AQE SHOW 2018 - STA Conference Programme

With the Medium Combustion Plant Directive (MCPD) coming into force at the end of 2018 which is regulated by the Environment Agency, the conference at AQE show will go into details on the new directive.

What is the MCPD?

Directive (EU) 2015/2193 of the European Parliament and the Council of 25 November 2015 on the limitation of emissions of certain pollutants into the air from medium combustion plants (Medium Combustion Plant (MCP) Directive) regulates pollutant emissions from the combustion of fuels in plants with a rated thermal input equal to or greater than 1 megawatt (MWth) and less than 50 MWth.

Who will it Affect?

Medium combustion plants are used for a wide variety of applications (electricity generation, domestic/residential heating and cooling, providing heat/steam for industrial processes, etc.) and are an important source of emissions of sulphur dioxide (SO2), nitrogen oxides (NOx) and dust. The estimated number of MCPs in the EU is around 143 000.

When will it come into force?

The emission limit values set in the MCP Directive will have been applied from 20 December 2018 for new plants and by 2025 or 2030 for existing plants, depending on their size. The flexibility provisions for district heating plants and biomass firing will ensure that climate and air quality policies are consistent and their synergies are maximised.

What will the conference cover

There will be presentations by the Environment Agency covering how the MCPD will be regulated, an overview from the power industry as well as the energy from waste industry, also from the view point of boiler/burner and service supplier, and will cover how the MCPD will directly effect each sector, with a round up from our partner the combustion engineers association.

STA Conference - Day 1 (21st November 2018)
Time Topic Speaker Company Bio
10:00 - 10:30 Introduction and an Overview of MCPD. Andy Curtis
David Graham
Source Testing Association

10:30 - 11:00 Implementation of the Medium Combustion Plant Directive and Specified Generator regulations, the monitoring requirements and how they will be regulated John Henderson Environment Agency  
Coffee Break & Networking (11:00 - 11:45)
11:45 - 12:15 MCPD: A Power Industry perspective David Graham Uniper
12:15 - 12:45 MCPD: And the already regulated sector Stewart Davies Viridor
Lunch and Networking (12:45 - 14:00)
14:00 - 14:30 MCPD: How it will Impact new and existing installation from the view point of a service provider Phil Kemp Saacke combustion service
15:00 - 15:30 MCPD: Round up and the view point of Combustion Engineers Association Paul Whitehead Combustion Engineers Association