Tejerina García, Senior Energy Engineer, Energy Department, European Investment Bank

Panel debate:

  • Robert Kubitsch, Hungarian Energy and Public Utility Regulatory Authority
  • Andras Papp, Vice Chairman, COGEN Hungary (MKET)
  • Marcos Tejerina García, Senior Energy Engineer, Energy Department, European Investment Bank
  • Ferenc Ferezelyi, COGEN Hungary
10.45 Coffee Break
11.15 Wrap-up of the Parallel Sessions by the Moderators
11:30 Presentation on digitalisation and virtual power plants by Sorin Georgescu, Power & Gas, Technology Innovation, Siemens
12.00 Open Microphone
12.30 Closing Remarks by Melle Kruisdijk, vice-Chairman, COGEN Europe
12.45 Networking Lunch
14.00 - 16.30
Site visit (optional) to MVM Észak-Buda CHP plant or Siemens Power and Gas Budapest Plant

Speakers

Rodrigo Alvarez

Rodrigo Alvarez

ACOGEN

Spaniard, chemical engineer. Master both in environmental engineering and in the energy sector. Between 2007 and 2015 I have been in charge of the energy area within the Confederation of Employers and Industries of Spain (CEOE), acting as Spanish representative within BusinessEurope’s energy-related working groups . From third term of 2015, director of regulation in ACOGEN (Spanish Association of Cogenerators), and chairman of COGEN Europe’s GHG& environmental issues WG.

     
Julio Artinano Pascual

Julio Artinano Pascual

COGEN Spain

JULIO ARTIÑANO PASCUAL (1964) born in Baracaldo (Biscay), Spain, Industrial Engineer with Master’s degree on Systems Engineering and Process Control by the Engineering University of Bilbao and MBA by IESE Madrid ,part the of the University of Navarra .

Professional background is:

Mécanica de la Peña, S.A. (1987-1999). A company belonging to Kvaerner group ,located in Biscay, Spain. From 1992 to 1999 Deputy General Manager and Commercial Manager for Mexico and Central America at its affiliate company in Mexico D.F.

Iberdrola Cogeneración, S.A.U. Regulatory and Economic Management from 1999 from 1999 to this date. The company belongs to Iberdrola; S.A. and is involved in the supply of energy services (outsourcing) to the various industries in Spain and Europe, and Latin American countries, such as Brazil and Mexico.

President of Cogen Spain from 2015 and VP of ADAP (pig waste treatment with CHP association) from 2013

Pablo Avogadri

Pablo Avogadri

Baker Hughes

Pablo Avogadri is Chief Marketing Officer of Turbomachinery & Process Solutions business since October 2012.


Leading the Marketing function in BHGE Turbomachinery, Pablo has built an extensive knowledge of market, industry, competition scenarios and trends to define strategy and identify innovative solutions for the business.
Prior to joining GE, Pablo was a Principal at Booz & Company.
He worked at Eni Exploration & Production, where he was responsible for operating model improvement and business process re-engineering.
Pablo began his career as a researcher specializing in Neural Networks applied to Power Generation control systems and later as a strategy & operations consultant in the Energy practice of Arthur D. Little.
Pablo holds a Master of Science in Nuclear Engineering from the Polytechnic of Milan and completed the TIME program (Top Industrial Managers of Europe) at the Technical University of Hamburg in Germany.

   

Patrick Canal

ATEE (French National CHP Organisation)

Heinz Ullrich Brosziewski

B.KWK (German National CHP Organisation)
   
Olivier Bucheli

Olivier Bucheli

SOLIDpower Group

Born on 6 May 1974, Olivier Bucheli is Swiss citizen.
Founder of HTceramix in the year 2000 that developed the core technology of SOLIDpower he acts today as Chief Business Development Officer of the 200 employees SOLIDpower Group.
Olivier is in charge of establishing technical strategic cooperation with industrial and academic partners, often supported through public funding from the EU. He leads the technical committee of the Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking on Stationary Fuel Cells. Among many others, more than 25 EU projects have been rewarded with grants, from fundamental scientific understanding to field-test deployment of products.
Olivier is the President of the European Fuel Cell Forum that organises bi-annually the world’s most important SOFC conference in Lucerne, Switzerland. He has a Master Degree in Chemical Engineering from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology EPFL and an eMBA in Management of Technology from HEC Lausanne and EPFL, Switzerland.

