Motivation & Pricing
Why is Energynautics organizing the Renewable Energy Grid Integration Week?
As a power systems consultant with a focus on matters relating to innovative grid design, modelling and power system integration of renewable energies, we have a substantial interest in the advancements of large-scale grid integration of renewable energies and hybrid power systems.
It is our goal to stimulate interdisciplinary thinking between industry and research by providing a platform for discussion and for sharing ideas and knowledge regarding the key issues in the field of large-scale grid integration of renewable energies.
We strive to keep the Workshop prices at an affordable level for all participants. See the price development in a five-year-span and in comparison to a nine-year-span in case of the Wind Integration Workshop here.
It should be noted that the 2022 Wind & Solar Workshop will be a hybrid three-day event instead of the previous purely on-site 2.5-day events, yet prices have remained essentially stable.
Profits of the Workshop
What do you do with the profits?
Entrepreneurial Risk and Workload
How do you calculate your prices?
Conference Prices take into account several factors:
Hybrid Event Format
Why do speakers have to pay a participation fee at all?
We strive to keep the Workshop prices at an affordable level for all participants. As a consequence, speakers also have to share the financial burden. If we granted free of charge participation to all speakers, we would have to double the prices for all other participants. This would make the Workshop less attractive to regular participants and very hard to finance as well.
We actually came up with the current pricing scheme in accordance with our long time participants’ wishes: they prefer to have speakers share in the financing with the current reduced speakers’ fee.
But there are other Conferences in the field of RE grid integration that offer better prices – how do you explain that?
Size: Calculations for a 3.000 people conference and exhibition differs immensely from what we can calculate in our Workshops’ dimension.
Content: Energynautics Workshops offer each speaker a 15-20 minute slot to present their projects and allot 20 minutes time for discussion at the end of each session. The “big” conferences usually reduce the speaker time to 10 minutes per speaker and do not plan for speaker and audience interaction.
Variety: We offer two to three parallel sessions in order to give our participants a wide variety of topics to choose from. Like that, everyone can pick their favorite sessions or presentations and thus create their optimum individual conference experience.