Press Releases


EUGINE and EUTurbines Joint Press Release: The Energy System Integration and Hydrogen Strategies: a missed opportunity?

The right intention but insufficient conclusions and actions. This is the summary of EUTurbines and EUGINE on the Energy System Integration Strategy presented today by the European Commission. While the Hydrogen Strategy has a more inclusive approach, the Energy System...more >


EUGINE and EUTurbines Joint Press Release: Climate-neutrality - renewable gases as a prerequisite

“The climate-neutrality objective provides certainty on the direction we are heading in for 2050 but lacks clarity on the steps in between and the solutions to be developed for achieving it”, said Ralf Wezel, Secretary General of both EUGINE and...more >


EUGINE and EUTurbines Joint Press Release European Green Deal: Opportunities for renewable gas power generation

EUTurbines and EUGINE welcome the ambitions expressed in the European Green Deal presented today. The European gas power plant industry, represented by the two associations covering turbine and engine technologies respectively, supports the targets of climate-neutrality and the decarbonisation of...more >


Climate: The EIB acknowledges the role of cogeneration & renewable gas

Following the adoption by the European Investment Bank (EIB) of a new energy lending policy aligned with the Paris Climate Agreement, EUGINE Secretary General Ralf Wezel commented as follows:

“The EIB has played a key role in funding valuable projects...more >


Electricity/Gas: Redesign of energy markets should continue

Following today’s final adoption of the revised electricity market legislation by EU ministers, EUGINE Secretary General Ralf Wezel commented


“With the new rules supporting scarcity pricing we should definitely see more and more investments in technologies such as gas engines and...more >


EUGINE co-signs the Bucharest Declaration on “Sustainable and Smart Gas Infrastructure for Europe”

Ralf Wezel, Secretary General of EUGINE, signed on 1 April 2019 the Bucharest Declaration of the Romanian Presidency of the Council of the EU on "Sustainable and Smart Gas Infrastructure for Europe". The signatories of the non-binding document highlight the...more >


Joint Press release ETE, EUGINE, EUTurbines on EU Long Term Strategy

The European Commission presented on 28 November the much awaited “Strategy for long-term EU greenhouse gas emissions reductions”. The strategy presents possible paths and measures that will allow the EU to comply with the Paris agreement and to reach the...more >


EUGINE and EUTurbines Joint Press Release on Horizon Europe

Horizon Europe – ITRE Committee vote:

Energy efficiency, flexibility and renewable gases rightfully taken on board

R&I support is crucial to ensure the transition towards a reliable, cost-efficient and decarbonised energy system. It is therefore important that the future EU R&I...more >


Press Release: Clean Energy for EU Islands: The Future will be Hybrid

Islands find it extremely challenging to achieve the EU target of a sustainable, affordable and at the same time reliable energy system. EUGINE organised thus a dinner-debate for EU decision-makers, at the European Parliament, on 8 October.

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Press Release: New EUGINE President Hermann Kröger

New President of European Engine Power Plant Association

EUGINE, the European engine power plant association, elected Hermann Kröger, Senior Vice-President at MAN Energy Solutions as new President. He succeeds Kari Hietanen, Executive Vice-President of Wärtsilä Corporation, who led the association since...more >


Joint Press Release: A carbon-neutral but reliable energy system is possible

Ahead of the European Commission’s consultation on the EU Long-term Decarbonisation Strategy, the sector of gas-based power generation highlights one of the energy system’s most promising solutions to reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and tackling climate change: the switch of...more >


Electricity market design: two steps forward, one step back…

Following the adoption of Mr Karins’ report by the European Parliament’s energy committee, the EUGINE Secretary General Ralf Wezel expressed mixed feelings:

“The European Parliament is heading towards liberalised, much more short-term, dynamic and flexible electricity markets where scarcity prices play...more >


Successful first European Engine Power Plant Forum organised by EUGINE and CIMAC

Flexible gas engine power plants are an important element for the energy transition

Successful first European Engine Power Plant Forum organised by EUGINE and CIMAC

The energy transition will lead to a smart combination of renewable energy sources with storage technology...more >


Electricity Market Design: “Market first” is the right way forward!