Ute Collier

Ute Collier

International Energy Agency

Dr. Ute Collier is Senior Programme Leader in the Renewable Energy Division of the International Energy Agency (IEA). She leads the IEA’s work on renewable heat and on renewable energy policies. Prior to joining the IEA in October 2015, she worked for 6 ½ years at the Committee on Climate Change, a statutory advisory body to the United Kingdom government. She led the Committee’s work on emission reductions in the buildings, industry and waste sectors. Previously she worked on energy and climate change issues for the Greater London Authority, as well as several non-governmental organisations and academic institutions. She has a PhD in energy policy from the University of Sussex in the UK.

   
Simon Minett

Simon Minett

Challoch Energy

Simon has more than 25 years experience in the energy sector. He is the founder and Managing Director of a distributed energy business, Challoch Energy, established in 2009, which undertakes consultancy, research and analysis in the energy efficiency, cogeneration and renewable sectors. Challoch Energy is based in Belgium.

Simon is one of Europe’s foremost experts on renewables, CHP and energy efficiency policy and deployment. He has a deep knowledge and consulting experience on assessing the economic and environmental performance of CHP and renewable energy plants of all scales, fuels and technologies against national methodologies. He also has good working relationship with officials in European Commission, national governments, as well as very strong contacts with industry.

Régis Contreau

Régis Contreau

GRDF

Régis is in charge of a gas appliances portfolio and is especially developing local power production with gas in France (CHP and PV coupled with gas appliances). His role is to help manufacturers in defining product specifications & market target, having a good regulatory framework, communicate and prepare GRDF “on the field” promotion. He has 10 years’ experience in energy and has mainly worked on microCHP and Smart Grids . He is also working on French and European gas appliances road map, as a GRDF representative within Marcogaz and IGU.

   
Bertrand de Singly

Bertrand de Singly

GRDF

Bertrand de Singly has an MBA from the Collège des Ingénieurs. He also holds degrees from Ecole polytechnique and from Ecole nationale des ponts et chaussees-ParisTech (the French national civil engineering school).

After two years working for Dalkia and Capgemini, he was put in charge of opening up the gas market to competition at the Ministry of Industry, from 2001-2003. He worked at the French Treasury from 2004-2005: he was Deputy Secretary General of CIRI (the Interministerial Committee on Industrial Restructuring) and was in charge of monitoring financially-distressed companies. He served as advisor on Industrial Redeployment to the offices of the Minister of the Economy and of the Minister of Industry. From 2007-2009, he oversaw two building sites for the Vinci Group. Subsequently, he joined the office of Prime Minister as advisor on energy and environmental affairs. After 3 years in a strategy advisory company he joined GRDF as Head of Strategy unit in November 2015.

Scott Dwyer

Scott Dwyer

Delta-EE

Scott is a Principal Analyst at Delta-ee, a leading research and consulting company specialising in low carbon-, distributed-, and digital energy. He holds a key role in supporting the growth of the company’s research service business while also managing its major consulting projects. As a leading international expert on decentralized energy, he is an invited speaker to events across Europe, Asia, and North America. Scott works closely with a diverse range of international companies from the energy and heating industries, from startups to major corporations. Originally working as a technical consultant within the building industry, he holds a Masters and Doctorate in Energy Studies.

   
 
Sorin Georgescu

Sorin Georgescu

Siemens

Sorin Georgescu is responsible for developing digital products and solutions for Power Generation customers on behalf of Siemens AG in Germany.
Sorin brings more than 15 years of experience in the conception, selling and field application of various methods, products and contractual services in the area of Asset Management and Operations. Sorin is a graduate engineer of “Politehnica” University in Bucharest, Romania and holds a MSc degree in Industrial Engineering from the same institution.
Following graduation, Sorin worked in several areas of automation and industrial IT for various industry verticals like power generation, oil and gas, petrochemicals, mining and steel.
He gathered extensive experience with North American customers obtaining the certification of Professional Engineer in the Province of Ontario, Canada.

Paul Hodson

Paul Hodson

European Commission

Paul Hodson is Head of the European Commission’s energy efficiency unit. He previously worked for the Commission on renewable energy, urban transport and as a speechwriter. Before joining the Commission, he was Head of transport policy at Manchester City Council and transport policy Manager at Reading Borough Council. He began his career in the Inner Cities Unit of the UK’s National Council for Voluntary Organisations. He has a degree in History from Cambridge University and a Master in urban planning from Oxford Polytechnic

   
Murat Isikveren

Murat Isikveren

Veolia

Graduated in Engineering (Mines Paris Tech), Murat ISIKVEREN joined VEOLIA Energy Division in 2001, focusing on energy services activities in industry.
In 2010, he took the responsibility of Veolia R&I Energy programmes, including smart networks, renewables .
Since 2016, he coordinates establishment and execution of Veolia energy strategy & marketing initiatives, such as prospective analysis, positioning, key offers.

