Recycling and other sustainability challenges for the wind

Environmental impacts, social acceptance and spatial planning

When: Friday, 28 September 2018, 10:45 - 12:00
Where: Room: Brussels

Session description

The success of the wind industry relies on both the practical and strategic management of environmental impact and social acceptance. This session brings the latest practical examples and insights to how these challenges can be managed. Presenters will bring their best practices, on topics like local acceptance and logistics management at decommissioning, to the more strategic outlook on use of scarce or harmful materials.

Learning objectives

Session chair

Annika Balgård

Global Subject Matter Expert Environment QSE, Vestas Wind Systems A/S


A model of community integration

Alessandro Costa

Head of Sustainability, Falck Renewables

An optimisation model to develop efficient dismantling networks of wind turbines

Martin Westbomke

Project engineer, IPH - Institut für Integrierte Produktion Hannover GmbH

Managing composite blade waste in Europe – Latest updates from WindEurope’s Sustainability Task Force

Kristen Skelton

HSE Specialist, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy

Is the future development of wind energy compromised by the availability of raw materials?

Elena Gonzalez

Founder, ORSEIDE

Environmental impact of a new 66 kilo volt Clean-air Gas-insulated Switchgear for Wind Turbine On- and Offshore application

Cem Buetuener

Product Lifecycle Manager, Siemens AG

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