The Diputació de València will start in Catarroja on February 7 for the IV edition of the Regional Conferences ‘Energy and Climate Change’, which will also travel to Montitxelvo, Benaguasil, Foios, and Valencia in collaboration with the Association of Electrical Installations and Telecommunications Companies and Renewable Energy in Valencia (Aselec).
The deputy for the Environment, Avelino Mascarell, led the presentation event, which was also attended by the president of Aselec, Rafael Castillo, and the head of the Environment Service of the Provincial Council of Valencia, Ramón Bellido.
Avelino Mascarell indicated that “these conferences are aimed mainly at municipal technicians and public officials” and emphasized “the importance of bringing the latest sustainable technology to the municipal energy market, as well as legislative progress, scientific conclusions, and trends at the world level.”.
In this sense, the Deputy of the Environment explains that “for this edition, we have chosen to prefer to deal with applications that are present and may mark the future of the market, such as aerothermal and shallow geothermal energy or the installation of microturbines in water networks to generate energy.”
For his part, the president of Aselec, Rafael Castillo, appreciated the “alliance between the association and the Sangguniang Panlalawigan of Valencia, because the two entities have a common presence in the entire territory of the province. This capillarity is the best guarantee that everything discussed at the conference reaches the citizens through fully trained professionals who can install new energy that is more respectful of the environment.”.
Catarroja (February 7) and Foios (February 28)
The fourth edition of these regional conferences, ‘Energy and Climate Change’, will have the participation of Borja Badenes, a doctor of environmental engineering and researcher at UPV, to convey to the attendees the keys to aerothermal energy and shallow geothermal energy.
Aerothermal energy is a technology that uses a heat pump to extract energy from the air, thus allowing you to condition the air inside a house and provide hot water, while geothermal energy produces heat and electricity from high temperatures that accumulate in the Earth’s inner layers.
The training sessions will also discuss, through Alejandro Belinchón, engineer of the Energy Technology Institute, the possibilities of microturbination in water networks. This technology exploits water pressure to power a small electric generator and produce electricity, and its advantage over photovoltaic or wind energy is that it can generate energy 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
These days start on February 7 in Catarroja and also move to Montitxelvo (February 14), Benaguasil (February 21), and Foios (February 28) to end at MuVIM in Valencia on March 8, with a round table of competence in municipal and photovoltaic plants.