Roland Jobstl

Roland Jobstl

European Environmental Bureau

The European Environmental Bureau (EEB) is Europe's largest network of environmental citizens’ organisations, standing for environmental justice, sustainable development and participatory democracy.
Roland has been working in the field of climate action in energy policies since 2007, working as analyst in the Austrian Federal Environmental Agency and as policy officer for the Austrian Association of Environmental NGOs. From 2010 to 2014 he served as member of the Austrian national advisory board for climate action before he joined the European Environmental Bureau (EEB) in 2015. Leading the EEB’s working group on energy and climate Roland focuses on the contribution of energy efficiency to Europe’s energy transition in line with the Paris Agreement. Roland is a graduate in computer science and ecology.

   
Dr. Csaba Kiss

Dr. Csaba Kiss

COGEN Hungary

Dr. Csaba Kiss received his MBA degree in International Finance from the Buckinghamshire Chilterns University College in London in 2006 and a Ph.D. degree in technical sciences from University of Technology in Austria in 2011.

He has more than 30 years of experience in the power generation industry of operation and development of different technology power plants and projects in different business environments. Since 1999, he has been a business leader as Director, Managing Director and Plant Manager of power plants in Italy and Hungary; for AES Borsod coal fired Power Plant in Hungary, AES Tiszapalkonya coal & biomass fired Power Plant in Hungary, AES Ottana oil fired Power Plant in Italy, E.ON Hungaria ZRt as responsible for a CHP generation portfolio, and Country Director and Managing Director of GE Energy Co. LTd (previously Alstom) in Hungary. He worked as a Project development Manager between 1996 and 1999 in biomass, biogas, wind, CFB coal and CCGT plants in the US, Brazil and Hungary.

Member of the Executive Committee of COGEN Europe Association in Brussels, President of the COGEN Hungary Association (MKET) and Member of the Executive Committee of Hungarian Nuclear Association in Budapest.

Wouter Koopman

Wouter Koopman

Shell

Wouter Koopman is Gas Market Development Manager at Shell. He is responsible for the Gas Advocacy activities for Europe, with a focus on Brussels, Poland, Germany and the Netherlands. Wouter holds a MSc in Finance from Erasmus University Rotterdam and post doctorate Controllers degree from VU University of Amsterdam in the Netherlands. Wouter joined Shell in 2006, where he held a variety of financial, commercial and management roles in Shell’s upstream, finance and strategy organization in Nigeria and Europe. Before joining Shell, Wouter worked at KLM Royal Dutch Airlines.

   
 

David Korody

National Federation of Associations for Consumer Protection in Hungary
Hans Korteweg

Hans Korteweg

COGEN Europe

Hans Korteweg brings a wealth of expertise to his new role at COGEN Europe. He has more than 15 years of energy and environment policy experience, during which time he spearheaded the implementation of effective communications and lobbying strategies for high-growth organisations in Brussels, across Europe and internationally. He also has a decade of association management experience.

Mr. Korteweg, who lives in Belgium, is a French-born Dutch-American. He has a BA in international affairs and politics from Vesalius College - Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), Belgium. He is also an Advanced Management Programme graduate of the IE Business School in Madrid, Spain.

Most recently, Mr. Korteweg was Director of Communications and Government Affairs, EMEA Region, for the Westinghouse Electric Company.

   
Melle Kruisdijk

Melle Kruisdijk

Wartsila Power Plant

Melle started his career in the energy industry in 1998 in a sales support function at Woodward Governor before joining Alstom Power in Switzerland. After holding several managerial positions in service management and strategy, he took on the position of Business Sales Manager for new EPC turn-key Combined Cycle power plants in Europe and was involved in several large projects in the Netherlands and Belgium for major European Utilities. He joined Wärtsilä Power Plants in 2011 and currently holds the position Vice President Europe, responsible for Wärtilä Energy Solutions in Europe and Russia (sales and project execution).

Melle is a Mechanical Engineering graduate from Delft University of Technology and holds a Master in Business Administration from Berne University of Applied Science.

Robert Kubitsch

Robert Kubitsch

Hungarian Energy and Public Utility Regulatory Authority

From 2011 he is the Head of District Heating Department at the Hungarian Energy and Public Utility Regulatory Authority, responsible for the supervision and price regulation of the Hungarian district heating sector.

