Wind Energy 5.0: beyond turbines?

High-level & plenaries

When: Tuesday, 2 April 2019, 17:15 - 18:30
Where: Auditorium 2

Session description

This session will focus on what the transition to a renewables-based European energy system means for turbine manufacturers.  
According to the International Energy Agency, wind will be number source of electricity by 2027. And by 2050 wind energy should account for more than 50% of the EU’s total power production in all of the European Commission’s decarbonisation scenarios.
Getting there will mean significant changes in the energy system, including the need to ramp up renewables-based electrification. This will require wind turbines and wind farms to increasingly contribute to system stability. And it will require OEMs to continue leveraging digital technologies, developing hybrid systems and harnessing storage.
As European countries define their wind markets for the next 10 years with their 2030 National Energy and Climate Plans, how can OEMs lead on a cost-effective and job-rich energy transition? How will they adjust their business models to address this challenge while dealing with cost pressures and rising international competition?

Session chair

Hazel Gulliver

Director of Policy and Regulation, Scottish Power Renewables

Panel discussion

Peter Wells

CEO Onshore Wind, Europe and SSA, GE Renewable Energy

Philippe Kavafyan

CEO, MHI Vestas Offshore Wind

Andreas Nauen

CEO Offshore Wind, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy

José Luis Blanco Diéguez

CEO, Nordex Group

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