Alongside conventional energy sources, renewables are now an integral and indispensable part of our energy supply. As their share of the energy mix increases, they are also assuming greater systems responsibility within the energy sector, and are consequently facing new technological challenges. "HANNOVER MESSE fully reflects this profound structural change. At the leading trade fair Energy we document the convergence of different areas that are going to merge fully in the future anyway: power generation, storage, grids, heat and mobility – the whole concept of 'integrated energy', in other words", says Marc Siemering, Senior Vice-President for HANNOVER MESSE at Deutsche Messe.
The "Energy Generation" section of the show annually receives major support from the VDMA Power Systems Association. "We support Energy because here the world can see how the transition to renewables is a viable industrial and commercial proposition. To make a success of it, Germany needs to integrate generation, power grids and intelligent energy consumption into a sustainable system. This ties in with Industry 4.0, the next industrial revolution, where HANNOVER MESSE is very much leading the way. There is massive potential for innovation here, and Germany’s industry will be able to tap into that by joining in the discussion taking place at Energy," said Matthias Zelinger, Managing Director of VDMA Power Systems. "Energy sets the agenda for this debate in its various discussion forums, and attracts key decision-makers in government and industry from all over the world."
Energy is the leading international trade fair for integrated energy systems and mobility. The show features comprehensive coverage of energy generation, transmission, distribution and storage, as well as alternative mobility solutions and energy efficiency. With approx. 1,300 exhibitors, the event is one of the most important mainstays of HANNOVER MESSE.