Prior to this job he worked for KPMG Hungary as a Senior Manager at the Energy Advisory Department.

He graduated as an electrical engineer at the Budapest University of Technology in 1990, and as an economist at the Budapest University of Economics in 1993.

   
   

Koen Noyens

EURELECTRIC
   

András Papp

Alteo Group

András Papp received his degree from the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, University of Technology, Budapest (BME) in 1994. He has been working in the field of energy since 1999. He started working as the Entrepreneurial Chief Engineer for Kraftszer Kft. in 2001, he became the Entrepreneurial Director in 2003, and he worked as the Managing Director of Kraftszer Épületgépészeti Kft. from 2008 to 2010. In 2011 he co-founded Penta Industry Kft. of which he was the owner and Managing Director until 2012. In 2012, he became the Managing Director of Synergy Kft. owned by the ELMŰ-ÉMÁSZ group of companies at the time. In addition to being the Managing Director, he was also the founder and head of the Enhome business ELMŰ-ÉMÁSZ. He was also the head of the REW Central European Renewable Energy Competence Centre. After Sinergy Kft. was purchased by the ALTEO group, he became a member of the board of directors and deputy CEO of ALTEO Nyrt. in addition to being the Managing Director of Sinergy Kft. He is the head of the Energy Generation and Energy Service business of the group of companies. Since 2016 he has been the professional vice-chairman of COGEN Hungary, an association representing cogeneration in Hungary.

Phil Piddington

Phil Piddington

Viridor

Phillip Piddington is currently the Chief Operating Officer at Viridor. Prior to this he was Global Director of Biomass for RWE Innogy GmbH, the renewables firm within the RWE Group and a member of the Board of RWE Innogy UK.
Phil has gained more than 18 years of management experience in the energy business, among others as MD of BP Energy Ltd and Head of COGEN Asset Management for RWE Npower in the UK.
In addition to his RWE responsibilities he was Vice President of the Combined Heat & Power Association in the UK and Chairman of COGEN Europe.

   
Kristian Rehnström

Kristian Rehnström

Fortum

Kristian Rehnström is responsible of business development in Eastern Europe for Fortum. He has several years of experience from district heating and was responsible for Fortum’s sales first in Finland and then in the Baltic countries. He has also worked for six years with regulatory issues of the heat sector

Tim Rotheray

Tim Rotheray

ADE

Tim was appointed Director of the ADE in August 2013 having previously led the team as Head of Policy and Communications. Tim is responsible for the development and implementation of the Association’s vision for the energy system and oversees the Association’s strategic relationships with members, government, regulators and wider stakeholders.

Tim joined the ADE as policy manager at the beginning of 2010. In his role as board member Tim provides strategic direction to the sector's European trade representatives Euroheat and Power and Cogen Europe while also contributing to Government's district heating and Renewable Heat Incentive industry groups, and the CBI's energy policy committee.

   
Thomas Scarinci

Thomas Scarinci

Siemens

Tom is Senior Vice President for Distributed Generation and for Aeroderivative Gas Turbines, based in Montreal, Canada. He joined Siemens in December 2014, following a 20 year career with Rolls-Royce where he held a number of executive management roles in Engineering, Technology and Operations.
Tom earned his Master’s degree from McGill University in the field of supersonic combustion. He first started his career in Aerospace at Pratt & Whitney prior to joining Rolls-Royce Energy in 1994 where he progressed to become Executive VP of Engineering and Technology.

 

Miklós Seszták

Hungarian Ministry of National Development
   
 
Mike Small

Mike Small

BDR Thermea

BDR Thermea is a leading manufacturer and distributor of innovative heating and hot water systems and services. In Mike’s current role he leads the group’s strategy in developing and delivering its portfolio of combined heat and power (CHP) solutions. For fifteen years Mike has worked in the fast-expanding low and zero-carbon sector, gaining in-depth new product and new business development experience. In addition to product development, Mike has represented industry, to gain national and EU government support of combined heat and power and, currently, he is a member of the executive committee of Cogen Europe.
Mike’s commercial business development experience has been within manufacturing and service companies in the energy, construction, telecommunications, and chemical industries. Mike is a graduate in civil engineering.

Marcos Tejerina

Marcos Tejerina

European Investment Bank

Marcos Tejerina is Senior Energy Specialist in the Energy Efficiency Division of the Energy Department in the EIB. He is responsible of the technical and economic viability and environmental sustainability of energy projects in order to support the EIB lending activities and contribute to the achievement of the EIB climate change objectives.
Prior to joining the EIB, he worked 16 years in the private sector in different multinational companies (Renault, PriceWaterhouseCoopers and Melia) as consultant, engineer and senior manager mainly in energy efficiency, renewables and sustainability projects in Europe, South America and Middle East.
He holds a Master of Science in Industrial Engineering and an Executive MBA by the IE in Madrid.

