Energy – a summit meeting for the energy industry? Of course! More than one quarter of the nearly 100,000 visitors to Energy came from the power industry in 2016. However, an additional 25 percent came from the manufacturing sector, making it by far the second largest visitor group.
The reason? Solutions for the industrial sector are also at the forefront of the leading energy trade fair. Energy efficiency is also a hot topic at the neighboring trade fairs ComVac, MDA, Industrial Supply, and Industrial Automation. In addition, at Energy visitors to HANNOVER MESSE are looking for new business models, installations for autonomous electrical power, heating, and cooling supply, storage solutions and contact to the wind power industry, an important buyer industry for power train engineering and lightweight construction.
Thanks to the rising cost of energy, mandatory legal obligations, and government development schemes, the interest in energy management systems in the industrial environment is growing. The realization has begun to sink in that energy flows in production and the surrounding infrastructure can be improved through targeting data capture and evaluation. At Energy, operators of industrial installations and buildings can find the cutting edge sensor systems, measurement technology, ICT and network technology they need in Hall 12. At the Digital Energy display exhibitors such as GE Digital, PcVue, and CCC Software are creating bridges to the neighboring Industrial Automation fair.
At EnergyEfficiencyCenter in Hall 27 trade visitors can learn about opportunities to save using technology and services in the field of energy efficiency. Energy consulting, plus contracting and services to consume energy efficiently are provided here along with technologies using existing energy and heat
Supported by strong industry partners such as VDMA, ZBEE, VEI, bne, bdew, GTAI and dena the multimedia stage program at the Integrated Energy Plaza in Hall 27 is setting its sights far beyond the power industry. On Thursday afternoon the panel will discuss the energy transition, Industrie 4.0, innovative energy services, modern energy management, Big Data, and the IoT among others topics under the title "Energy meets Industry".
Many other energy-relevant solutions can be found distributed across HANNOVER MESSE 2017 . In Hall 9, Siemens is featuring an interactive exhibition on energy management. Weidmüller, IBM, SAP and other notable providers are presenting efficiency technologies as enablers of Industrie 4.0.