During 30 parallel sessions more than 120 experts share their knowledge about the latest developments in the wind industry. More than 60 exhibitors and 7 start ups present their products and services at a spectacular exhibition floor. As visitor you will be the first to hear about the new Climate Agreement negotiations, the tender policy onshore wind from the RVB, the newest technological developments and innovations for offshore wind and the changes in the cooperation with stakeholders and cooperatives.

Do you want to be part of the discussion about the challenges and opportunities of the wind industry?

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ICSR: International Corporate Social Resposibility in the wind industry 

International Corporate Social Responsibility meand that companies (want to) carry responsibility for societal probliems, for example air pollution, climate change and working conditions. The wind industry contributes to a better world every day: generating electricity in a clean, sustainable manner. But we can always do better.

Aldith Hunkar leads the session. Maria van der Heide (Action Aid) illustrates which resources the wind industry uses, what the consequences are and how we can handle this better. Reinardt Smit (Closing the Loop) shows us how companies can look at supply chains differently and how circularity can be applied. Just like some other industries, the wind industry is working on a convenant; a set of agreements and ambitions which we want to reach as industry with our stakeholders. Bastiaan Vader (NWEA) tells us which steps are being taken to make this happen.

The session takes place on the 13th of June from 11:00-12:30.

Entering into a zero-subsidy era for offshore wind?

European offshore wind has demonstrated to be one of the key pillars in the renewable energy transition. The recently witnessed cost reduction in offshore wind is unprecedented and is further emphasized by the zero subsidy tender bids in Germany and the Netherlands. However, financing offshore wind with no or little subsidies will become more challenging. Less dependence on subsidies also means that the utility offtake agreement or corporate PPA has become more relevant in this new environment.

Bart Oberink (innogy) focuses on utility as bearer of risks and the role of trading in the mitigation of merchant risk. Simon Braaksma (Philips) tells us what important reasons are for Philips to agree on a corporate PPA with a wind park, which elements are important in a corporate PPA and what solutions the developer offers regarding price security, floor and cap prices and the duration. Steven Evans (ING) describes the complexity of PF in a zero-tender bid and how this can still be made possible. Jan-Peter Elffers (AMSCAP) closes the presentation rounds with the recent developments of an offshore wind park and the dynamics of a contemporary business case.

Want to be part of this interesting discussion about how a zero-subsidy era would look like? Join us at this session on the 14th of June from 11:30-13:00.

Seize business opportunities during the conference dinner

Would you like to uplift your networking efforts? The exclusive conference dinner offers you the opportunity to get to know possible business partners in a calm setting and let ideas flourish. For 100 euros you can enjoy a delicious meal and cosy ambiance and use this exclusive network setup. The dinner has 100 couverts and takes place on the 13th of June in the WTC Rotterdam.

New speakers announced:

  • Pascal Weijers, WindUnie, lokale betrokkenheid en coöperaties
  • Barbara Luijters, gemeente Olst-Wijhe, welke rol neemt de gemeente?
  • Jakoba van der Mei, SMBC, windontwikkelingen: beleid vs. financierbaarheid
  • Martine van Gemert, innogy, regionale energie- en klimaatstrategieën
  • Johannes Peschel, Kitepower, long term wind energy agenda, alternative offshore energy & wind turbine technology
  • Boudewijn van Gelder, KCI, balance of plant & integration of wind turbine and support structures
  • Maurits Huisman, TNO, operations and maintenance
  • Ine Wijnant, KNMI, offshore wind resources
  • Jan-Peter Elffers, Amscap, market models and models for financing
  • Nathalie Strookman, Stichting Natuur en Milieu, offshore ecology and nature