Focussing on Energy Systems, Industry and Cities of the Future
Essen. Once again, EnergyAgency.NRW kicks off E-world energy & water 2019 with its 23rd Symposium for Future Energies on 5th February. Together with the clusters EnergyRegion.NRW and EnergyResearch.NRW, EnergyAgency.NRW will be providing insights into energy systems of the future, greenhouse gas-neutral industry and smart energy cities, at Essen Exhibition Centre. We still have a long way to go to creating a sustainable, reliable and affordable energy supply and this process demands some radical changes in thinking. We will only be able to move onto the next stage of the energy revolution successfully by introducing smart, integrated and innovative measures. Furthermore, if we are to achieve this, it is vital we lay down the foundations for achieving the Paris climate goals today. Almost 700 representatives from industry will be discussing the challenges and opportunities presented by this process on the opening day of E-world energy & water in a morning plenary session and three specialist forums in the afternoon.
EnergyAgency.NRW in Essen
Once again, the focus of the 19th E-world energy & water, held at Essen Exhibition Centre from 5th – 7th February 2019, will be on ensuring energy supplies for the future. More than 750 companies, institutions and start-ups from over 25 nations will be there, representing the whole energy spectrum, from power generation, energy delivery and storage, through to trading, efficiency and green technologies. Over 25,000 visitors from more than 70 countries demonstrate E-world’s importance as the leading energy industry trade fair. EnergyAgency.NRW will also be there with its clusters EnergyRegion.NRW and EnergyResearch.NRW, who will be presenting information on the joint stand of the NRW Ministry for Economics and Digitalization, Stand No. 370 in Hall 3.
The goal of the North Rhine-Westphalian state government is to create an efficient interconnected energy system, increasingly powered by renewable energy sources, and also to encourage the innovative spirit of industries located in the Rhine & Ruhr district. About 45,000 people in NRW already work in the field of renewable energies. Numerous stakeholders involved in energy conservation and energy efficiency also contribute to making NRW the number one energy state for the future. All sorts of wide-ranging projects from the innovative state of North Rhine-Westphalia support these goals. There will be a cross-section of around 20 typical companies and research organizations presenting their innovative technologies and services in this area on the state’s joint exhibition stand.
Digitalization of the Energy Revolution
Oliver P. Kuhrt, chief of Essen Exhibition Centre, recently described the importance of E-world 2019 in an interview with the magazine “Innovation and Energy”: “The European energy industry is immensely dynamic, and this has always been reflected by E-world, as the main meeting place for the industry over many years. We catered for this by providing separate areas dedicated to smart energy or the trading floor from a very early stage.
In 2019 the focus will be on digitalization. In the innovation area of E-world, visitors will be able to learn about trendsetting solutions created by young start-ups. The NGA broadband forum is also going to be at the fair for the very first time. This way, we can also offer a platform to energy supply companies and municipal utilities, which are increasingly taking on responsibilities for implementing fibre-optic networks. Furthermore, we are extending the smart city and climate solutions areas of the exhibition still further, since these smart, resource-saving systems are vital for the future.”
North Rhine-Westphalian Evening at 6:00pm on 5th February 2019
You are cordially invited to wind down in a relaxed atmosphere at the North Rhine-Westphalian Evening at the end of an energy-charged day at the trade fair. The evening features live music on the state’s joint stand in Hall 3 from 6pm on Tuesday, 5th February.