Following the publication of MEP Krišjānis Kariņš’ draft reports on the revised electricity regulation and directive, EUGINE Secretary General Ralf Wezel expressed his overall satisfaction:

“We fully share Mr Karins’ “market first” approach which definitely is the best option to foster...more >


Clean Energy for All Europeans - A timely & useful (r)evolution

Following the publication of the ‘Clean Energy for All’ package today, EUGINE Secretary General Ralf Wezel expressed its overall support to the European Commission’s proposals, especially on the future electricity market design.

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EUGINE and other European industry associations call for a conclusion of the Environmental Goods Agreement by end 2016

European industry associations from different sectors reiterate their support for the negotiations on the Environmental Goods Agreement (EGA) and would like to underline the importance of reaching a comprehensive agreement during the final negotiating round scheduled to start on 26...more >


Trade-EGA - Engine Power Plants are a Key Environmental Good

Ahead of next week’s concluding round of negotiation of the planned ‘Environmental Goods Agreement’ (EGA), EUGINE Secretary General Ralf Wezel highlighted the industry’s support for the EGA negotiation and the inclusion of engine power plants (‘gensets’) and their key components...more >


High potential for Power-to-Gas in power generation – Providing flexibility and contributing to decarbonisation

High potential for Power-to-Gas in power generation –
Providing flexibility and contributing to decarbonisation

Power-to-Gas-to-Power is a promising solution, which can contribute to solving the flexibility challenge in a system with an ever-increasing share of variable renewable energy sources - but needs...more >


Adoption of MEP Langen's report on market design

Following the adoption of MEP Langen’s report “Toward a new energy market design” by the European Parliament on 13 September, EUGINE Secretary General Ralf Wezel expressed his satisfaction.

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Electricity Market Design: Flexibility is Key

EUGINE, the European engine power plants association, together with similar industry federations, published a joint declaration pleading for “an ambitious power market reform”:

“We share the conviction that only a flexible and dynamic energy system, making the best use of...more >


EPPSA-EUGINE-EUTurbines joint input to SET-Plan Issue Paper 4 (Energy Systems)

Within the SET-Plan discussions, the European Commission has proposed an overarching R&I target to ensure the EU’s energy system robustness and resilience (action n°4). EUTurbines, EUGINE (European Engine Power Plants Association) and EPPSA (European Power Plant Suppliers Association) have jointly...more >


Flexible Gas-to-Power is important for the Energy Union and needs a suitable framework

Gas-to-Power has a strong, complementing role to play with an increasing share of variable renewables in the European energy mix. This was one of the key statements conveyed at an event organised jointly by EUGINE, EUTurbines and GasNaturally representing the...more >


Conference on flexible 'Gas-to-Power' Solutions

The conference is jointly organised by EUGINE, EUTurbines and GasNaturally and takes place on

Wednesday, 18 November 2015
Hotel Sofitel Brussels
Place Jourdan 1
1040 Brussels

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Support for a market-based approach with EUGINE at the European Parliament

The dinner-debate on "Electricity market design: creating the right incentives to ensure security of supply at minimum cost", organised by EUGINE, in the framework of the European Energy Forum, was a great success. This event which took place on 12...more >


Press Release: Full support of EUGINE for a new market design

The European engine power plant industry highly welcomes the consultative communication on the electricity market design published today by the European Commission. "This initiative of the European Commission can become a major milestone on the path to a functioning future-compliant...more >


Press Release on the Energy Union Communication 2015-02-25

EUGINE welcomes the intention of the European Commission to define a vision for a European Energy Union with a fully integrated internal energy market. EUGINE would like to underline that a reliable electricity market is key for citizens and businesses...more >


Press Release on Energy Council results of 9 December, 2014

The European engine power plant industry welcomes the view of the European Energy Council to provide more market-driven investment signals to ensure investments in economical energy generation.

However, EUGINE misses a stronger commitment of the European Energy Council to work...more >


Europe‘s engine power plants industry forms new association - EUGINE

The leading European manufacturers of engine power plants have decided to set up a new European association to be known as EUGINE. The new association shall contribute to the ongoing discussion around the energy concept of the future, and present...more >


The EUGINE-members elected their board

President: Kari Hietanen (Executive Vice President Wärtsilä Corporation)

Vice Presidents: Willy Schumacher (Chairman of the Managing Board, Caterpillar Energy Systems)

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