Submission deadline: 8 September – CLOSED!!
It’s that time of the year again! We’re all making plans for next year, and there’s one thing that should definitely be on your agenda: WindEurope’s Annual Event 2024, which will take place in Bilbao from 20-22 March. Eager to present your work, meet your peers and help advance the wind energy sector?
We are calling for abstracts on technologies, concepts, research, ideas, and solutions that will help boost Europe’s energy security and speed up the transition to a renewables-based, electrified energy system.
The deadline to submit an abstract is 8 September 2023.
What is the scope?
WindEurope Annual Event 2024 is your annual wind energy conference and exhibition, so we will of course cover all aspects of onshore and offshore turbine technology, operations, but we will also keep the focus on how wind can support and drive the electrification of the wider energy system. Of particular interest will be contributions on how we can accelerate the scale-up, automate both manufacturing and operations and also how we can better understand fatigue and faults in larger turbines, so we can prevent them.
What kind of contributions are we looking for?
We are looking for concrete examples of already–implemented operational solutions, experience, and feedback from the field, including real-world data, as well as innovative research, concepts and ideas that can bring the sector forward.
Submitted abstracts should be related to the technical themes of the conference – as listed below. Scientific contributions should focus on applied research with a higher TRL (5 or above). Commercial submissions will be rejected (1).
Additionally, WindEurope believes that women can break the glass-ceiling in the wind energy industry. We therefore would like to encourage as many women as possible to submit their work for presentation through our call for abstracts.
We’re keen to hear from a wide range of voices – if you are working on interesting wind-related projects and issues, in academia, the wind industry, or other sectors interacting with wind, this is your chance to share them with the wider wind community!
- Deadline for abstracts: 8 September 2023
- Review of abstracts: mid-September – mid-October 2023
- Notification of selection: early December 2023 at the latest
Click on the tabs below to see the different lists of topics
- Modelling the wind at different scales (global scale, mesoscale, microscale, model chain)
- Turbulence, wakes and blockage
- Measurements & testing (LiDAR, SoDAR, Radar, satellite, wind tunnel, wave tank, cup anemometer)
- Big data & machine learning / digitalisation
- Mapping and wind atlases
- Wind forecasting
- Extreme conditions
- Climate change
- Data sharing, data standards
- Blades: aerodynamics, aeroacoustics, aeroelasticity, materials
- Electrical components: performance and reliability
- Design for extreme conditions (cold climate, tropics, extreme weather events)
- Industrialisation, additive manufacturing and advanced manufacturing technologies
- Measurements and testing
- Digitalisation in design, testing and manufacturing, incl. automation & robotics
- Circularity by design
- Larger turbines: performance and reliability
Wind Farms: Installation & Operations
- Installation & logistics for larger turbines
- Port infrastructure
- Impacts of extreme weather events on operating assets
- Soil modelling, aero-hydrodynamics, fluid-structure interactions
- Digitalisation in O&M to optimise performance
- Digitalisation in O&M to optimise control and monitoring
- Digitalisation in O&M to optimise maintenance
- Digitalisation to optimise installation and logistics
- Skills & training
- Health and safety standards & culture
- End-of-life (lifetime extension, dismantling and decommissioning, repowering)
- Operational strategies
- Wind farms: safe operations
- Wind farm control (incl. Yaw, loads, induction)
- Data sharing & Data standards
Floating Offshore Wind
- Lessons from projects
- Installation and logistics
- Components (mooring cables, floaters, etc)
- Modelling (aero-hydrodynamics, fluid-structure interactions…)
- Data science, machine learning and AI
- Data standards and data sharing
- Open-source tools
- IoT instrumentation
Environmental Sustainability and Social Acceptance
- Circularity by design (incl. embedded footprint of materials)
- Rotor blades recycling
- Components recycling
- Environmental impacts
- Biodiversity impacts (birds, bats, wildlife, marine species)
- Noise impacts
- Community engagement
- Spatial planning (on- and offshore, all aspects)
Grid and System Integration
- New technologies
- Grid optimization and technology roll-out
- Cables (export cables, inter-array cables, cables for clustering, cables for floating wind)
- HVDC developments, including HVDC multi-vendor multi-terminal offshore grids
- Hybrids offshore wind farms, clusters and energy islands
- Grid technology and infrastructure for Floating OWFs
- Business models for offshore grid developments
- Market design for large-scale integration of renewables
- Grid codes
- Grid forming
- System / ancillary services
- Wind power forecasting
- Colocation of projects and virtual powaer plants (wind + other generation such as solar PV)
- Data exchanges between wind farm operators and TSOs/DSOs
- System resilience (extreme weather events and cybersecurity)
- Energy system modelling (multi-disciplinary modelling)
Renewable Hydrogen and Power-To-X
- Electrolyser technologies
- Coupling wind and hydrogen (incl. system design and system integration aspects of hydrogen)
- Hydrogen applications and e-fuels
- Regulatory issues
- Showcase of real projects
- Wind-to-Heating & Cooling
- Manufacturing processes
- Commercial and residential electrification
(1) Commercial content doesn’t fit the conference but if you do want to make a sales presentation, do contact our sponsorship team and we can find different options for you.