Offshore Wind Event Program

The 9th annual Offshore Wind Event – previously known as 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

10:00 - 11:00Update NL

This free to attend session is a pre-event to the Offshore Wind Event and gives an update on
developments in the Dutch offshore wind industry.

11:30 - 13:00Opening session: A new dawn for offshore wind
 The keynote speakers in the opening session are invited to set the scene for the conference.

Ruud de Bruijne, Project Manager offshore wind energy, Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO)
Bob Meijer, TKI Offshore Wind

13:00 - 14:00Lunch
14:00 - 15:30Thematic session 1: Energy security and offshore wind

This session looks at how the European energy system and reliability, optionality, storage of excess power,
etc. Questions that 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?

15:30 - 16:00Refreshments break
16:00 - 17:00Thematic session 2: Profibility and financeability of offshore wind

The LCOE of offshore wind have dropped dramatically in the last ten years. Earlier this year, the first subsidy
free tender 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

09:00 - 10:15Thematic session 3: 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
take place in Europe but there will also a considerable increase in capacity in North America and Asia. This session
takes a closer look at growth markets and newcomers and the business opportunities they bring.

10:15 - 10:45Refreshments break
10:45 - 11:45Thematic session 4: 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
11:45 - 12:45Closing 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.




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