16th Global Energy Village 2016

Silver Sponsors



Storage Strategy

Implementing the Green

'Bringing together the best minds so that new trends and innovations can
be explained, compared and scenarios developed!'

Salzburg, Austria



Endorsing Organisations




Participating Companies 


 HP Petroleum Engineering Services






















We kindly invite you to participate in our 16th Global Energy Village ‘Implementing the Green, Storage Strategy’, at the Hotel Sacher Salzburg, Austria 11, 12 & 13 April 2016.

We welcome you as a delegate.

We provide you a broad spectrum of international speakers in which Green Storage is a key theme and where updates of current storage projects and technology innovation are also key components.

'Power-2-Gas Storage has become an important theme of the Global Energy Village in the last five years: starting from a good idea phase to demonstration project, and in 2016 the Sun Project, is for the first time investigating the possibility of storing wind and solar power in a former gas field. The storage project is based on Power-2Gas technology, which converts electricity generated in this way into a mixture of methane and hydrogen. This is the reason why in 2016 the Global Energy Village will be hosted in Austria, and our technical tour will focus on the Sun Project.

The Sun Storage Project which features the harvesting, storing and supplying solar energy… an unprecedented pilot project run by RAG will be visited on Monday, 11 April 2016. Currently the Sun Project is testing this groundbreaking approach to energy production and storage.

Why Energy Storage?
Intermittent renewable electricity: because of the excess power generated by giant wind and solar parks when demand is low, storage becomes important. This surplus energy must be stored so that it can be made available during peak periods. The capacity of the pumped storage plants used to date is insufficient. Instead, the gas transportation and storage infrastructure in place has all the makings of a buffer storage system for green power. For example Germany has an annual electricity demand of 530 billion kilowatt hours compared with a mere 0.04 billion kilowatt hours of pumped storage capacity.
The storage capacity of the country’s gas infrastructure is 5,000 times larger: 200 billion kilowatt hours equivalent – enough to meet almost five months’ demand.'

Venue & Hotel

The two day summit on Tuesday 12 and Wednesday 13 April will take place in Salzburg’s only Grand Hotel Sacher Salzburg. Built in the architectural style of the turn of the century and situated in a central location on the shores of the Salzach river and offers an impressive view of the Old Town.


Registration fee includes: Excursion to the Sun Project on Monday 11 April, Access to the Summit on Tuesday 12 and Wednesday 13 April, luncheons, tea/coffee breaks, drinks & snacks and handouts. You will be responsible for your own travel and stay.

Regular fee € 1950,-

Member of *Gas Infrastructure Europe (GIE) € 1450,-

(*Gas Infrastructure Europe (GIE) is an association representing the interests of European natural gas infrastructure operators active in natural gas transmission, storage and LNG regasification. GIE is a trusted partner of European institutions, regulatory bodies and industry stakeholders. It is based in Brussels, the heart of European policymaking. GIE currently represents 67 member companies from 24 countries. )

For online registration please click on the Online Registration Button.   

Hotel accommodation

If you need any assistance in finding hotelaccommodation, please contact our partner HMC Reservations, they will be able to assit you in finding a hotel close to the venue.

HMC Reservations
The Netherlands
Phone number: +31 (0)85 486 8800