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Proposed Theme Areas


New Trends in Power Generation

  • Gas Turbines and Reciprocating Engines
  • Waste to Energy – a practical solution to large cities
  • Biomass – Gasification and Incineration approaches
  • PC and CFB Combustion Boilers
  • Coal – Advanced Technologies to reduce environmental effects
  • Natural Gas: new international pipelines with TANAP and Turkish Stream, storage increasing LNG terminals, a new market: FSRU’s
  • HRSGs & BOP
  • Hydro Plants and Water storage – Basis to system balance
  • Is Pump Storage feasible for Turkey
  • Wind and Solar – Booming around the World
  • New trends in Wind turbines – larger scale turbines, improved blade and tower designs
  • Turkish equipment manufacturers for Wind and Solar systems.
  • Solar – Costs are reducing while efficiency is increasing; when will the grid parity satisfy the economics?
  • Energy Storage Technologies – small and large scale storage applications
  • Hybrid Solutions
  • Planning the Flexible generation Operations.
  • Future of Nuclear power as base loads
  • Battery Technologies

Digitalization & Data

  • Artificial Intelligence (AI)
  • Cybersecurity
  • Grid Management Automation Solutions
  • Plant Digitalization, Automation & Controls
  • Real Time Data Technology and Analyses

Distributed Electricity Generation Resources

  • Distributed Energy Resources Management Systems (DERMS)
  • Electric Vehicles (EV): Charging Infrastructure and storage capabilities
  • Electricity Generators’ and Distributors’ role in Smart Cities
  • Energy Storage at homes and commercial places
  • Heating, Cooling and cogeneration system integration
  • Small Scale Renewables: Technologies, Project development and Grid Integration
  • Solar Roof-Top Applications

Environmental Issues

  • NOx, SOx and Particle emissions: Control Strategies and Technologies
  • Strategies and Technologies to Reduce Water Usage
  • Environmental adaptation of growing renewable power
  • Weather & Climate Issues

Asset Management & Optimization

  • Asset Optimization and new Project Development
  • Asset Management, Well planned Maintenance programs
  • Data Driven O & M Strategies
  • Decommissioning, re-location and Re-purposing
  • Digitalization of Assets (Grids, Conventional or Renewable plants)
  • Grid Architecture repowering and reinforcement
  • Life Extension and Refurbishments
  • Disaster Planning
  • Workforce Management & Optimization

Customer Strategies, Technologies and Advanced Metering Infrastructure

  • Behind-the-Meter Strategies
  • Energy Management
  • Consumer Engagement and Management
  • Energy Efficiency Programs
  • Internet of Things
  • Products and Energy Services
  • Prosumers
  • Smart Buildings and Smart Cities
  • Understanding of Turkish Consumer Tariffs and purchasing power from the liberal market
  • Advanced Customer services, Billing and Payment Systems

Smart Grid & Smart Infrastructure

  • Advanced Distribution Management Systems
  • Communication and Network Technologies
  • Energy Storage and the Grid
  • Grid Planning Strategies – Real-Life Examples
  • Grid’s Role in Security of Supply
  • HV Infrastructure and Interconnectors
  • Integrating Centralized and Decentralized Energy into the Grid
  • Operating the Green Grid

Energy Strategies Turkey

  • Policy and Regulatory Issues (2030 Climate & Energy Framework, Energy Roadmap 2050)
  • Paris Agreement (COP21)
  • Tariffs and Incentives for Renewable Energy Development-(feed-in tariffs beyond 2020-YEKDEM)
  • Capacity Markets and other Mechanisms
  • Regulations for hybrid power plants
  • Future of Unlicensed Power Plants – what will happen after 10th year of operation?
  • Financing Infrastructure Investments: How strong is the local financing sector?
  • Mergers and Acquisition Activities
  • Optimized Power Generation
  • Sector horizontal and vertical Coupling
  • Offering Shares to “Borsa Istanbul”
  • Local Manufacturing of power plant equipment: Which manufacturing technologies are expected to be localized resulting from the executed wind and solar tenders. What is the future tenders driving local manufacturing?
  • Women in Energy Sector