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ESHA Newsletter Special Edition

IN THIS ISSUE: Welcome Hot Fudge About hidroenergia 2012 Main Sponsors’ Presentation Programme Highlights Special Sessions Thank you to our Main Sponsors Some last words


About hidroenergia 2012

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The small hydropower (SHP) sector is gathering between the 23rd and 26th May 2012 in Wroclaw, Poland at the International Congress and

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HOT FUDGE Hidroenergia breaking its own records.

Welcome This special newsletter edition will provide you with the most important practical information and highlights on the hidroenergia 2012 Congress and Trade Fair. We would like to draw attention to the latest developments, provide you with useful tips on the event and highlight some of our sessions. Furthermore, we want to thank again our generous sponsors and partners. For those who are coming in from abroad, we would like to wish you a save trip to Wroclaw and invite you cordially to visit us, TRMEW and ESHA, at booth P2 and P3.

Months of careful preparation for this years’ edition of hidroenergia paid itself off: This year’s hidroenergia managed to become a success before even opening. After registration closing on Friday, the Organizing Committee has counted more than 410 participants. It is astonishing that only 20 years ago, hidroenergia started with only 60 participants. Hidroenergia 2012 is reaching a record high of more sponsors, a sold out exhibition and a strong media partnership. ESHA and TRMEW would like to thank their supporters for making this event an achievement for the SHP sector.

Trade Fair on Small Hydropower, hidroenergia 2012. Organised every two years, ESHA brings together all key players of the European SHP sector to discuss latest developments and trends of the sector; to present latest innovations and ideas; to network and exchange experience; and to find new business opportunities and partners. Hidroenergia congresses are co-organized by one of ESHA’s members representing the host country. The Polish Association for Small Hydropower Development (TRMEW) has been chosen as partner for the 2012 edition. Numerous companies, institutions, organisations and individuals have been involved on various bases in the Congress preparation process.

The Organising Committee

Hidroenergia 2012, Organising Committee Fax +48 71 707 1556, e-mail


Main Sponsors’ Presentation ANDRITZ HYDRO is a global supplier of electro-mechanical systems and services (“Water to Wire”) for hydropower plants. The company is a leader in the world market for hydraulic power generation. Long lasting experience of fulfilment of customer demand makes ANDRITZHYDRO the know-how specialist. Energa Group is one of the four Polish electric power holdings with headquarters in Gdańsk. The main area of the group’s activity is production, distribution, trade and transmission of power. Energa serves over 2.7 mln customers supplying electricity to more than 7 mln Polish households along with over 200.000 companies. It is an operator of the distribution system on the total area of 75 thousand km2. The Energa Group is a dependable employer for over 12.500 people. Small Hydro Annex of the IEA Hydropower Implementing Agreement Facilitating international collaboration to promote small hydro projects that are technically, environmentally and financially viable. Intelligent Energy Europe (IEE) is a programme of the European Commission under the responsability of the Executive Agency for Competitiveness and Innovation (EACI). The Stream Map project, presented during HE12, is co-funded by the IEE programme. The International Journal on Hydropower & Dams is a bi-monthly publication keeping the industry informed of policy, technical developments and business opportunities in the field of hydroelectric power and the construction of dams for all purposes. Published by Aqua-Media International Ltd, the journal is read in 183 countries. H&D works in collaboration with the water– and energy-related professional associations, and has been pleased to publicize ESHA’s activities and initiatives since the first Hidroenergia in 1989. ESHA plays an important role in the annual conferences organised by Aqua-Media, leading the small hydro sessions. Mavel is a Czech Republic based manufacturing and engineering company focusing on the production of turbines and related products for hydro electric power plants ranging in size from 30 kW to 30+ MW. Mavel provides all of the products and services necessary for the design and development of a small hydro plant. The company is able to assist the customer from the early feasibility stage through to the final design detail. Mavel can provide all of the equipment - electrical and mechanical - for the new plant and perform installation, testing and commissioning. SUPERLIT has been involved in GRP pipeline projects in over 25 countries on four continents. SUPERLIT is now recognised as a world renowned brand in the global GRP market. SUPERLIT’s key driver is, and always has been, manufacturing excellence. Investment in technologies such as filament winding, centrifugal casting and in process automation make SUPERLIT’s production facilities exceptionally versatile. 2 Today, SUPERLIT manufactures pipes from 250 to 4000mm in diameter.

