WSED 2002

World Sustainable Energy Day 2002

The WORLD SUSTAINABLE ENERGY DAY 2002, the major European conference on sustainable energy, held from 7 to 8 March 2002 in Wels, Austria: Detailed conference programme
Highlights 2002
Participating countries
Energy Globe Award 2002
The WORLD SUSTAINABLE ENERGY DAY 2002, the major annual European conference on renewable energy and energy efficiency, was held from 7 to 8 March in Wels/Upper Austria. The symposium once again provided a key forum for learning about the latest developments in energy policies, for exchanging know-how, for initiating projects and establishing partnerships.
The conference was opened by the Upper Austrian Minister for Energy, Josef Fill, and Karl Kellner, Head of Unit at the European Commission's Directorate-General of Energy and Transport. Then Jan-Eric Sundgren, the president of the Chalmers University of Technology in Gƶteborg/Sweden, gave an interesting outlook on the importance of global co-operation for sustainability. Brigitte WeiƟ from the Ministry of Transport, Innovation and Technology illuminated the topic from an Austrian viewpoint as she spoke about domestic energy research & development. The opening session was concluded by Gerhard Dell, regional Energy Commissioner and Managing Director of O.Ɩ. Energiesparverband, who presented an overview of the Upper Austrian approach to energy and sustainability.
The second part of the "World Sustainable Energy Day" was dedicated to the winning projects of the Energy Globe Award 2002, which gave the audience the unique chance to find the most outstanding initiatives worldwide all lined up at one event. The interested listeners were able to learn about the projects in detail as the winners in the four categories Companies, Transport & Communities, Building & Housing as well as Private & Public Initiatives held their inspiring presentations. On Thursday evening, a get-together at a traditional Austrian restaurant offered the delegates, who had come to Wels from all over the world, the opportunity to discuss energy matters and exchange know-how in a relaxed atmosphere.
The "World Sustainable Energy Day 2002" has not failed to continue the successful tradition of past events - this year more than 550people from more than 60 different countries have flocked to Upper Austria to attend the conference. The date for next year's symposium has already been fixed: the WORLD SUSTAINABLE ENERGY DAY 2003 will take place from 6 to 7 March in Wels/Upper Austria. Don't forget to mark this date in your calendar! Organiser The World Sustainable Energy Day 2002 and the Energy Globe Award were organised by the O.Oe. Energiesparverband, the energy agency in Upper Austria.

Highlights of the World Sustainable Energy Day 2002

From 6 to 10 March 2002, Upper Austria was once again the meeting place for the great thinkers of the energy world. The well established "Energy Days" organised by O.Ɩ. Energiesparverband started off with a festive gala event to honour the winners of the Energy Globe Award 2002, the international prize for sustainable energy. A politician who has already gone down in history, the last head of state of the Soviet Union Mikhail Gorbachev came to Linz to present one of the "Energy Oscars". The very best projects out of the some 1300 submissions from 98 different countries were then presented in detail on the conference WORLD SUSTAINABLE ENERGY DAY. More than 550 people attended the symposium which was accompanied by the two seminars "Innovative Solar Technologies" and "Financing Sustainable Energy Development". Experts and decision makers from all over the world took the opportunity to learn about the latest trends in the energy sector and to exchange expertise. The conference was followed by the "Energiesparmesse", one of the largest exhibitions and trade fairs on renewable energy sources and energy efficiency in the world attracting once again more than 200,000 visitors. The events have been organised by the O.Ɩ. Energiesparverband, the regional energy agency of Upper Austria.


