Pre-conference seminar

Wind Energy - The Facts

Organised by French Wind Energy Association (FEE) and the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA), the event brought together a broad range of stakeholders from the wind energy sector, public administration and the media.


Pre-conference seminar programme

09:00 - 10:00 Registration and welcome coffee

10:00 - 11:00

  • Wind resource estimation: Andrew Tindal, Garrad Hassan & Partners, United Kingdom

11:00 - 11:30 Coffee break

11:30 - 12:20

  • Wind turbine technology (including offshore): Peter Jamieson, Garrad Hassan & Partners, United Kingdom
  • Industry and Markets/Scenarios: Bruce Douglas, COO, European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) and Nicolas Wolff, French Wind Energy Association (FEE) Board Member

12:20 - 13:30 Lunch

13:30 - 14:45

  • Grid Integration: Frans Van Hulle, External Technical Consultant, XPwind, Belgium

14:30 - 14:45 Coffee break

14:45 - 16:00

  • Support schemes for renewables in EU: Benjamin Pfluger, Fraunhofer Gesellschaft, Germany
  • Direct employment in the wind energy sector - an EU study: Isabel Blanco, Gamesa Energia, Spain
  • Environment: John Twidell, AMSET Centre, United Kingdom

16:00 Final remarks/Reception

All presentations will be followed by a short Q&A.

The seminar will be translated into French.

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