   
Trump Harry

Trump Harry

Centrax Gas Turbines

Harry W G Trump.

Director of Business Development at Centrax Gas Turbines.

Centrax manufacture generator sets in the range 4 to 15 MWe using the Siemens SGT A05-AE (industrial 501K series), SGT300 and SGT400 series of gas turbines

37-years’ experience in packaging of aero-derivative and industrial gas turbines for CHP. Power generation and oil and gas applications.

Positions held at Centrax include Head of Electrical Engineering, Engineering Manager, General Manager Operations with responsibility for Design, Project management and Installation and Commissioning Departments.

Harry is Chair of the Grid Codes and Network Design working group of Cogen Europe, Director on the Association of Decentralised Energy and Chair of the ADE Industrial Forum.

Alexandra Tudoroiu

Alexandra Tudoroiu

COGEN Europe

Alexandra joined COGEN Europe in 2012 as a policy officer, focusing on micro-CHP, national CHP markets and the EU policy framework for the CHP sector. She coordinates the association’s Micro-CHP Vision Working Group. She has previously worked for the European SME Association (UEAPME) and DG Climate Action at the European Commission in Brussels. Alexandra holds a MA degree in International Political Economy with a specialisation in Energy and Climate Policy from Jacobs University Bremen, Germany.

   
Diana Urge-Vorsatz

Diana Urge-Vorsatz

Central European University

Diana Ürge-Vorsatz is a Professor at the Department of Environmental Sciences and Policy, and Director of the Center for Climate Change and Sustainable Energy Policy (3CSEP) at the Central European University (CEU). She has been serving as Vice Chair of Working Group III (Mitigation) of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) in 2015. She holds a Ph.D. from the University of California (Los Angeles and Berkeley). She served as the Acting Head of Department at CEU in 2002-2003 and directed the PhD program in 2003 – 2004.
Diana Urge-Vorsatz was a Coordinating Lead Author in both the Fourth and Fifth Assessment Reports (AR4 and AR5) of the IPCC, contributed to the Synthesis Report of AR5, and was a lead author in its Special Report on Renewable Energy (SRREN). She served on the United Nation’s Scientific Expert Group on Climate Change, and led the buildings-related work in the Global Energy Assessment.

Wouter-Jan van der Wurff

Wouter-Jan van der Wurff

GE Power

Wouter-Jan van der Wurff is General Manager Gas Power Generation for GE Power’s Distributed Power business, responsible for all gas power generation engine platforms up to 5 MW. As a leading provider of power equipment and services, the Distributed Power business is focused on power generation and gas compression at or near the point of use. Distributed Power’s product portfolio includes highly efficient industrial reciprocating engines that generate 200 kW to 10 MW of power for numerous industries globally. The business is headquartered in Jenbach, Austria.
Based out of The Netherlands, Wouter-Jan manages teams across the globe. He assumed this position at the beginning of 2014.

   

Ignaz Maarse

GE Power

Ignaz Maarse is Sales Director for Gas Power Systems in Europe and is based in Arnhem, The Netherlands. Ignaz has more than 20 years of experience in the Energy Sector and held a variety of roles in engineering, commercial operations, quality and sales.
In his current role Ignaz is responsible for the sales of GE’s Heavy-Duty Gas Turbines, Aeroderivative and Steam turbines for Combined cycle and Cogen applications in Europe. He drives client strategies, cultivate new business opportunities and drives growth for GE Power.

Ferenc Ferezelyi

Ferenc Ferezelyi

COGEN Hungary

Studies
2001-2003 University of Technology, Budapest (BME) - MBA
1997-2002 University of Technology, Budapest (BME) - Certified Mechanical Engineer

Professional career

2015 - Director of Commerce and Marketing, Veolia Energia Magyarország Zrt.
2011 - Director of Commerce, Dalkia Energia Zrt. (legal predecessor of Veolia Energia Magyarország Zrt.)
2007 - Director of Development, (legal predecessor of Veolia Energia Magyarország Zrt.)
2006 - Deputy Director of Commerce, Prometheus Zrt. / Dalkia Energia Zrt. (legal predecessor of Veolia Energia Magyarország Zrt.)
2001 - Projektvezető Prometheus Rt.

Languages: English, French, German

   

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