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North Seas Energy Forum - plenary session

High-level session

When: Tuesday, 28 November 2017, 14:30 - 15:45
Where: G103

Session description

Last year 10 countries signed a declaration on cooperation in offshore wind in the North Seas, acknowledging the need for closer regional collaboration. We are delighted to hosting a meeting of the North Seas Energy Forum which was established to implement the declaration. It will take stock of progress on the 4 different streams of work: maritime spatial planning, offshore grids, support frameworks and finance, and technical standards. This high-level session will open the Forum, bringing together senior policymakers from North Seas countries and offshore wind industry leaders to discuss the way forward. This high-level session will open the Forum, bringing together senior policymakers from North Seas countries and offshore wind industry leaders to discuss he way forward.

Session chair

Ulrik Stridbaek
Chairman / Senior Director and Head of group regulatory affairs, WindEurope Offshore Working Group / ├śrsted

Keynote speaker

Sandor Gaastra
Director-General for Energy, Ministry of Economic Affairs

Panel discussion

Mel Kroon
CEO, TenneT

Christopher Jones
Deputy Director General for Energy, European Commission

Jan Hensmans
Head of Energy Policy Coordinaation and International relations , Federal Public Service of the Economy, Belgium

Janni Torp Kjaergaard
Deputy Director General , Ministry for Energy, Utilities and Climate

Michael Simmelsgaard
Head of Offshore Wind, Vattenfall

Dorine Bosman
Vice-President Offshore Wind, Shell


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