The 2015 edition will promote the latest energy developments and encourage their large-scale implementation in South-East Europe as well as speed up foreign investment in the regional economy. It is a great networking place for the international and local industry players.
- Leading companies from Austria, Bulgaria, China, Czech Republic, Greece, Denmark, Germany, Italy, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, the Netherlands and Ukraine showcased products and innovations.
- Among the exhibitors were AB Energy Romania, Austep, Biogest Energie- und Wassertechnik, CPM Europe, Dreyer & Bosse, Eqtec, Global Hydro Energy, Hitachi Zosen Inova, Nahtec, Polytechnik Luft-und Feuerungstechnik, Solare Datensysteme, Weiss, etc.
- For 5th year in a row there was an Austrian Pavilion, located at a larger exhibition area.
- Exhibition index: energy efficient solutions for heating, cooling, ventilation and lighting; bio-, hydro-, solar-, geothermal- and wind energy, waste-to-energy, electric vehicles, etc.
The opportunities and perspectives of the SE European market
The security of energy supply, fast climate changes, strong economic and social benefits have prompted many countries in South-East Europe to diversify their energy mix and to reduce the import of fossil fuels, keeping money circulation within the regional economy.
The Region has a great potential for utilization of renewables. Well-developed agriculture and forestry industries, availability of organic waste are a prerequisite for biogas, methane and biomass production. The decentralized solar electricity generation for heating and cooling is encouraging, too. A very perspective market segment is the realization of waste-to-energy projects through public private partnerships.
Countries with a sea outlet have the opportunity to drive forward the 'blue energy' sector and only 40% of the hydro energy sources is developed in SE Europe.
The energy systems transformation will need a new grid that combines capacity for high volume transfers and distribute energy with smart power management.
Investments for improvement of energy efficiency in private and public buildings as well as in industry are coming – the South-East European countries are developing also strategies for zero energy buildings.
The CO2 reduction in transport sector is the other priority issue and in the Region solutions for replacement of the fossil fuels with alternative low carbon fuels are sought. In terms of e-mobility, the South-East Europe is at its early stage and governments are going to stimulate this emerging industry.