WORLD SUSTAINABLE ENERGY DAY 2002Wednesday, 6 March18.00 Energy Gala
festive Award Ceremony for the Energy Globe Awards 2002 Thursday, 7 MarchSeminar "SOLAR TECHNOLOGIES" & guided tours 9.00 - 12.30 Seminar "Innovative Solar Technologies" 11.30 Guided tour of the "Energiesparmesse"
in English, French, Italian, Czech/Slovak, Spanish, German WOLRD SUSTAINABLE ENERGY DAYOpening session13.30 Josef Fill, Regional Minister for Energy, Upper Austria
Nitin Desai, Under Secretary General, United Nations
Karl Kellner, Head of Unit, European Commission, Directorate-General for Energy and Transport 14.30 Global co-operation for sustainability
Jan-Eric Sundgren, President Chalmers University of Technology/Alliance for Global Sustainability, Gƶteborg/Sweden 14.50 Energy Research & Development in Austria - a Shining Example ?
Martin Huemer, Federal Ministry of Transport, Innovation and Technology, Vienna/Austria 15.10 Upper Austria - an approach to energy and sustainability
Gerhard Dell, Energy Commissioner of Upper Austria, O.Ɩ. Energiesparverband, Linz/Austria 15.30 Discussion/Coffee BreakCompanies 16.30 Wind Power Equivalent to a Nuclear Power Station
Alberto De Miguel, Director of Investments, Energƭa HidroƩlectirica de Navarra (E.H.N.), Pamplona/Spain 16.50 Energy through Enterprise - seed capital for sustainable energy
Christine Eibs Singer, Deputy Executive Director, E+Co, Bloomfield/USA 17.10 The Solar Hearing Aid
Nick Ndaba, Managing Director, Botswana Technology Centre, Gaborone/Botswana 17.30 The World's Largest Biomass Power Plant
Stig Nickull, Managing Director, Oy Alholmens Kraft Ab, Pietarsaari/Finland 20.00 Evening Programme
Friday, 8 March
Transport & Communities9.00 Salad in Fuel Tanks - biogas for transport
Jean-Claude Weber, Deputy Executive Director, Erdgas ZĆ¼rich AG, Zurich/Switzerland 9.20 The Regeneration Project - a Christian Response to Climate Change
The Reverend Sally G. Bingham, The Regeneration Project ? Episcopal Power & Light, San Francisco/USA 9.40 GreuƟenheim - a town shows the way into a sustainable future
Bruno Scheiner, Mayor, GreuƟenheim/Germany
Raimund Fischer, Agenda 21 Executive, GreuƟenheim/Germany Building & Housing10.00 BedZED: the Zero Energy Urban Village
Richard McCarthy, Chief Executive, Peabody Trust, London/Great Britain
Michael Pitcher, BP Solar, Commercial Manager Northern Europe 10.20 NORDPOOL - an ecological and energy efficient refurbishment project
Helmut Poppe, Andreas Prehal, Poppe*Prehal Architects, Steyr/Austria 10.40 Power to Women: Solar Energy for Vietnam
Pham Thi Sam, Deputy Head of Unit, Vietnam Women's Union, Hanoi/Vietnam 11.00 Discussion/Coffee BreakPrivate & Public Initiatives11.50 The 1 Watt Initiative - Cutting the World's Standby Losses
Benoit Lebot, Energy Efficiency Policy Analysis Division, International Energy Agency, Paris/France 12.10 Swapping Debts for Sustainable Energy
Maciej Nowicki, President, EcoFund, Warsaw/Poland 12.30 The Bet - European Youth fighting Climate Change
Henrike Wegener, European Bet Coordination Office, Berlin/Germany 12.50 Discussion 13.00 Concluding Statement
Wilhelm Molterer, Federal Ministry for Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management, Vienna/Austria 13.20 End of ConferenceSeminar "FINANCING"14.45 - 19.00 Seminar "Financing Sustainable Energy Investment"
Saturday, 9 March 2002, 10.00
Guided tour of the "Energiesparmesse"
in English, French, Italian, Czech/Slovak, Spnaish, German

Seminar Financing

Financing Sustainable Energy Investment

Innovative financing schemes can make sustainable energy investment become a win-win situation for the investors, the owners and the general public. The seminar outlines successful financing schemes for renewable energy and energy efficiency.

