|Energies Lyon 2017, full of energies|
All the professionals of the energy gathered in a single strategic place
Energies Lyon is the event of professionals of the energy, gathered in a single place in order to build and exchange around solutions of future. This exhibition brings together a panel of representative and dynamic exhibitors, and a strong network of involved partners.
Close to major french nuclear sites, several thermic and hydroelectric power sites, and first petrochemical pole of Southern Europe, Lyon benefits from an attractive industrial and economic background and positions as the ideal strategic place for such an event.
The exhibition Énergies Lyon will welcome exhibitors and visitors in Parc Eurexpo on september 20th and 21st, 2017.
Energies Lyon gathers the companies specialized in the field of energy, which currently need to renew and innovate regarding to current environmental circumstances.
Due to the constant increase of the need for energy, exhibitors attending the event Energies Lyon will present to visitors their innovative products and solutions, adapted for the present and future. The aim of the exhibition is to be representative of all-energy sources professions : equipment, engineering, delivery, service, maintenance, distribution and logistics fields, as well in the renewable as in the fossil energy sources areas.
The nuclear industry gradually became the largest source of electricity production in France. The nuclear covers 82% of the french electricity production. France owns 44% of the european reactors, and produces 14% of the worldwide electricity.
At the moment, we count 58 nuclear reactors in activity for 19 power stations in service producing 63 gigawatts ; 12 nuclear reactors stopped ; 1 power station in construction ; 2 power stations in destruction ; 3 storage centers of radioactive waste and 1 processing center of the spent fuel.
A nuclear field is a chain of industrial nuclear activities, going to the extraction of ore and treatment getting over by the fabrication of combustibles load in reactors, the working of reactors and the conversion of the energy of fission in electricity or heat, the withdrawal of nuclear combustibles shine in reactors (partly split), the recycling in reactors of one part of combustibles shine, the nuclear waste management, until the becoming of the ultimate waste.
The thermic energy is a kinetic energy emitted from the movements of atoms or molecules of a body. A thermal power plant works from natural fuels, such as the coal, the fuel and the gas. These resources are burned in a boiler to be transformed into vapor then into water, which is then going to activate a turbine, which, with a generator, will produce electricity.
We count 12 thermal power plants with flame in France.
38% of the worldwide electricity of thermal origin is produced through coal, 15% through natural gas, and 9% through oil.
The thermic energy still has some future : according to the Observatoire de l'Energie, "coal resources are estimated in more than 200 years, gas resources in more than 60 years and oil resources about 40 years".
If water power is one of the first energy sources which were mastered by humans, hydroelectricity (the formation of electricity generated by a system of turbines installed in the stream) only appeared in the nineteenth century.
Nowadays, water power is the world's second renewable energy source, the electricity it generates is directly injected into the system. It does not emit greenhouse gases and becomes, over the years, a decidedly competitive energy.
France and Italy have got the most equipped sites, with a number of 2500 stations for the french territory, and a production of 7 to 7,5 TWh per year.
These figures should be revised upwards with, especially, the construction and rehabilitation of new or existing sites.
First petrochemical pole of the Southern Europe and the Mediterranean Sea, the plant of Fos-Berre-Lavéra represents 40% of the french capacity of production of polymers and intermediate products.
Close to the petrochemical factories of the valley of Rhône, all the world leaders are present on this territory, and 4 refineries constitute the third of the national capacity.
Thanks to a favorable location and an important multimodal logistics (harbour, river, pipelines connections, railroad and road), this petrochemical pole gathers a concentration of companies facilitating cooperations and a strong synergy between establishments (utilities, propylene, oxide of ethylene, given staff...).
Europe is the first world producer of electricity of wind origin.
France possesses approximately 1 200 installations, representing a total power of 8 291 MW. Productive areas correspond essentially to the most windy zones of the country, near the coast. France possessing many coast, its total production capacity is important.
Each year, about 500 wind turbines are put into service in France, either 1 000 MW, the equivalent of the power of 1,5 thermal power plant.
6 offshore wind farms are in project along the french coast, for a global power of 3 300 MW.
Nowadays, a single wind turbine of 2 MW supplies electricity for 2 000 people, including heating.
Wind power parks keep expanding in France and in Europe to produce electricity, as well on a local level as on a broader one (by injection on the electrical system). In a concern of innovation and sustainable development, this renewable energy source is part of the European Union's energy and environmental policy.
France takes place in the 6th world rank of producing countries of photovoltaic energy.
The total power linked on the whole french territory is 5 702 MW for 330 000 installations.
The market of the photovoltaic energy is in constant increase in France (30 to 40% per year), with in particular 800 connectings of solar installations to the EDF network every month.
The world production of photovoltaic solar energy is 1 035,9 TWh per year, either 32 825 kWh per second.
Renewable marine energies
France possesses the second maritime space to the world, with 11 millions of km², and thousands of kilometers of coast distributed on 4 maritime facades (the Mediterranean Sea, the Atlantic Ocean, the North Sea and Manche) and in Overseas. Thanks to this favorable geography, it benefits from a development potential of the renewable marine energies among the most important of Europe.
France has main advantages to position on this market of future : an important natural resource, much scope for research, a strong and diversified industrial fabric in the area of energy, naval sector, oil exploitation and offshore gas...