Introduction

The 4th International Conference on Energy Production and Management follows the very successful meetings held in Ekaterinburg (2014), Ancona (2016) and New Forest, UK (2018), home of the Wessex Institute. The aim of the meeting is to discuss the future of energy production, operation and management in a changing world.

The objective is to compare conventional energy sources, particularly hydrocarbons, with a number of other ways of producing energy, emphasising new technological developments, based on renewable resources such as solar, hydro, wind and geothermal.

A key issue is the conversion of new sustainable sources of energy into useful forms (electricity, heat, fuel) while finding efficient ways of storage and distribution. In many cases, the challenges lie as much with the production of such renewable energy at an acceptable cost, including damage to the environment, as with the integration of those resources into the existing infrastructure.

The changes required to progress from an economy based mainly on hydrocarbons to one taking advantage of sustainable energy resources are massive and require considerable scientific research as well as the development of advanced engineering systems. Such progress demands close collaboration between different disciplines in order to arrive at optimum solutions.

The Conference also discusses the energy use of industrial processes, including the imbedded energy contents of materials, such as those in the built environment. Energy production, operation, distribution and usage, result in environmental risks which need to be better understood. They are part of the energy economics and relate to human environmental health as well as ecosystems behaviour.

An important objective of the conference is to discuss ways in which more efficient use can be made of conventional as well as new energy sources. This relates to savings in energy consumption, reduction of energy losses, as well as the implementation of smart devices and the design of intelligent distribution networks.

All published papers from previous meetings are permanently archived in the Wessex Institute eLibrary (www.witpress.com/elibrary) where they are freely available to the international community.

Conference Topics

The following list covers some of the topics to be presented at the Conference. Papers on other subjects related to the objectives of the meeting are also welcome.

  • Energy policies
  • Energy management and economics
  • Energy conversion and generation
  • Energy efficiency
  • Energy sustainability
  • Energy safety and security
  • Smart grids
  • Energy transmission and distribution
  • Processing of coal, oil and gas
  • GHGs Emissions
  • Renewable energies
  • Biomass and biofuels
  • Solar energy: Thermal, photovoltaic, high -T
  • Offshore and inland wind farm technologies
  • Green power plants
  • Geothermal energy
  • Waste to energy
  • Energy and the built environment
  • Energy storage
  • Automation of energy systems
  • Hybrid energy systems
  • Energy recovery
  • Nuclear energy
  • Environmental impact
  • Energy and climate change
  • Environmental sustainability
  • Energy business
  • Role of LNG
  • Case studies

Benefits of Attending

USB Drive

Delegates will receive a USB drive at the conference containing the presented papers.

Publication

Papers presented at Energy Production and Management 2020 are to be published in a Volume of WIT Transactions on Ecology and the Environment (ISSN: 1743-3541). The publication will be available in both electronic and hard copy.

Indexing

The WIT Transactions are DOI registered with CrossRef and are currently listed in indexing services such as Scopus and Google Scholar, as well as being submitted to the Web of Science. All conference books are listed in the British Library and American Library of Congress.

Open Access and Digital Archive

All conference papers are archived permanently on our electronic library where they can be downloaded for free (www.witpress.com/elibrary).

Peer review

To ensure the quality of our publications, abstracts and papers are double peer-reviewed by members of the International Scientific Advisory Committee and other experts, with manuscripts processed through CrossRef Similarity Check to screen for plagiarism.

Reduced Fee for PhD Students

The Wessex Institute believes in the importance of encouraging PhD students to present and publish innovative research at its conferences. As a result, the Institute offers PhD students a much-reduced conference fee.

Networking

Participants can present their research and interact with experts from around the world, as part of a unique community.

Journal publication opportunity

After the conference, delegates will be invited to submit an enhanced version of the conference paper to the International Journal of Energy Production and Management (ISSN: 2056-3272; Digital ISSN: 2056-3280).

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Publication of Papers

Peer review

To ensure the quality of our publications, abstracts and papers are double peer-reviewed by members of the International Scientific Advisory Committee and other experts, with manuscripts processed through CrossRef Similarity Check to screen for plagiarism.

Publication

Papers presented at Energy Production and Management 2020 are to be published in a Volume of WIT Transactions on Ecology and the Environment (ISSN: 1743-3541). The publication will be available in both electronic and hard copy.

Indexing

The WIT Transactions are DOI registered with CrossRef and are currently listed in indexing services such as Scopus and Google Scholar, as well as being submitted to the Web of Science. All conference books are listed in the British Library and American Library of Congress.

