18th Global Energy Village 17-19 April 2018, Barcelona, Spain


Dear Reader,

The story of the Three Musketeers, originally told by Alexandre r Dumas, has become part of our folklore. The Three Musketeers, has been translated in numerous languages and been the basis of a variety of Hollywood films.

The essence of the Three Musketeers, is that on an individual basis they may be strong and capable of many things, but collectively the Three Musketeers can move mountains. (For the role of each of the musketeers please view Background)

We welcome you to become a ‘Musketeer- in Learning’and welcome your participation in the Global Energy Village 2018, scheduled for Barcelona, 17 - 19 April 2018.

Please see below for the Programme. 

We would like to welcome you to GEV 18!

Kind regards, 

Gerard Kreeft

Managing Director



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Tuesday 17 April

10.00                  Departure from Hotel 1898

10.30 - 13.00     Fieldtrip Barcelona LNG Terminal


Wednesday 18 April

08.00 – 09.00    Registration & Coffee

09.00 – 10.30    Session 1:

                           Is the Hydrogen Revolution About to Happen? The Pieces of the Puzzle

                          Chairman: Stephan Dewald, Dewald Law & Projects 

                           How the Natural Gas Industry started and is now moving to the Hydrogen


                           Gerard Kreeft, Managing Director, EnergyWise                         

                           How Spain has Achieved its Diversity and Security of Supply

                          Luis I. Parada, Head of Global Regulartory Services, Enagas                           

                           How Hydrogen Has Become the Fuel of Choice

                          Dr Ulrich Bnger, Senior Scientist, LBST               

 10.30 – 11.00    Coffee

 11.00 – 12.30    Session 1: to be continued

                            H2: The Promising Future of the North Sea Wind Energy, the road to NSWP

                            Reinalt Nijboer, Seniro Business Developer, New Erengy, Gasuni

                            Appropriate regulatory framework: key enabler for the market uptake of                         renewable hydrogen

                            Denis Thomas, Business Development Manager, Power-to-Gas Hydrogenics

 12.30 – 14.00    Lunch sponsored by  

 14.00 – 17.00    Session 2:       


                           Regulatory Pitfalls in the Energy (Hydrogen)Transition

                          Max Oosterhuis, Partner, Loyens & Loeff

                          How Japan’s Green (Hydrogen)Value Chain Will Achieve Olympic

                          Gold in 2020

                          Ryo Chishiro, Hydrogen Project Development Center, 

                          Corporate Technology Division, Kawasaki Heavy Industries

                         What Technical Restraints can we anticipate in this energy transition?

                         Cyril Breheret, Head Dept. Underground Technologies, Salt and Porous Media, Geostock

                         5D Quantum Monitoring: Storage System Control and Hazard Assesment

                         Stephan Dewald, Marmot


17.00 – 18.00    Reception


Thursday 19 April 

09.00 – 10.30    Session 3:

                           Technology and New Trends 

                          Chairman: Hans Plaat, HP Petroleum Engineering


                           Gas Natural's Position in the Current Marketplace 

                           Carlos Serrano, Director, Infrastructure Development, Gas Natural

                           How the Sun Project can become the Precedent for Europe's Storage Operators

                           Stephan Bauer, Manager Power to Gas, Innovation and Development, RAG

                          Putting Together a Roadmap for the North Sea Energy Programme

                           Dr. J. M. Koornneeft, Consultant GeoStrategy, Sustainable GeoEnergy TNO 

                           10.30 – 11.00   Coffee

 11.00 – 12.30   Session 3: to be continued

                          A new Tightness Method for testing of gas caverns during gas storage 

                          Dr Amer Abdel Haq, Business Development Manager, UGS

                          Putting Together The Hydrogen Roadmap for the Transportation Sector

                          Thomas Bystry, Shell New Energies - Hydrogen –

                          IGN/F/HO Global Hydrogen Operations Project Manager,

                          Chairman of the Clean Energy Partnership (CEP), Shell Deutschland Oil GmbH

                          Electrolytic production of Hydrogen: Linking the electricity, gas and chemical industries 

                           Adamo Screnci, Senior Business Development Manager Energy Storage &                         Hydrogenrtment, thyssenkrupp

                           H21: The City of Leeds

14.00 Closing



To register online please click on the 'online registration' button.


The participation fee* is as follows:

Normal fee: euro 1.450

GIE-members: euro 1.250

*Included are: field trip on April 17, 2 day summit on April 18, 19  welcome reception, lunches, documentation and attendance. 

Venue & hotel

The venue of the summit is Hotel 1898 situated in the centre of the city: La Rambla 109. If your would like to book your hotel room at the venue, please contact the hotel directly (attn: Ana Ciria) to ask for the GEV18 Booking Form: convencionesh1898@nnhotels.com, telephone: +34.93.552.9.582. Do not forget tot mention the Global Energy Village 2018, we have special rates.


Becoming Friends of the Global Energy Village

Would you like to be part of the Global Energy Village Community, a platform which brings together Europe’s Storage  and Renewable Experts, either on a virtual platform or participating at our Annual Summit? Please contact us to discuss the possibilities.