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WindEurope Summit 2016

Giles Hundleby will be speaking in supply chain opportunities at WindEurope Summit 2016. His presentation is entitled “Supply chain just as important as engineering in the journey to subsidy free”. Offshore wind is now a significant part of European electricity generation. Its success is thanks to significant subsidy. To maintain the current installation rate, the industry must clearly demonstrate it can achieve a levelised cost of energy (LCOE) that is, in effect, ‘subsidy free’.  In the UK, the recent budget provided indications of the scale of cost reduction for projects reaching final investment decision (FID) by 2023. The Offshore Wind Cost Reduction Monitoring Framework has provided evidence that progress is being made, but there is no collectively industry-owned position regarding LCOE beyond 2023.  It is clear that an extended role for offshore wind in the Europe’s electricity generation is dependent on communicating clearly its journey to becoming competitive with all forms of new generation. As dialogue with governments about the route to ‘subsidy free’ offshore wind intensifies, the industry must identify a clear, consistent and compelling path to achieve subsidy-free.

The world’s largest wind energy event is coming to Hamburg this September WindEurope (previously EWEA) is teaming up with WindEnergy Hamburg to bring you the world’s largest wind energy conference & expo this September: WindEurope Summit 2016.

The WindEurope Summit 2016 will host over 40 conference sessions tailored to the interests of visiting delegates. From the political to the technical, the WindEurope Summit 2016 will have a strong offering for the expert, the strategist and the executive with unparalleled business and networking opportunities. The event will give delegates the opportunity to engage directly with wind energy experts from industry, finance, academia and government. The Summit sessions cover a wide range of issues from the impact of digitisation in wind power to developments in storage technology and changes in finance and business models.