On 17 and 18 July 2018, Exhibition Centre Nuremberg will once again become the showcase for the key issues and trends impacting the supply of renewable energy. The main focus of iSEnEC – Integration of Sustainable Energy EXPO & CONFERENCE is on interdisciplinary issues, such as the integration of sustainable energy into the system. Following its successful debut in 2016, developers, decision-makers and strategists from the research, industrial, business and political spheres will now gather at this event once a year to discuss the status and potential of renewable energies and obtain an outlook on future challenges.
The shift to a sustainable energy system is far from being complete. The interdisciplinary dialogue between research and industry about technologies that can be realised in the short and medium term is a prerequisite for ensuring a sustainable, stable and cost-effective energy supply. Integration and networking need to replace the individual technologies that are currently being considered in isolation. In their capacity as drivers, regulators and implementers, policy-makers are substantially involved in the discussion.
The two-pronged concept for iSEnEC, with an EXPO and CONFERENCE, addresses this need for the participants involved. At the conference, iSEnEC demonstrates its technological foresight and homes in on the status of research in the field, while the exhibition showcases innovative solutions, prototypes, near production-ready ideas and integrative solutions for the implementation of individual technologies to support the energy transition. For decision-makers from energy-intensive sectors in particular, a visit to iSEnEC can help clarify needs and identify suitable solutions.
Spotlight on the entire renewable energy chain
The event covers the topics renewable power generation, solar, energy storage, integration, combined heat and power, urban development, smart grids, mobility, simulation & market design and green production. It will consider the entire renewable energy chain, from generation through transport and storage to efficient utilisation. “At iSEnEC, the course will be set for the future of our energy system,” says Benedikt Weyerer, Exhibition Director at NürnbergMesse. “Not only do the technologies have to intersect, the players too need a dialogue platform for regular knowledge-sharing among peers. In the Nuremberg metropolitan region, leading figures from research and development into a sustainable energy industry are working on interdisciplinary issues of system integration. Participants in iSEnEC benefit from their expertise about integrative approaches that have been implemented successfully.”
Nuremberg metropolitan region – a leading hub for the energy industry
The European Metropolitan Region of Nuremberg is a strong business location for the energy sector. More than 14,000 companies employ over 110,000 people and earn revenue in excess of €27 billion per year. Around 5,500 students are enrolled in energy-related courses, while research is being conducted at three universities and six other higher education establishments as well as numerous non-university affiliated institutes. At iSEnEC, this expertise is combined in one place over two days with a view to raising the visibility of these capabilities within the metropolitan region nationally and internationally.
In 2016 iSEnEC celebrated a very promising debut. Over two days, 410 international participants from the business, academic and political spheres visited the new congress and discussed key issues relating to the renewable energy industry. In the accompanying foyer exhibition, 16 companies and institutions provided advice and discussed their innovations and main areas of research.
In close cooperation with its partners Bayern Innovativ, ENERGIE CAMPUS NÜRNBERG, ENERGIEregion Nürnberg e.V., Fraunhofer Gesellschaft, Green Factory Bavaria, HI ERN, City of Nürnberg, Georg-Simon-Ohm University, ZAE Bayern, and the Friedrich-Alexander University of Erlangen-Nürnberg, NürnbergMesse organises the iSEnEC dialogue forum under the patronage of the Bavarian Ministry for Economic Affairs, Media, Energy and Technology.