25th anniversary of COGEN Europe

COGEN Europe, the association for the promotion of cogeneration, is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. The annual conference of the association will be an occasion to celebrate this 25 years being part of the energy landscape in Europe. "The Power of Heat" will take place in Brussels on 5 and 6 June. As the European Union is embarking on an ambitious transition towards a low-carbon energy system, COGEN Europe will be bringing together industry representatives, policymakers and stakeholders to exchange views, ideas and plans for a secure, affordable and climate-friendly energy future.

The conference will in particular focus on how cogeneration can play an important role in delivering energy savings, reducing CO2 emissions, creating jobs, boosting the competitiveness of European industry and facilitating the uptake of more intermittent renewables. These are all key objectives of the EU Energy Union and are at the heart of the current negotiations on the Clean Energy Package. Cogeneration generates today 15% of the EU’s heat and 10.5% of the EU's electricity. There is potential to increase these numbers and help Europe to achieve its climate and energy goals.

The annual conference will be held in the Steigenberger Wiltcher's Hotel in Brussels during the European Sustainable Energy Week. Information about the programme, speakers, sponsorship and registration will follow soon on the conference website: www.powerofheat.eu. The latest news about the conference can be followed on Twitter via the hashtag #thepowerofheat.

The European Association for the Promotion of Cogeneration (COGEN Europe) works towards the wider use of cogeneration in Europe for a sustainable energy future. Cogeneration or Combined Heat and Power (CHP) is the most efficient way to deliver heating, cooling and electricity.