The Technical Conference

Technology and innovation will be showcased in the GPEX Technical Knowldedge Theatres, located on the exhibition show floor, providing attendees with access to proven and practical examples of successful projects and case studies, which have already deployed new technologies, processes and business models.

Held across four-days, the Technical Knowledge Theatres at GPEX 2018 will address the theme of the global energy transition, with an in-depth and thought-provoking examination of the technologies and innovations which are re-shaping our energy futures.

Technical Theme 1: Generation Technologies for a Clean Energy Future
  • Wind
  • Solar (Photovoltaics and concentrated solar power)
  • Geothermal
  • Hydropower
  • Biomass and Biofuels
  • Waste-to-energy
  • Nuclear
  • Gas Fired Generation
  • Clean Coal
  • Fuel Cell
  • Optimising Power Plants and Fleet Operation
  • Increasing Operational Flexibility
  • Battery Technologies
  • Liquid Air Energy Storage
  • Flywheel Energy Storage
  • Compressed Air Energy Storage
  • The 'Hydrogen Economy' and Hyrdogen as an Energy Carrier

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Technical Theme 2: Network System Evolution
  • Intelligent Sensors
  • Energy Storage
  • Smart Grid Technology
  • Microgrids
  • Accommodating Electric Vehicles; Buildings and Individual Prosumers
  • Grid Interconnectors
  • Data Security
  • Big Data & Data Analytics
  • Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning

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Technical Theme 3: End-User Solutions & Energy Efficiency
  • Digitalization
  • Blockchain, Hashgraph and other Technologies to Facilitate Decentralisation
  • Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
  • Solar Rooftop
  • Community Generating Schemes
  • Net Zero Emissions
  • Data Security
  • Big Dat & Data Analytics
  • Smart Meters
  • Customer Engagement Solutions
  • Demand-Side Response

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Conference delegates are looking to:
  • Keep abreast of new legislative framework
  • Comply with legal obligations
  • Identify the most desirable and viable business models
  • Debate the new energy landscape, and long-term trends
  • Bring their business in line with government directives
  • Embrace the new technologies which will enable transition to take place
Attendees and Keynote Speakers will include:
  • Ministers of energy
  • Utilities
  • Gas operators
  • Regulators
  • Energy agencies
  • Energy intensive users
  • Smart cities
  • IPPs
  • Ambassadors
  • Investors
  • Multilateral banks