‘Wind Energy – The Facts’
Sunday 15 April 2012
Room 20, Bella Center, Copenhagen
EWEA again preceded its annual event with the highly successful introduction to wind energy that builds on its ‘Wind Energy – The Facts’ publication, widely considered to be the most reliable reference published to date.
The seminar is tailored to anyone new to wind as well as people working in a particular sub-sector or function who want to understand their industry as a whole. Armed with this global view of wind energy, participants will get even more out of the main conference and exhibition.
All presentations delivered during the seminar are available to registered participants and EWEA members. If you are a member and did not attend simply email [email protected] to request access to the presentations.
Session One: The basics: wind, wind turbines and connecting to the grid
Chair: Dorina Iuga, ‘Wind Energy – The Facts’ Project Manager, EWEA
|11:00 –11:20||Wind as a resource:
||Hans Ejsing Jørgensen, Head of Meteorology Programme, DTU Wind Energy, Denmark|
|11:20 – 11:30||Questions & answers|
|11:30 – 11:50||How wind turbines work:
||John King, Wind Turbine Loads Analyst, GL Garrad Hassan, UK|
|11:50 – 12:00||Questions & answers|
|12:00 –12:20||Integrating a high share of wind power in the European electricity system:
||Iván Pineda, Research officer – Electricity grids & Markets, EWEA|
|12:20 – 12:30||Questions & answers|
Session Two: Wind energy and the economy
Chair: Pierre Tardieu, Regulatory Affairs Advisor – Member States & Trade, EWEA
|14:00 – 14:20||The economics of wind energy:
||Athanasia Arapogianni, Senior Research Officer, EWEA|
|14:20 – 14:30||Questions & answers|
|14:30 – 14:50||Present and future macroeconomic impact of wind energy on:
||Jacopo Moccia, Head of Policy Analysis Unit, EWEA|
|14:50 – 15:00||Questions & answers|
Session Three: Local and global effects of wind development
Chair Stephane Bourgeois, Head of Regulatory Affairs, EWEA
|15:30 – 15:40||The context: wind development today and targets for renewable energy||Stephane Bourgeois, Head of Regulatory Affairs, EWEA|
|15:40 – 15:45||Questions & answers|
|15:45 – 16:05||Environmental impacts of wind energy:
||John Twidell, Director, AMSET Centre UK, and lecturer Oxford, Reading and City universities, UK|
|16:05 – 16:15||Questions & answers|
|16:15 – 16:35||The role of wind energy in tackling climate change:
||Rémi Gruet, Senior Regulatory Affairs Advisor – Climate Change and Environment, EWEA|
|16:35 – 16:45||Questions & answers|
|16:45 – 17:00||Discussion with participants and seminar conclusion|
The ‘Wind Energy – The Facts’ publication is widely considered to be the most important wind energy reference in the world. It presents a detailed overview of the wind energy sector, with the most up-to-date and in-depth information on the essential issues concerning wind power today.
‘Wind Energy – The Facts’ (hardback, 488 pages, ISBN: 978184407710) was published in March 2009 and can be ordered from the publisher, Routledge (formerly Earthscan).
The full contents of the book is downloadable free of charge in PDF format from www.wind-energy-the-facts.org
Wind Energy – The Facts is a European project financed by the Intelligent Energy – Europe programme of the Executive Agency for Competitiveness and Innovation. For more information see http://ec.europa.eu/energy/intelligent/