The 9th annual Offshore Wind Conference brings together the entire offshore wind value chain to discuss current and future developments. In addition to key project updates, topics include future-proofing business models for subsidy-free offshore wind, redesigning electricity markets for abundant offshore wind and solutions for storage.
Monday 22 October 2018 (Amtrium 1, Entrance L)
|9:30 - 10:00||Registration Update NL|
|10:00 - 11:00||Update NL|
This free to attend session is a pre-event to the Offshore Wind Conference and gives an update on
Moderator: Hans Timmers, Chairman, Netherlands Wind Energy Association
|11:00 - 11:30|
|11:30 - 13:00||Opening session: A new dawn for offshore wind|
Moderator day 1: Femke Perlot-Hoogeveen, Conference Manager, Navingo
The keynote speakers in the opening session set the scene for the conference.
|13:00 - 14:00||Lunch|
|14:00 - 15:30||Energy security and offshore wind|
This session looks at how the European energy system and reliability, optionality, storage of excess power, etc. Questionsthat will be discussed are: how is the system adapting to accommodate renewable electricity and to maintain energy security? How can power markets absorb large amounts of cheap electricity? What energy storage solutions are conceivable and which are available?
Jan Rispens, Managing Director, Renewable Energy Hamburg
Ernst van Zuijlen, Project director, Offshore Service Facilities
|15:30 - 16:00||Refreshments break|
|16:00 - 17:00||Profitability and financeability of offshore wind|
The LCOE of offshore wind have dropped dramatically in the last ten years. Earlier this year, the first subsidy freetender was won. What does this mean for financing of new windfarms and for the profitability of existing and yet to be built offshore windfarms? What new business models do experts see emerging?
Tuesday 23 October 2018 (Amtrium 1, Entrance K)
|Moderator day 2: David Ottesen, Director Wind, Norwegian Energy Partners|
|09:00 - 10:00||New Markets for offshore wind|
The offshore wind industry is expected to grow to 120 GW total installed capacity by 2030. Much of this growth will
Liz Burdock, Executive Director, Business Network for Offshore Wind, USA
Edgare Kerkwijk, Board member, Asia Wind Energy Association, Singapore
Stefan Lettink, Director Wind, Royal IHC
|10:00 - 11:00||New technologies and new talents in offshore wind|
|The technologies developed for and deployed by the offshore wind industry are continuously improving. In 2017 |
the world's first floating offshore wind farm started generating power and more will follow. In order to keep
expanding and maturing, the industry requires a new workforce. This session looks at the latest technology
development in offshore wind and offers a platform for the ideas of the next generation of offshore wind
|11:00 - 11:15||Refreshments|
|11:15 - 12:00||Closing session: The broader view|
|This sessions zooms out to allow a view on the world surrounding the offshore wind industry. It will discuss broad |
trends such as electrification of our economies, the geopolitics of renewables and the position and scope of offshore
wind within the global offshore energy industry.