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COGEN Europe Annual Conference & Dinner 2014


27 Feb 2014


The main cogeneration event in Europe, 3-4 April 2014, Brussels

Snapshot Survey reveals ongoing uncertainty tempered by some progress for CHP in Europe
Brussels, 27 February 2014

The upcoming COGEN Europe Annual Conference will once again take the temperature of the EU cogeneration sector, presenting the findings of the Association’s annual Snapshot Survey of cogeneration across Europe. As member states gear up to implement the EU’s Energy Efficiency Directive, our Snapshot Survey reveals ongoing uncertainty tempered by some progress for CHP in Europe.

With EU policy currently at a key juncture with regard to ambitious and actionable energy-efficiency policy, the survey covers member states representing upwards of 75% of installed CHP capacity in Europe – with responses highlighting the significant impact of the current changes in the European electricity market on the cogeneration sector. However, against this overall backdrop of a challenging and changing market, there are some high points offering opportunities for growth.

Join COGEN Europe at the Annual Conference in April, when the full analysis of the Survey will be presented, to get the complete picture of policy developments, current growth trends and the outlook for the European CHP sector.

The COGEN Europe Annual Conference 2014 is taking place on 3-4 April at the Renaissance Hotel in the heart of the Brussels EU quarter. The Conference is now open for registration. To see the full agenda and to register, please click here.

Conference participants can book a room in the Renaissance Hotel for the special rate of €179 for 3 April 2014. The deadline for making use of this special offer is 28 February. To book a room at the Conference venue at this special rate, please use this link.


For more information please contact:

Andrew Williams, Communications Manager
Tel: +32 2 775 9071


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About cogeneration:
Cogeneration (also known as CHP or Combined Heat and Power) involves the simultaneous production of heat and electricity from a single plant which results in massive savings to the economy of primary energy and consequential reductions of GHG emissions.
Today, a significant 11.2 % of Europe’s electricity is generated using a vast array of proven and cost effective techniques (cumulative capacity > 100 GWe). About half of the heat produced is used in district heating networks while the remaining half serves industrial needs.
Cogeneration units can be found in various sectors and sizes: in industries, households and tertiary buildings and in capacities ranging from a kilowatt to hundreds of MegaWatts of electricity output. CHP plants can draw upon a wide range of energy sources, from traditional fossil fuels to renewable energies (combustion-based units with biomass, biogases or bioliquids, or steam-based plant connected to geothermal or concentrated solar panel installations) that make them ready for the future energy system.
Realising the identified economic potential for cogeneration in Europe – estimated at 110-120 GWe additional – will be instrumental to reaching the EU’s strategic climate and energy goals, while underpinning job creation and being an engine to industrial competitiveness.
About COGEN Europe:
COGEN Europe is Europe’s umbrella organisation representing the interests of the cogeneration industry, users of the technology and promoting its benefits in the EU and the wider Europe. The association is backed by the key players in the industry including gas and electricity companies, ESCOs, equipment suppliers, consultancies, national promotion organisations, financial and other service companies. More information on


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