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WINDSPEED project - final dissemination workshop

A 2030 roadmap to offshore wind deployment in the Central and Southern North Sea

Tuesday, 15 March
14:00 - 18:00
Room 1122, Brussels Expo

Event overview

The WINDSPEED project, funded under the Intelligent Energy Europe programme, has developed a roadmap for the deployment of offshore wind energy in the Central and Southern North Sea in the medium term (2020 to 2030).

This final dissemination workshop presented the final roadmap, including development pathways for offshore wind energy in the North Sea basin for a number of different development perspectives, i.e. interactions between offshore wind and other sea use functions, constraints on costs and cross-border synergies, and policy recommendations in support of these futures.

This workshop was targeted towards European and national policy makers promoting renewable energy, and offshore wind in particular, as well as policy makers from various other disciplines such as spatial planning, grid infrastructure, sea traffic, environment and fisheries. Other target groups included transmission system operators, energy utilities, and wind farm developers.

For more information about this event, please contact Karina Veum: veum(at)ecn.nl


Programme (download pdf: 258kb)

13:30 - 14:00


14:00 - 14:10

Welcome by WINDSPEED coordinator
Karina Veum, ECN


14:10 - 14:25

North Sea and its users - key policy issues
Haitze Siemers, Head of Unit, Maritime Policy Baltic and North Sea, DG Maritime Affairs, European Commission

14:25 - 14:40

Decision Support tool and data requirements
Christoph Schillings, German Aerospace Centre

14:40 - 15:00

Making space for offshore wind power
Lachlan Cameron, ECN

15:00 - 15:20

Offshore wind power and grid implications
Daniel Huertas Hernando, SINTEF

15:20 - 15:30

Questions & answers

15:30 - 16:00

Coffee break


16:00 - 16:30

North Sea Offshore Wind Roadmap to 2030
Karina Veum, ECN

16:30 - 17:45

Panel discussion: Paving the way for offshore wind power
Moderator: Chris Westra, ECN/[email protected]
Jan Hensmans, Senior Policy Advisor, Belgian Federal Ministry of Economy, General Directorate Energy
David Clubb, Renewable Energy Project Manager, European Environmental Agency
Wim van Urk, Ministry of Infrastructure & Environment, DG Water (Netherlands)
Andreas Wagner, Managing Director, Stiftung Offshore Windenergie
Justin Wilkes, Policy Director, EWEA

17:45 - 18:00

Closing remarks
Colin Morgan, GL Garrad Hassan



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