Call for abstracts - WindEurope Electric City 2021

Call for abstracts

Call for abstracts Electric City 2021

To counter climate change, we have embarked on a journey towards an electric future, powered by clean energy from wind and other renewables.

We are calling for abstracts on technologies, concepts, research, ideas and solutions that will help speed up this transition. The deadline to submit an abstract is 23 October 2020.

What is the scope?

We will cover onshore wind, offshore wind and the electrification of the wider energy system.

What kind of contributions are we looking for?

We are looking for concrete examples of alreadyimplemented operational solutions, experience and feedback from the field, including real-world data, as well as innovative research, concepts and ideas

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General Track
Science & Research Track*

*Selecting this track offers you the possibility to have your work published in the IOP Journal of Physics (pending scientific committee approval).

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Onshore wind: assessing the resource

  • Modelling
  • Wakes and blockage
  • Measurements
  • Big data

Onshore turbines: design innovations

  • Towers
  • Blades: making them more silent and resistant
  • Electrical components
  • Operation in extreme conditions (cold climate, tropics)

Onshore turbines: reducing costs

Onshore turbines: boosting performance

  • Measurements and testing
  • Control and monitoring

Onshore turbines: circular approaches

  • Rotor blades recycling

Onshore wind farms: easing permitting

  • Community engagement
  • Regulatory approaches

Onshore wind farms: environmental impacts

  • Biodiversity
  • Noise

Onshore wind farms: siting

Onshore wind farms: optimising operations

  • Installation & logistics for larger turbines
  • Wind farm control & monitoring
  • Big Data, artificial intelligence and machine learning
  • Maintenance

Onshore wind farms: end of life

  • Extending lifetime
  • Decommissioning
  • Repowering

Onshore wind farms: safe operations

  • Skills & training
  • Health and safety standards & culture

Offshore wind: assessing the resource

  • Modelling
  • Wakes and blockage
  • Measurements

Offshore turbines: design innovations

  • Turbines and components
  • Fixed-bottom foundations
  • Floating foundations
  • Blades: improving aerodynamics and limiting erosion
  • Operation in extreme conditions (cold climate, tropics)

Offshore turbines: reducing costs

Offshore turbines: boosting performance

  • Measurement and testing
  • Control and monitoring

Offshore turbines: circular approaches

  • Components recycling

Offshore wind farms: easing permitting

  • Happy coexistence with civil and military aviation and ships
  • Happy coexistence with fisheries
  • Preserving marine biodiversity
  • Maritime spatial planning

Offshore wind farms: siting

Offshore wind farms: installation

  • Port infrastructure
  • Vessels
  • Cables
  • Floating wind turbines

Offshore wind farms: optimising operations

  • Control and monitoring
  • Big Data, artificial intelligence and machine learning
  • Maintenance

Offshore wind farms: safe operations

  • Skills & training
  • Health and safety standards & culture

Offshore wind farms: dismantling and decommissioning

Floating offshore wind

  • Lessons from projects

Onshore grid

  • New technologies
  • Financing grid optimisation and technology roll-out
  • Data exchanges with TSOs/DSOs
  • Cybersecurity

Offshore grid

  • Cables (export cables, inter-array cables, cables for clustering, cables for floating wind)
  • HVDC developments
  • Hybrids and clusters
  • Infrastructure for Floating offshore wind farms
  • Financing the offshore grid: business models
  • Cybersecurity

Market integration

  • Boosting the value of wind
  • Market designs for large-scale integration of renewables
  • Grid codes
  • System services

Flexibility solutions & technologies

  • Improving wind power forecasting
  • Hybrid and virtual power plants (wind + other generation such as solar PV)
  • Storage solutions
  • Ancillary services

Renewable hydrogen

  • Electrolyser technologies
  • Coupling wind and hydrogen
  • Hydrogen fuels
  • Infrastructure
  • Regulatory issues
  • Showcasing real projects

Wind to-X: renewable electrification solutions for industrial applications

  • Wind + E-charging
  • Heating
  • Manufacturing processes
  • Commercial and residential electrification