Open Access and Digital Archive

All conference papers are archived permanently on our electronic library where they can be downloaded for free (www.witpress.com/elibrary).

Journal publication opportunity

After the conference, delegates will be invited to submit an enhanced version of the conference paper to the International Journal of Energy Production and Management (ISSN: 2056-3272; Digital ISSN: 2056-3280).

Location Information

TallinnTallinn is Estonia’s capital city, situated on the Baltic Sea, 50 miles South of Helsinki, across the Gulf of Finland. Its name, derived from the Estonian for ‘Danish Fort’, is a reminder that the Danes founded the city at the beginning of the thirteenth century. Tallinn has developed into an important political and business centre as well as one of Northern Europe’s most popular Tourist destinations. Thanks to its geographic location which intersects with major historic trade routes by sea and land, Estonia has developed a cosmopolitan culture with a mix of German, Russian, and Scandinavian influences. The walled, cobblestoned old town is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and home to Kiek in de Kök, a 15th-century defensive tower. Other sites include its Estonian History Museum which is dedicated to the country's 20th-century history and the Gothic, towering Town Hall which is among the Baltic regions oldest.

Currency

The Euro is the official currency used in Estonia. Changing money is easy at the many ATMs, banks, hotels and exchange offices that offer currency exchange services. Most credit cards eg. Visa, Mastercard/Eurocard, are accepted in most of the major hotels, restaurants and shops.

Things to do

There are various events and festivals that take place in Tallinn including the Baltika Folk Festival which is held in July and includes a full week of music, dance, exhibitions, and parades with the major theme being Baltic traditions. There are various restaurants, cafes, bars and pubs (typically open until at least midnight on weeknights) there are also various nightclubs that are typically busiest from 23:00 to 03:00. Most shops are open seven days a week.

Places to visit

Tallinn can be broken down into various sectors – all of which have features, which are worth visiting.

The Old Town – Lower Town
At the heart of Tallinn is the Old Town, which was once enclosed by the city’s medieval walls.
• Town Hall Square: For at least the last seven centuries, the square in front of the Town Hall has been the centre of life in Tallinn. It has also become the traditional centre of the Old Town Days festival, a modern version of a medieval carnival.
• Town Hall; only intact Gothic town hall in Northern Europe. In 2004 it celebrated its 600th birthday.

The Latin Quarter
• Dominican Monastery; the monastery dates back to 1246. It is one of Tallinn’s oldest buildings. It now houses a museum and is often hired out for special events including concerts.
• Masters’ Courtyard; this site is relatively hidden in a quiet, Old Town courtyard. It is dedicated to crafts and visitors can shop for handicrafts, Jewellery and view art exhibitions.
• St. Catherine’s Passage; connects two important streets where artists practice their crafts in the streets.

The Old Town – Upper Town
• Toompea Castle & Hermann’s Tower; this medieval Order Castle is one of Estonia’s oldest and grandest architectural ensembles.
• Cathedral of Saint Mary the Virgin (Dome Church); this is the main Lutheran church in Estonia.
• Danish King’s Garden; located next to Toompea hill – according to an old legend, this is where the Danes first received their national flag.
• Viewing Platforms; from the top of Toompea Hill, you can experience the best views of the city.

Beyond the Old Town
St. Brigitta’s Convent; wealthy Tallinn Merchants established Old Livonia’s largest convent, St.Bridget’s, Cloister in 1407. Today only the walls remain, however it is a popular place for sightseeing due to its greenery.

Museums
• Most museums are closed on Mondays, Tuesdays and bank holidays;
• Kadriog Palace – Art Museum
• Museum of Estonian Photography
• Estonian Open Air Museum
• Natural History Museum
• Museum of Occupations and Freedom
• Tallinn City Museum

Tourist information

https://www.visittallinn.ee/

Travel Information

Conference Venue Address:

Radisson Blu Hotel Olümpia
33 Liivalaia Street
Tallinn 10118
Estonia

Tel: +372 6315314


Reaching Tallinn by Air

Tallinn Lennart Meri Airport (TLL) Airport is located just 4km from Tallinn city centre. There are direct flights to Tallinn from various European destinations. Airlines operating flights into Tallinn (TLL) include Wizz Air, SAS, LOT Polish Airlines, Turkish Airlines, Transbaltika, Aegean, Ryanair, Norwegian, Luftansa, Finnair, Easyjet, and airBaltic.

