Thought Leaders Forum

MHI Vestas

WindEurope 2019 welcomes a new exciting feature:
the Thought Leaders Forum.

Where: Hall 1
Tue 2 April, 11:00-17:00
Wed 3 April, 9:30-16:30
Thu 4 April, 9:45-15:45
Every 30 mins

Brought to you by MHI Vestas and located in the exhibition area, it will create a bridge to the conference and offer exhibition visitors the possibility to listen to industry leaders, startups and policymakers about the future of technology, markets and the great transformations at work through the energy transition.

Over the three days of the event, through a series of short talks, discussions, interviews and panels, we will cover the challenges of the energy transition, the role of offshore wind in accelerating the decarbonisation of Europe’s economies, innovative advances in wind-based electrification, turbine and offshore technology, resource assessment, system integration and sustainability, as well as finance and global markets.

11:00 Introduction Stewart Mullin, Director of Public Affairs, Communications and Marketing, MHI Vestas Offshore Wind
11:05 Offshore wind as an enabler of delivering the energy transition for all Europeans Philippe Kavafyan CEO, MHI Vestas Offshore Wind
11:30 Facilitating the integration of offshore wind: storage solutions

Connecting floating wind to storage: the BATWIND project
Sebastian Bringsværd, Head of Hywind Development in New Energy Solutions, Equinor

Increasing the Value of Offshore Wind by Integrating On-board Energy Storage
Dr Daniel Buhagiar, Senior Research Engineer, FLASC / University of Malta
See presentation

12:00 Smart turbines in a connected environment Enabling large-scale low CoE offshore wind grid integration
Tusitha Abeyasekera, MHI Vestas
12:30 Taking offshore wind to the next level Interview with:
Christina Aabo, Director R&D Wind Power, Ørsted
conducted by David Weston, News Editor, Windpower Monthly
See presentation
13:00 Wind goes digital Working together on the digital transformation of wind
Vasiliki Klonari, Senior system integration & digitalisation analyst, WindEurope
See presentation
13:30 Hydrogen: a natural companion for offshore wind?
Denis Thomas, EU regulatory affairs & business development manager renewable hydrogen, Hydrogenics
See presentation
14:00 Electrification of industrial processes: what role for offshore wind? Decarbonising offshore oil and gas operations with floating offshore wind
Sebastian Bringsværd, Head of Hywind Development in New Energy Solutions, Equinor
14:30 Offshore wind powering future mobility Electrification of transport: new demand for wind and renewables
Jochen Kreusel, Market Innovation Manager, Power Grids Division, ABB
See presentation
15:00 Keeping your offshore wind farms secure Cyber Security – Key Tests
Steve Ross, Data and Digital – Business Lead, ORE Catapult
See presentation
15:30 Automating offshore wind farm inspections Using autonomous drones to inspect turbines
André Moura, Founder and CEO, ProDrone
16:00 Using Artificial Intelligence to improve operations An AI approach to control and monitor wind farm assets using satellite images
Enrique Iriarte, Acciona Energia
Eduardo Cuesta, Data Scientist, Pervasive Technologies
See presentation
16:30 Using Advanced Analytics to improve Asset Management From Data to Action: Advanced Analytics Applied to Asset Management
Dave Roberts, Power Factor

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