Balkan Power Conference 2008 (BPC08)

Venue: SOLARIS Holiday Resort

Location: Å ibenik, Croatia

Event Date/Time: Sep 10, 2008 End Date/Time: Sep 12, 2008
Early Registration Date: Aug 01, 2008
Paper Submission Date: Jun 15, 2008
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We are pleased to inform you that the seventh Balkan Power Conference will take place in Å ibenik, Croatia, between 10. - 12. September 2008.

We have witnessed constant changes in the power sector over the last years. Supply security, limited transmission capacity, dwindling production capacity surplus, environmental concerns coupled with EU Emission Trading, soaring prices of energy sources and high growth in energy demand have been the main drivers of increasingly volatile long-term wholesale electricity prices. These reflect in the investments in new capacities, shedding a new light especially on use of renewable energy sources. The renewable energy potential in the Balkan Region is great yet underexploited. The knowledge and experience in renewable energy is crucial for achieving independence and growth of national economies as well as for research and technological development of the European industry. Its efficient use could significantly contribute to security of supply within the region and in the wider neighborhood.

Changes in the power industry, its privatization and restructuring are reaching its peak through the activities to establish a common Regional Electricity Market. The linking of the physical systems is already providing new possibilities for cooperation between Balkan countries in all fields. For the 7th time, the conference will continue the tradition of being the meeting place for experts from throughout the industry and across the region. With your help we provide a forum for discussion to share knowledge, experiences and ideas about technical, economic and legislative issues concerning future challenges for Balkan power industry. We sincerely hope that you decide to join us.


Additional Information

Conference title: Energy Security and Sustainable Growth in the Balkans Contributions: The Organizing Committee invites contributions in any of the proposed topic areas. Prospective authors should submit the full paper to be received by the Secretariat for assessment by 15. June 2008. Papers are requested to be in DOC and PDF version. Late submissions cannot be accepted. Authors should consult the Balkan Power Center web page about the requirements for the paper form. Authors will be notified about acceptance of papers by 15. July 2008. Scope: Contributions are invited to the following topics: - Security of energy supply - Regional energy market developments - Investment opportunities in the Balkans region towards energy independence - Privatization current overview and future perspectives - Cross border energy trading and system operation aspects - Impact of RES on the operation of the electrical networks - Regulatory incentives for improving the penetration of RES in Balkan region - Renewable energy's role in climate change mitigation and supply security - Energy efficiency - CO2 emissions trading, JI and CDM projects: experience and opportunities - Climate change: policy and actions - Clean coal technologies & CO2 storage Deadlines: Prospective authors should note the following deadline dates: Receipt of full papers: 15. June 2008 Notification of acceptance: 15. July 2008 Early Bird Registration: 1. August 2008 Registration Fees on Organizing Committee Chairman: Borut Kozan