You can fly directly to Tallinn from Amsterdam, Berlin, Brussels, Copenhagen, Dusseldorf, Edinburgh, Frankfurt, Helsinki, Istanbul, Kiev, London, Milan, Minsk, Moscow, Munich, Oslo, Paris, Riga, Stockholm, Vienna and Warsaw amongst other cities.

For further information, please visit https://www.tallinn-airport.ee/en/

From the Airport to the hotel:

Using a Taxi: The drive takes approximately 10-15 minutes depending on the traffic and the average cost is 10-15 EUR per single journey.

There is no need to book taxis ahead. Please note that the official taxi partners of Tallinn Airport are Tulika Takso, Tallink Takso, Airport Taxi and Tulika Premium, whose cars will be waiting for passengers right in front of the terminal doors. Although cash (Euros) is preferred, it may be possible to also pay by card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express).

Please kindly note that Tallinn has 2 Radisson brand hotels: Radisson Blu Hotel Olümpia and Radisson Blu Sky Hotel, so to avoid any confusion, please use the full hotel title ‘Radisson Blu Hotel Olümpia’ or the full correct address when telling the taxi driver your destination.

Using Public Transport: It is possible to take the no. 2 bus bound for the City Centre from outside the Airport and get off at the Tornimäe stop. The bus stop is located within a 10-minute walk from the hotel (see the map below). Bus tickets can be bought from the bus driver in cash (no change given) and the cost is 2€.

Map

tallinn map

Reaching Tallinn by Sea

The Tallinn-Helsinki sea-lane is one of the busiest international passenger routes in the world. There are ferries between Tallinn and Helsinki several times a day and travel time is approximately four hours. There are also ferries between Tallinn and Stockholm, which depart every evening and take approximately fifteen hours journey time. The following companies run services to Tallinn: www.tallink.com and www.eckeroline.ee, www.vikingline.com.

Reaching Tallinn by Road

International coach and bus lines (National Express, Lux Express Group, Ecolines) connect Tallinn to various European cities. Both international and domestic bus services arrive and depart from Tallinn’s Central Bus Station, located in the city centre. The bus station is only 1 km from the Radisson Blu Hotel Olümpia and travel time by taxi from the bus station is approximately 5 minutes.

Reaching Tallinn by Train

There are regular international train connections to Tallinn from Moscow, the Baltic states and the CIS countries. The Baltic railway station (“Balti jaam” in Estonian) is situated near the Old Town and harbour. For information please see the website http://www.gorail.ee/en/.


Getting around in Tallinn

Tallinn is a small and highly compact city, so the easiest way to get to most places, particularly in the Old Town and city centre, is on foot.

The public transport network operates from 6:00 to 23:00 (some lines until 24:00). A single-ride paper ticket can be bought from the driver for cash – exact change only – when you first board. The ticket costs €2 (€1 for ISIC Student and Scholar Card holders) and is valid only for that ride in that vehicle. Keep the ticket handy for the duration of the ride. The ticket system works on a random-inspection basis, so you can board via any door and don't have to show anything to the driver. You must, however, have a validated ticket or you risk a €40 fine.

It is possible to pay for a one-hour ticket, one day ticket and buy a multiple journey card. More information is available on the website:
https://www.visittallinn.ee/eng/visitor/plan/getting-around


Please note that all the information included above is correct as of 7th November 2019. All prices and travel details are subject to change.

Venue Information

Radisson Blu Hotel Olümpia The conference will take place at the Radisson Blu Hotel Olümpia.

Conveniently located in the city centre, the hotel sits near the busy harbour and is only 4 km from Lennart Meri Airport and a 12-minute walk from Tallinn's medieval Old Town. There are also bus and tram stations nearby for local sightseeing. The hotel has 390 rooms, all with free Wi-Fi and in-room coffee and tea facilities.

The address of the hotel is:

Radisson Blu Hotel Olümpia
33 Liivalaia Street
Tallinn 10118
Estonia

Tel: +372 6315314

Accommodation

Accommodation is available at the conference venue, Radisson Blu Hotel Olümpia. In order to book your accommodation, please complete their online booking form available in the link below no later than 16th May 2020. Bookings following this date will be subject to availability.

The hotel has blocked a number of rooms for our delegates. To book your accommodation at this hotel, please fill out their online booking form no later than 16th May 2020.
Click Here for the Booking Form

For further information on how to get to Tallinn and other tourism information, please visit the Travel and Location sections on this page.

Olumpia bedroom

Additional Information

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