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The Future of Wind R&D

Advancements in offshore and onshore whilst increasing operational efficiency and reducing costs

13-14 November 2014
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Why You Should Attend

The Future of Wind R&D

This conference looks at how R&Ds can achieve this from multiple angles. Of course, innovations are important for reducing costs in the future. They are part of the long term wind energy plan to reduce costs. Moving wind farms further offshore on floating platforms is being worked on by the biggest organisations and has potential for huge growth. Other areas on the cusp of development are vertical axis wind turbines and utilising areas of low and medium wind.

Wind R&D is a booming industry. Horizon 2020 estimates that by 2050 renewables will account for 55%-75% of European energy production and 97% of all electricity production. Within this wind energy will be the leading technology accounting for 49% of European electricity demand by 2050. There are increasing investment opportunities within wind R&D and a need for innovation in all areas. The main objective of R&D at the moment is reducing the cost of manufacturing, construction and maintenance of the turbines.

Key Topics

  • Gamesa share their expertise on short and medium term cost reductions for wind R&D
  • Carbon Trust discuss their experience of effectively bringing products to market
  • Vattenfall examine their approaches to increasing turbine efficiency through the use of data and analytics
  • Iberdrola take an in-depth look at their most radical innovations in floating offshore platforms
  • Previous Attendees Include

    Crown Estate, EON, RTE, Statnett, Statoil, RWE, Siemens,
    Element Power, ECN, Endesa, Alpiq, Svevind AB, Iberdrola, GDP
    Suez, Norwea, SSE, Gamesa, Enel Green Power, GE, Eneco,
    Belwind, EDP Renovaveis, Scottish Power, Edison, Dong Energy
    ... and many more.

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    Event Partners

    Practical Insights From

    Matthijs Soede
    DG Research and Innovation
    European Commission

    Jörgen Bodin
    Head of R&D Innovation
    E.on Climate and Renewables

    Jens Madsen
    Head of Wind Power R&D

    Aidan Marchand
    Offshore Wind R&D
    RWE Innogy

    Jan Matthiesen
    Associate Director, Offshore Wind
    Carbon Trust

    Phillipe Alexandre
    Director of Research and Research and Innovative Measurement Systems
    La Compagnie du Vent: GDF Suez

    Ignacio Cruz
    Head of Wind Energy Unit

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