Programme Highlights New Conference Programme The latest conference programme is now available for download. Please visit our website and find the newest programme online. There you will find all necessary information on the venue, the exhibition plan, and the detailed conference programme Registration Start Registrations start on Wednesday, May 23rd 2012, from 7:00 am at the RCTB (Wroclaw Congress Center, ul. Wystawowa 1, 51-618 Wroclaw). Match-making Sessions For match-making sessions or to give a 10 minute presentation on your organisation in our Meeting Room D, approach our reception staff. Alternatively, you can also contact us via and let us know your preferred timeslot(s) on Thursday (24.05.) and Friday (25.05) between 10 am and 5 pm. Speaker and Chairmen Briefing The briefing is taking place between 6 pm and 7 pm, on Wednesday, May 23rd 2012 in Conference Room B of the RCTB. Unique social agenda Our partners in Poland went out of their way to make your stay in Poland as memorable as possible. TRMEW and ESHA invite you to have a toast with us at the

Congress Reception on Wednesday (23.05.), 8 pm at the Wroclaw Town Hall. Thursday (24.05.) at the same time we have planned a surprise art performance in the auditorium, followed by the Gala dinner and a unique fountain show. On top of that, the informal dinner on Friday night (25.05.) will let you dive into another world, the animal kingdom. Join us and share our table at the Wroclaw Zoo. A truly unforgettable location. A Tour for Everybody’s Taste Whether you decide to join our guides through an afternoon stroll through the city center of Wroclaw or want to discover the Lower Silesia region on a tour to the historical and cultural attractions, you will find detailed information on our website. Do not miss to sign up for the study tour on Saturday, May 26th. This will be a tour to two low head SHPs in Luboszyce and Zawada. For detailed information, please consult the programme online or contact our reception staff.

Special Sessions

May 25th, 2012, 8:30-12:30 Conference Room D IEA HIA Annex II Workshop

This workshop with the title “Government Policies and Experience – What works and what doesn’t” will deal with successful political frameworks for promoting SHP development. In this workshop case studies from all over the world will be presented.

May 25th, 2012, 13:30-15:30 Conference Room C Stream Map Session

In this session the work of a three year EU project (cofunding by the IEE programme) will be presented. The main outcomes are the free HYDI database, covering key energy, market and policy data regarding the hydropower sector in EU-27 countries, and a Roadmap for the sector. Collect your first draft of the Roadmap at this session! 3

Main Sponsors

Mavel is the sponsor of the hidroenergia Gala Dinner, whereas Andritz and IEA sponsor two coffee breaks on May 24th. The Welcome Reception will be sponsored by the International Journal on Hydropower & Dams.

The hidroenergia 2012 organisers appreciate highly the sponsorship granted by 11 companies and institutions, including

The Intelligent Energy Europe (IEE) co-funds the project

Thank you to our

May 25th, 2012, 14:00-15:45 Meeting Room D stoRE session

This will be a round table discussion on regulatory and market framework for energy storage infrastructure. In the framework of the European project stoRE (, participants will be invited to discuss the key elements of the existing European framework that can potentially affect the development and operation of energy storage infrastructure. The project's findings will be presented and the discussion will be lead by a panel of experts.

Energa - one of four great electroenergy holdings in Poland and official partner of the Congress, Mavel - a major small hydro actor at the European market and supplier of hydraulic turbines to numerous Polish SHPs, Andritz Hydro - a worldwide leader in hydropower equipment supply,

the Hydropower Implementing Agreement - a working group of the International Energy Agency.

RCTB Fountain Show (Photo by Kamil Czajka)

Stream Map which will be presented during the HE12 congress. It enabled the creation of the first free database HYDI and a first Roadmap for the EU-27 SHP sector. More info on:

We have also to thank Superlit, Romania, for provision of free Internet services during the Congress.

Congress preparation activities have been also supported by 9 entities - private enterprises, media and other general sponsors.


Some last words about… Conference Material Shipping Shipping to hidroenergia 2012 Make sure to send everything in time to the following address: Wroclawskie Przedsiebiorstwo Hala Ludowa Sp. z o.o. Katarzyna Panek “Hidroenergia 2012” (Your organisation & name here) ul. Wystawowa 1 51 – 618 Wroclaw, Poland

Shipping from hidroenergia 2012 Prepare your ‘ready-to-ship’ parcel and hand it over to Mr. Slawomir Gózdz or Katarzyna Panek on Friday afternoon/evening. Find them at the reception. They will put your parcel into the storehouse. The shipping company will pick it up on May 28th, 2012 between 8 am and 12 pm.

The Weather Forecast Although you will be spending probably most of your time on the exhibition grounds, do not forget to bring your umbrella to Wroclaw. As of Monday, weather forecast it will be warm (between 19°C and 27 °C), but sometimes rainy.

Addresses of Meeting Places in Wroclaw RCTB & Centennial Hall (in Polish, Hala Stulecia) Wystawowa 1, Wroclaw Town Hall (in Polish Ratusz) Sukiennice 10, Wroclaw Wroclaw City Sightseeing Tour Fountain at Market Square Ratusz 10, Wroclaw Wroclaw Zoological Garden Informal Dinner Zygmunta Wróblewskiego 1-5, Wroclaw Wroclaw – Strachowice Copernicus Airport (in Polish, Lotnisko) ul. Granicznej 190, Wroclaw

Hidroenergia 2012 Sponsors