COGEN Europe Annual Conference, Brussels

The Conference (3-4 May 2012, Brussels) will highlight the major opportunities and challenges in this sector. Cogeneration has a key role to play in helping Europe reach its energy efficiency target of 20% in 2020. The Commission’s proposal for an Energy Efficiency Directive (EED) reinforces the role of cogeneration in Europe’s energy and climate strategy but the economic climate in Europe is making decision makers wary of over commitment.


The Conference brings together in Brussels the strongest advocates and the most influential thinkers to highlight the significant role which energy efficiency and cogeneration in particular must play in reaching strategic EU energy goals. The conference will be focusing on policy developments, market potentials and best practice examples.



The morning session of the Conference will bring together energy professionals to discuss the challenges and contributions of cogeneration in EU energy policy. Confirmed speakers include: Philip Lowe (Director-General for Energy, European Commission), Diarmaid Mulholland (Vice President for Europe, GE Energy) and Per Langer (Executive Vice President, Fortum Power and Heat).


The conference has four dedicated sessions on:  



  • Role of cogeneration in sustainable economies
  • Realising the potential of cogeneration
  • Innovation and driving change in cogeneration
  • Market updates

For conference programme and registration, please go to the conference site.

Cogeneration is the simultaneous production of heat and electricity. 11% of Europe’s electricity and heat requirements today are produced using this proven energy efficiency principle. The estimated growth potential is for a further 120 GWe of cogeneration.