This PGE11 Video Daily reflects on the Plenary Session moderated by Stephen Sackur who explored some of the important issues facing the Power Industry today. The Plenary discussion had an open and frank assessment of the industry’s ability to meet energy and climate goals, challenging them where necessary.
The discussion included an appraisal of the ability of renewables to replace large amounts of conventional capacity, the prospects for carbon capture and storage, the role of nuclear power and the changing outlook for gas fired power generation.
Other key factors that which were considered included the role of electric vehicles, increasing public resistance to new infrastructure, the changes required to the grid network and the impact of the economic climate on financing required investments — including new plant and refurbishments.
This Video Daily also features Hauke Petersen of M+W Group, CCS Industry Expert Philippe Paelinck of Alstom, Kai Maenpaa of Metso Power, Gerhard Dreier of TUV Nord, Michael Stolze of Pruftechnik Alignment Systems, Simon Reeve of Lloyd’s Register and Steve Kidd of the World Nuclear Association for demonstrations of their products and discussed technological innovations displayed at Power-Gen Europe 2011 and reflected on the latest trends in the industry.
This program was produced by Gulf Broadcast in-situ in Milan, Italy at the Fiera Milano City exhibition and conference complex and constitutes one of three Video Daily news programs.