8 - 9 March 2002

Stadthalle Wels, Austria


O.Ɩ. Energiesparverband,
LandstraƟe 45, A-4020 Linz, Austria
T: +43-732-7720-14386, F: -14383
E: office [AT] esv.or [DOT] at

O.Ɩ. Energiesparverband
Cross-Border OPET Bavaria-Austria
in co-operation with: ZREU

SEMINAR-PROGRAMMEFRIDAY, 8 MARCH 200214.45 Welcome and introduction
Christiane Egger, Head of Unit, O.Ɩ. Energiespar-verband, Cross Border OPET Bavaria-Austria 15.00 Show me the money: How to persuadeinvestors to part with their cash
Gordon Edge, Platts Renewable Energy Report, UK 15.20 Retrofitting public buildings without public investment
Josef MĆ¼hlbachler, MP, Mayor, City of Freistadt, Austria 15.40 UNF ties Profitability to Sustainability
Xiaodong Wang, Senior Programme Officer for Climate Change, UNF-United Nations Foundation, USA 16.00 Discussion/Coffee break16.40 How to calculate profitability? Examples from Sweden
Lotta BĆ„ngens, Aton Teknik Consultant / OPET Sweden 17.00 Mobilizing investment in sustainable energy
Virginia Sonntag-O'Brien, Managing Director, BASE, Switzerland 17.20 TPF - successful examples from Germany and Slovenia
Michael GeiƟler, Managing Director, Berliner Energieagentur GmbH, Germany 17.40 Citizens financing wind parks
Heinrich Bartelt, Managing Director, Bundes-verband Windenergie, Germany 18.00 Conclusions
Gerhard Dell, Energy Commissioner of Upper Austria, O.Ɩ. Energiesparverband, Austria 18.30 End of seminarSATURDAY, 9 MARCH 200210.00 Guided tour of the "Energiesparmesse"
in English, French, Italian, Czech/Slovak, Spanish, German

Seminar SolarTechnologies

The seminar
"Innovative Solar Technologies"
gave an overview of recent trends, technical innovations and outstanding solar projects worldwide.
7 March 2002, 9.00 - 12.15

Stadthalle Wels, Austria



O.Ɩ. Energiesparverband,
LandstraƟe 45, A-4020 Linz, Austria
T: +43-732-7720-14386, F: -14383
E: office [AT] esv.or [DOT] at

O.Ɩ. Energiesparverband
Cross-Border OPET Bavaria-Austria
in co-operation with: ZREU, ASiC SEMINAR-PROGRAMME09:00 Welcome and introduction
Gerhard Dell, Energy Commissioner of Upper Austria, O.Ɩ. Energiesparverband 09:20The future of PV - "solar generation" until 2020
Murray Cameron, Chief Executive, European Photovoltaic Industry Association (EPIA), Belgium 09:40 Technological innovations on the solar collector market
Kurt Leeb, Managing Director, ASiC, Austria 10:00 Solar Upper Austria - a shining example for Europe
Christiane Egger, Head of Unit, O.Ɩ. Energiesparverband 10:20 Discussion/Coffee break11:00Dutch campaign heats up the solar market: 20,000 new solar installations
Giel Linthorst, Project Manager Solar Thermal Energy, ECOFYS, Netherlands 11:15 Seawater desalination using thermal solar collectors
Hendrik MĆ¼ller-Holst, Technical Director Watermanagement, TiNOX GmbH Munich / ZAE Bayern, Germany 11:30 4MW photovoltaics for irrigation in India
Venkatareme Bakthavatsalam, Managing Director, IREDA, India 11:45 Electricity instead of marble - facade-integrated photovoltaics
GĆ¼nter Kƶchle, Managing Director, stromaufwƤrts Photovoltaik GmbH, Austria 12:00 Discussion12:15 End of seminar/Lunch

World Sustainable Energy Day 2002: participating countries

Several hundred people from all five continents have already registered, including the following countries:

Czech Republic
Saint Lucia
South Africa
United Kingdom