Day one, 18 November | EoLIS 2020
End-of-Life Issues & Strategies Seminar 2020
18-20 November 2020 • Online

Day one, 18 November

Opening session – Welcome messages


Giles Dickson

CEO, WindEurope

John Paul Larrañeta

Regional Head of Services Southern Europe and Africa, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy

Paula Abreu Marques

Head of Unit for “Renewables and CCS policy”
European Commission, DG Energy

Plenary: Unlocking repowering in Europe

Between 2019 and 2023, 22 GW of installed wind capacity will reach 20 years of operation, coming close to these assets’ estimated end-of-life. As things currently stand, only 2.2 GW of these are likely to be repowered, providing a new capacity of 4.3 GW. Technically, many more sites could be repowered but difficulties in getting permits are putting Europe’s wind capacity at risk. This session will identify the bottlenecks and some of the available solutions. We will cover the legal framework, project acceptance initiatives, technical solutions and synergies with other technologies to solve permitting issues.

Christian Essiger

Head of Service Global Sales and Marketing, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy

Daniel Fraile

Head of Market Intelligence, WindEurope

Lena Fritsche

Senior Communications Manager, ABO Wind

Uli Schulze Südhoff

Growth Leader Europe, Onshore Wind, GE Renewable Energy

Repowering in EU countries, what are the frameworks in place?

This session will take you through current national frameworks for repowering in key European markets.

Pedro Amaral Jorge


Alessio Cipullo

Head of European Affairs, Studies and HSE, Elettricità Futura

Christophe Soulier

Repowering Manager, RES

Elena Velázquez

Project Engineer, AEE

Mirko Moser-Abt

Policy & European Affairs Advisor, BWE

Karen Anne Hutton

Head of Repowering and Lifetime Extension, RES

Plenary: Community benefits of repowering

This session will highlight how repowering projects benefit communities, building on the relationships fostered during the development and operation of wind farms.

Henk Kouwenhoven

Senior Development Manager, Vattenfall

Elodie Perret

Head of Public Affairs, EDF Renouvelables France

Myriam Sophie Castanié

Strategy Manager,

Dr Rebecca Windemer

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Cardiff University