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Day One

9:00 - 9:15 (15 mins)

Industry Outlook: What’s next for European Wind Operations?

  • Review European wind market movements to highlight key opportunities and trends
  • Understand how strategies for servicing wind assets are changing as the sector continues to grow
  • Assess where operations spend is shifting for both onshore and offshore European wind fleets
  • Analyse new market entrants, power purchase trends and wind asset project ownership changes
9:15 - 10:00 (45 mins)

Sharpening Operations Models - Innovation and Collaboration

  • Assess the potential and rewards for the standardisation of O&M processes for growing fleets
  • Understand how digitalisation can drive more predictive maintenance and knowledge sharing between industry stakeholder
  • Discuss the challenges and barriers facing O&M executives and professionals today

Northland Power Europe Florian Wuertz Managing Director Northland Power Europe

Vattenfall Anna Jasper-Martens Director of Business Excellence & Asset Management Vattenfall

Acciona Miguel Ezpeleta Global Wind Operations Director Acciona

10:00 - 10:15 (15 mins)

Reuters Events Interview Series: Digital Transformation for Wind Operations - Review and Reflect

  • Where are we now on the digitalisation journey as an industry? How have digital advancements disrupted aspects at all stages in asset life? What are the drivers and to what extent will digital transformation continue to change European wind asset operations?

Uniper Speaker TBC Uniper

10:15 - 11:00 (45 mins)

Building, developing and accelerating data strategy and analytical capabilities

  • Build a strong data-driven strategy to optimise maintenance activities, minimise downtime and maintain operational fleets with confidence
  • Navigate the business case across data integration, maturity, security and engagement to drive cost improvement
  • Discover which digital capabilities are considered key levers for unlocking optimisation across the portfolio and leading new operating models

Uniper Gloria Kakimpa Kalyesubula Technical Lead Uniper

NTR Joe Dalton Director Asset Management NTR

RES Representative TBC RES

Sereema Mus Rezzoug
Managing DirectorSereema

11:00 - 11:15 (15 mins)

Reuters Events Interview Series: Driving Financial Benefits with Circular Economy Principles

  • The spotlight is on corporates and heavy industry to take steps now in implementing strategies to transition to a low carbon economy, but how can we as a wind industry lead decarbonisation efforts from the front? What financial benefits can arise with circular economy principles for the wind sector?

VDMA Matthias Zelinger Managing Director VDMA

VDMA Haras Najib Technology & Innovation Working Group VDMA

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy John Paul Larrañeta, 

Regional CEO - South Europe & Africa

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy

11:15 - 12:00 (45 mins)

Circular Economy for the European Wind Industry

  • Discuss strategies for accelerating the wind power industry’s transition to a circular economy
  • Unpack how the wind industry can lead from the front by laying the foundations of a circular economy supply chain for the sector
  • Close the remaining gap towards the first 100% recyclable wind turbine blade with industry collaboration

Energy Cluster Denmark Glenda Napier CEO Energy Cluster Denmark

LM Wind Power John Korsgaard Senior Director Engineering Excellence LM Wind Power

Ørsted Virginia Dundas Head of Supply Chain Decarbonisation Programme Ørsted

12:00 - 12:15 (15 mins)

Interconnecting Hydrogen Projects with Existing Wind Assets

  • Assess the realties for wind-to-hydrogen system operation to enable efficiency improvements, cost evaluations or reductions
  • Offshore only? Explore considerations for integrating European onshore wind assets
  • Understand operational challenges with existing energy storage integration and how this might reflect in future wind-to-hydrogen systems
12:15 - 12:30 (15 mins)

Reuters Events Interview Series: Hybrid Project Realities: Wind + X

  • How can hybridisation of existing wind assets and new hybrid asset builds unleash project value and success? Does co-location help to achieve the absolute maximum potential out of every clean energy asset?

Akuo Energy Nicolas Dietenbeck Asset Management France Akuo Energy


Group and 1-1 Networking

1. Participate in 1-1 peer networking

2. Engage in group networking chat rooms:

  • Navigating policy, regulation and permitting
  • Sharpening operating models
  • Improving maintenance strategies and monitoring
  • Achieving successful asset acquisition and sales
  • Protecting and optimising key components - blades and gearboxes

Day Two

9:00 - 9:45 (45 mins)

Through-life Management: Informed Decision-Making for Repowering and Life Time Extension

  • Assess key metrics through the full life cycle of European wind assets to aid decision-making for repowering and lifetime extension
  • Navigate options for repowering and understand how to plan effectively for this process with insights from the full wind value chain

ENGIE Jan De Groof Head Asset Management and Procurement ENGIE

9:45 - 10:00 (15 mins)

Navigating Permitting, Policy and Regulation for Repowering

  • With tighter environmental controls, understand the latest regulations and technical requirements for European wind repowering
  • Where are we on the journey to facilitating the repowering of existing renewable energy plants by ensuring a simplified and swift permit-granting process?

Enercon Jürgen Berlin Head of Planning Enercon

10:00 - 10:15 (15 mins)

Advanced Condition and Performance Analytics for Wind Assets

  • Develop an advanced monitoring and performance strategy to optimise and future-proof wind asset operations
  • Evaluate the latest innovations and successes to drive turbine optimisation and sharpen maintenance routines
  • Examine a holistic approach to monitoring, and why is it important in condition and performance analytics?
10:15 - 11:00 (45 mins)

Navigating Europe's Diverse Wind PPA Market in 2021

  • Analyse sector trends for securing the most agreements across the continent, why are specific sectors leading over others?
  • Assess country specific trends - what is driving a PPA revolution in Spain and what role do wind assets play in this?
  • With over 10GW of renewables under PPA in Europe how can wind asset owners unlock more value in corporate sourcing

European Energy Jonas Lau Forsberg Nihøj Director PPA and Energy Trading European Energy

11:00 - 11:15 (15 mins)

Integrating New Wind Assets into an Existing Fleet Successfully

11:15 - 12:00 (45 mins)

Succeeding in The Evolving Project Acquisition Landscape  

  • Take advantage of recent market growth, M&A activity and changing regulatory frameworks to drive up revenues
  • Debate how growing appetite for wind with energy transition buzz will drive a new wave of corporate mergers and acquisition
  • With project risk reducing across European wind, are investors changing and if so, how will this affect the sector?
12:00 - 12:15 (15 mins)

Optimising Blade Maintenance Strategies in-line with Development and Digitilisation Trends

  • Navigating leading edge erosion and blade monitoring to get the most out of European wind turbines
  • Mitigate common blade damages with predictive blade operations and monitoring strategy
12:15 - 12:30 (15 mins)

Contracts that Create Partners

  • Unlock more value in the service and supply chain through flexible and innovative approaches to contracting

Group and 1-1 Networking

1. Participate in 1-1 peer networking

2. Engage in group networking chat rooms:

  • Navigating policy, regulation and permitting
  • Sharpening operating models
  • Improving maintenance strategies and monitoring
  • Achieving successful asset acquisition and sales
  • Protecting and optimising key components - blades and gearboxes

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  • uniper

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  • sereema


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  • VDMA