Madrid will host the XV Annual Congress of Cogeneration the upcoming 24 and 25 October, the event convened by the European sector association COGEN EUROPE every year. On this occasion since it will be held in our country, the co-organizers will be ACOGEN, Spanish Association of Cogeneration, and COGEN SPAIN, Spanish Association for the promotion of cogeneration, which will work hand in hand with the European association.
The organizers are expecting an attendance exceeding a hundred experts, cogenerators, industrialists, suppliers and institutional representatives who in this XV Annual Congress of Cogeneration will address a program of sessions under the generic title of “Cogeneration: efficient and clean heat and energy for the sustainable energy future of Europe “.
This joint annual conference offers a unique opportunity for cogenerators and their stakeholders to discuss the role of cogeneration in securing a successful transition in both Europe and Spain towards a more economically and climate- optimal energy system. The Annual Congress of Cogeneration will focus on how cogeneration – the most efficient way to supply heat, cold and electricity to consumers – boosts the competitiveness of European industry, fosters energy savings, reduces CO2 emissions and achieves employment and growth, all of which are key objectives of the European Union’s energy and climate policy.
The European cogeneration association is firmly convinced that a green future in which cogeneration allows a decentralized, affordable and carbon-neutral European energy system is possible by 2050.
Europe is a global leader in innovative energy efficiency technologies, including cogeneration. Currently, 15% of the European Union´s heat and 10.5% of its electricity stem from cogeneration and there is still a very significant potential in Europe to double that contribution. While the EU “Clean Energy Package” is a key opportunity to realize this potential, to achieve it, a greater effort in the promotion of cogeneration in each of the different member states is necessary on the basis that it is an efficient, sustainable and customer-oriented technology. The implementation of the “Clean Energy Package” and the discussion of the European Union’s long-term decarbonization strategy will have a significant impact on the future of the energy system in Europe.
COGEN EUROPE, as a European sectoral association, works with EU institutions to achieve an appropriate cogeneration regulation in Europe. The association is comprised of more than 60 associations from different countries, including Italy, Poland, Germany, the Czech Republic, Spain, France, Portugal, Slovenia…
The European cogeneration association is firmly convinced that a green future in which cogeneration allows a decentralized, affordable and carbon-neutral European energy system is possible by 2050. In order to achieve these objectives, COGEN EUROPE considers it necessary to integrate the energy systems and a fair energy transition, and believes that to this end it is essential to double the current capacity of cogeneration in the framework of the European energy mix.