European Wind Energy Technology Platform (TPWind)

A dedicated voice for Technology and Policy R&D, speaking for the wind energy sector and its stakeholders.

The European Technology Platform for Wind Energy (TPWind) is sponsored by:

Platinum sponsor:
SIEMENS

Gold sponsor:
VESTAS

Events

Strategic Research Agenda and Market Deployment Strategy launched at EWEA 2014

TPWind launched a new and updated Strategic Research Agenda and Market Deployment Strategy on March, 11 at EWEA 2014 conference in Barcelona.

The document is to be the basis of R&D thinking in Europe to 2030. The session looked at how wind technology research priorities have changed over the past years, what the key research areas barriers to market deployment are, and how will the European Commission can continue to play a strong role in supporting wind energy R&D.

Download the Strategic Research Agenda and Market Deployment Strategy here.

 

TPWind 3rd Energy R&D Event

On September 24th, 2013, TPWind held in Brussels its third Energy R&D Event open to the public.
The conference, focusing on funding wind power in times of crisis, was organised in cooperation with the Platform Advisory Board and saw the participation of approximately 100 wind energy experts, finance specialists and decision-makers.
For the first time, the event featured a panel debate, which encouraged the development of a lively discussion with the active participation of the audience.

The event was co-chaired by Mr. Henning Kruse, TPWind Chairperson, and Mr. Allan MacAskill, TPWind Vice-Chair.

Pictures are available online (click here).

The event's agenda and presentations are available below:

Agenda

Funding wind power, a view from financial institutions (Mr. N. Gourvitch, Director, Green Giraffe Energy Bankers)

Funding wind power, a view from the wind energy industry (Mr. J. Barry, Chief Specialist Project Finance, Vestas)

Funding wind power, the experience in the USA (Mr. D. Danielson, US Department of Energy - Mr. Danielson was unfortunately unable to join the event in person but his presentation was made available anyway)

Ninth General Assembly 

The TPWind Ninth General Assembly (click here for the agenda) took place in Brussels on March 5th, 2013. This event focused on updating the Platform's Strategic Research Agenda / Market Deployment Strategy.

The General Assembly featured Working Groups meetings and two plenary sessions.

The event was reserved to TPWind members

TPWind side event at EWEA 2013: Wind Energy: a smart investment in times of crisis

A TPWind side event was held on Tuesday, 5 February from 3:30 to 5:00PM in Vienna at EWEA 2013, EU's premier wind energy event.

The event provided participants with an overview of the state-of-play in terms of investments in wind energy R&D in times of crisis.

Agenda

R&D: EWI achievements and funding recommendations (Filippo Gagliardi, EWEA - TPWind Secretariat)

Supporting wind power: an EU perspective (Norela Constantinescu, European Commission, DG ENER)

TPWind training report (Oscar Fitch-Roy, GL Garrad Hassan - TPWind Secretariat)

TPWind 2nd Energy R&D Event

On October 2nd, 2012, TPWind held in Brussels its second Energy R&D Event open to the public.
The conference, focusing on offshore, was organised in cooperation with the Platform Advisory Board and saw the participation of more than 150 wind energy and oil&gas players, health and safety specialists, as well as decision-makers.

The event was chaired by Mr. Henning Kruse, TPWind Chairperson.

Pictures are available online (click here).

The event's agenda and presentations are available below:

Agenda

Funding Offshore R&D: the EU perspective (Matthieu Craye, European Commission)

Wind and oil & gas industry: infrastructure synergies (Andrew Donaldson, Petrofac)

Case-study presentation: FP7 tropos project (multiuse offshore platforms) (J. Joaquim Hernandez-Brito, PLOCAN - Oceanic Platform of the Canary Islands)

Innovation in offshore H&S: synergies between wind and ocean energy (Keith Harsham Mainstream Renewable Power Ltd)

Innovation in offshore H&S : synergies between wind and oil & gas (Anne Marit Hansen, Statoil)

TPWind side event at EWEA 2012: Funding Wind Energy R&D -  achievements and challenges

A TPWind side event was held on Tuesday, 17 April from 11:00AM to 12:30PM in Copenhagen at EWEA 2012, EU's premier wind energy event.

The event provided participants with an update on the state-of-play in terms of EU funding for wind power R&D.

Agenda

TPWind funding recommendations (Jacopo Moccia, EWEA - TPWind Secretariat)

EWI Implementation and next steps (Norela Constantinescu, European Commission, DG ENER)

Eighth General Assembly 

The TPWind Eighth General Assembly (click here for the agenda) took place in Brussels on March 6th, 2012. This event focused on the European Wind Initiative Implementation Plan for 2013 - 2015. (EWI - click here for more information on this Programme).

The General Assembly featured Working Groups meetings and two plenary sessions.

The event was reserved to TPWind members

TPWind 1st Energy R&D Event

On October 4th, 2011, TPWind held in Brussels its first Energy R&D Event open to the public.
The conference, focusing on grid integration, was organised in cooperation with the Platform Advisory Board and saw the participation of more than 100 wind energy, grids and oil&gas players, as well as decision-makers.

The event was chaired by Mr. Henning Kruse, TPWind Chairperson.

Pictures are available online (click here).

The event's agenda and presentations are available below:

Agenda

An update on TPWind (Filippo Gagliardi, EWEA - TPWind Secretary General)

The future of EU grids (Christophe Schramm, EC - DG ENER)

Funding grids: the grid integration strand of the European Wind Initiative (Hannele Holttinen, VTT - TPWind Working Group 3 Chair)

Funding grids: the European Electricity Grid Initiative (Hubert Lemmens, ELIA - ENTSO-E Chair of R&D Committee)

Grid integration of natural gas (Simon Blakey, EUROGAS - Special Envoy)

Grid integration of wind energy (Paul Wilczek, EWEA - Senior Regulatory Affairs Advisor on Grids & Internal Electricity Market)

Grid integration outside the EU: the USA (Brian Smith, NREL - Lab Program Manager Wind and Hydropower Technologies)

Large-scale storage (Estathios Peteves, JRC - Energy Systems Evaluation Head of Unit)

Integrating renewables: the TWENTIES project (José Luis Mata, Red Electrica - Head of Regulatory Affairs and Studies Department)

 

 

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