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Delegates are invited to meet and discuss with the poster presenters during the poster presentation sessions between 10:30-11:30 and 16:00-17:00 on Thursday, 19 November 2015.

Lead Session Chair:
Stephan Barth, ForWind - Center for Wind Energy Research, Germany
Frank Coenen INCONTROL SA, Luxembourg
FRANK COENEN (1) F Benita DREESEN (1) Benita DREESEN (1)
(1) INCONTROL SA, Munsback, Luxembourg

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Presenter's biography

Biographies are supplied directly by presenters at EWEA 2015 and are published here unedited

Chairman & Owner InControl S.A.
Managing Director & Owner at Northwester 2 Offshore Energy
Executive Director & Owner of Dimnick Strategic Management Advice

Frank Coenen has master degrees in Law and bachelor degrees in Management. He was corporate banker for KB (Kredietbank) from 1987-2003. He acquired IPP, a chemical company developing and producing specialised paints and managed it as CEO for 5 years. He created Dimnick and fulfilled special assignments at Seghers Better Technology (Legal Entrepreneur), CFO of Sibeco Group and Strategy Director for Biffa Waste Services (Severn Trend). During these assignments, he was introduced in the Renewable Energy Industry and invested in Biorganotec (Bio Organic Technologies). He created Belwind offshore energy and project development company Evelop Belgium for investors as the Dutch Econcern group.

Together with offshore specialist marine engineer Preben Poulsen (who build 9 offshore wind power plants), he managed the engineering, financing and construction of the Belwind Phase 1 windfarm (165 MW – 50 km offshore) for a new set of equity providers. Together, they created InControl S.A., and engineered, financed and constructed successfully the Northwind offshore wind power plant for the same team of investors.

InControl S.A. managed the operational offshore wind power plant Belwind (Phase 1 - 165 MW, 55 turbines), and is now developing the Belwind’s 2nd phase (165 MW). InControl managed the development, financing and construction of Northwind (216 MW, 72 turbines). It defends the interests of investors as Colruyt Group, Sumitomo Corporation, Parkwind, Meewind, Aspiravi, Rabo bank, Korys and SHV. Recently, InControl S.A. created and invested in Northwester 2 NV, owing a 224 MW concession off the Belgian coast.
InControl SA has an important contract with Parkwind NV, and manages part of its offshore investments.
The InControl SA team recently closed the acquisition of 5 wind projects in France (on-land), with a potential of 155 MW.
InControl S.A. is now developing, engineering, financing, constructing, operating and investing worldwide in off- and onshore windfarms & power assets.


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Impact of wind energy on global climate change


Chair: Environmental impacts & social acceptance
Speaking topic: "Impact of wind energy on global climate change "

Presenter: Frank Coenen, Owner & Chairman InControl; Managing Director & Owner at Northwester 2 Offshore Energy, former CEO of Belwind, and Northwind.

Introduction: European Union Climate Change Strategies (ECCP): short definition
The European Union has long been committed to international efforts to tackle climate change and felt the duty to set an example through robust policy-making at home. At European level a comprehensive package of policy measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions has been initiated through the European Climate Change Programme (ECCP). Each of the EU Member States has also put in place its own domestic actions that build on the ECCP measures or complement them.


Climate Change → EU Energy Union → Renewable Strategies
Renewable Energies: what are they and how do they fit in?

Main body of abstract

Current renewable market situation : different approach for different markets.

In USA: (offshore) wind energy is relatively new market (several waves); clear strategy towards renewable and offshore, away from nuclear; impact Oil & gas lobby; not in my backyard syndrome; logistical problems; large focus on consumer-price of energies.

In Asia: China "One Belt One Road Strategy"; biggest investor worldwide in renewable (2014). India: huge need for electricity production capacity but minor offshore wind-strategy.

In Europe: The main general drivers in Europe and the country-specific drivers for: Denmark (pricing, room for the industry); United Kingdom (most ambitious offshore wind program worldwide, need for electricity production capacity); France (nuclear, market protection mechanism); Germany (capacity problem, wind-cannibalism) , The Netherlands (buy inn from society); Belgium & others

Capacity: Belgium lacks electricity production capacity & needs to replace its old power production plants; no by-inn for nuclear; too much emissions of dust, C02 and other particles; Belgium is too crowded and has no room for production on land; too dependent on supply of energy sources from unstable countries


Future climate energy policy will be based on 'AND-AND' approach (International Energy Agency-IEA)

Wind energy will continue to drive the clean energy market
- innovation will increase efficiency and performance
- prices to become competitive
- wind power stations will gain power and be perceived as mature power stations

Learning objectives
Where is climate change heading on international level? Headlines of COP21 negotiations end of November

How does wind energy fit into this CC picture?

How do US-China-EU respond & future evolutions to be expected