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20 September 2018

Fusion lights up the Global Power & Energy Exhibition


The “Global Power and Energy Exhibition (GPEX)” took place in Barcelona between 17-20 September 2018. Co-located with Gastech, the major event of the global gas industry, GPEX2018 showcases strategies and technologies needed to adapt to the global energy transition. It brought together more than 30,000 participants, more than 100 exhibiting companies, 200 conference delegates and 180 expert speakers from the global power and energy community, including government, commercial and industrial power users, gas operators, power producers and distributors.

F4E participated for the first time in the conference and exhibition, officially opened by His Majesty King Felipe VI of Spain, and Teresa Ribera, Spanish Minister for Ecological Transition.  The decarbonisation of the global energy economy will require significant efforts to achieve the goals of reducing emissions whilst maintaining a stable and secure supply of energy. Alongside renewables, fusion could play a significant role in providing clean, safe and abundant energy in the future. In this respect, F4E staff provided information on the challenges and benefits of fusion energy, on the significant progress of the ITER project and on the perspectives for the construction and operation of future fusion power plants.

We are always amazed by the great interest that fusion generates and by the encouragement we receive to succeed in our efforts”, explains Stavros Chatzipanagiotou, F4E Head of Communication. “Despite the fact that fusion is still far away from contributing to the supply of electricity, it is steadily growing in the minds of the people as the energy of the future”.

His Majesty King Felipe VI of Spain, and Teresa Ribera, Spanish Minister for Ecological Transition, arrive at the Conference