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

Past events

TPWind Side Event at EWEA 2011

A TPWind side event was held in Brussles at EWEA 2011 (formerly known as EWEC), EU's premier wind energy event.

The session, which took place on March 14th, 2011, was chaired by Mr. Henning Kruse, TPWind Chairman.

The presentations delivered at the session and its description are provided below:

Session description

An update on TPWind: renewal of the Platform and future activities (Filippo Gagliardi, TPWind Secretariat)

The EWI: goals, budget, implementation and next steps (Norela Constantinescu, European Commission)

The added value of the EWI for the EU wind energy industry and R&D community (Christian Nath, Germanischer Lloyd)

The R&D challenges of the EU wind energy sector: a view from the industry (Henrik Stiesdal, Siemens Wind Power)

 

 

Seventh General Assembly

 

                                                                             "Renovating the Platform"

TPWind seventh General Assembly (click here for the agenda) took place in Brussels on March 3rd, 2011. This event focused on the establishment of new Working Groups (new TPWind members were selected in 2010) and on the implementation of the European Wind Initiative (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 Side Event at EWEC 2010

A TPWind side event was held in Warsaw at EWEC 2010, EU's premier wind energy event.

The session, which took place on April 22nd, 2010, was chaired by Mr. Henning Kruse, TPWind Chairman.

The presentations delivered at the session and its description are provided below:

Session description

The added value of the Wind Energy Roadmap for the EU wind energy industry and R&D community (Christian Nath, Germanischer Lloyd)

The 2010 - 2012 Wind Energy Roadmap Implementation Plan (Nicolas Fichaux, TPWind Secretariat)

An update on TPWind: past and future activities (Filippo Gagliardi, TPWind Secretariat)

 

 

 

Sixth General Assembly

 

"Launching the Roadmap"

TPWind sixth General Assembly (click here for the agenda) took place in Brussels on March 23rd, 2010. This event focused on the official launch of the Wind Energy Roadmap, which took place at the Madrid SET-Plan Conference on June 3rd and 4th, 2010 (click here for more information on this event, which marked the beginning of a new phase in the support of wind energy and other renewables).

The morning session was dedicated to Working Group meetings only and the afternoon session to the plenary.

The event was reserved to TPWind members.

 

 

Fifth General Assembly

 

"2020: Meeting the Target"

TPWind fifth General Assembly (click here for the agenda) took place in Brussels on November 10th, 2009. This event focused on the implementation of the new Wind Energy Roadmap, developed by TPWind in cooperation with the European Commission and EU Member States and published on October 7th, 2009, in the EC Communication on Finacing Low Carbon Technologies (click here for more information on this Programme, which is set to become one of the most important tools for the development of wind energy in the 2010 - 2020 period).

The morning session was dedicated to Working Group meetings only and the afternoon session to the plenary.

The event was reserved to TPWind members.

 

 

Fourth General Assembly

 

"Building the future of wind energy"

TPWind fourth General Assembly (click here for the agenda) took place in Brussels on May 13th and 14th, 2009. This event focused on the development of the SRA/MDS Implementation Plan (i.e. the document needed to transform the "Strategic Research Agenda" into reality - click here for an overview of this document), on the "European Wind Initiative" (announced by the European Committion in its "Strategic Energy Technology Plan") and on the future of TPWind.

Day One of the Assembly (May 13th) was dedicated to Working Group meetings only and Day Two (May 14th) to the plenary session.

The event was reserved to TPWind members.

 

TPWind Session at EWEC 2009

 A TPWind session was held in Marseille at EWEC 2009, EU's premier wind energy event.

The session, which took place on March 17th, 2009, was chaired by Mr. Henning Kruse, TPWind Chairman.

The following are the presentations delivered during the session and its description:

Session description

Session summary

TPWind and SRA (Filippo Gagliardi, TPWind Secretariat)

The Member States Mirror Group (Susanna Widstrand, Swedish Energy Agency)

The future of TPWind (Takis Chaviaropoulos, CRES)

The European Wind Initiative (Josep Prats, Alstom-Ecotecnia)

The Strategic Energy Technology Plan (Stefan Tostmann, EC, DG TREN)

ESTEP (Pietro Gimondo, ESTEP Energy Working Group Chairman)

 

 

Third General Assembly - broadcasted

"Implementing the plan"

The third TPWind General Assembly (click here for the agenda) took place in Brussels on October 8th and 9th, 2008. This event was focused on the concrete implementation of the TPWind SRA&MDS documents. The event attendance was reserved to TPWind members.

The plenary sessions were however broadcasted on this webpage.

The TPWind General Assembly was followed by the UpWind workshop. This event was public and broadcasted. Registration was needed. More information are available here.

 

 

Broadcast is performed through collaboration with the Pressensave project.

 

 

Launch of the Strategic Research Agenda

On 25 July 2008, TPWind released the Strategic Research Agenda and Market Deployment Strategy documents.

On this occasion, a press release was issued by the European Wind Energy Association. TPWind was cited in various publications such as Euractiv, Ends Europe Daily or Cordis.

 

Launch of the Synopsis

TPWind launched the Synopsis document during its workshop in the EWEC 2008 Conference, on 1 April 2008. It provides an overview of the upcoming Strategic Research Agenda and Market Deployment Strategy documents. It summarizes the TPWind Vision for the Wind Energy Sector and the corresponding Research Action Plan.

EC Research Commissioner Potocnik welcomed this event in his speech provided during the EWEC closing session.

Synopsis document

Speech of Commisioner Potocnik

 

TPWind Workshop at EWEC 2008

Event agenda

Introduction by Secretariat

WG1: Wind conditions

WG2: Wind turbine technology

WG3: Wind energy integration

WG4: Offshore Deployment & Operations

WG5: Wind market & economics

WG6: Wind policy & environment

Finance Working Group

 

Second General Assembly

"Shaping the vision..."

The Second TPWind General Assembly took place in Brussels on February 12th and 13th, 2008.

The agenda was divided in 3 main parts:

Tue. 12th AM:

Strategic Energy Technology Plan, IEA activities, Secretariat introduction

Tue. 12th PM:

Group meetings

Wed. 13th AM:

Group reporting and conclusions

 

Offshore Wind Energy Conference

The Technology Platform participated to the European offshore wind conference & exhibition 2007, Berlin, Germany, 4 - 6 December 2007.

 

First General Assembly

"...Setting pathways together"

The First TPWind General Assembly took place in Brussels on November 13th and 14th, 2007. 129 delegates were present.

This 2-days meeting was focused on developing the two main outcomes of TPWind: the Strategic Research Agenda and Market Deployment Strategy Documents.

The agenda was divided in 4 main parts: 

Tue. 13th AM:

Plenary session - general information and main objectives

Tue. 13th PM:

Working Group meetings in parallal sessions

Wed. 14th AM:

Working Group meetings in parallal sessions

Wed. 14th PM:

Plenary session - main outcomes

 

TPWind side-event at EWEC 2007

The Technology Platform organized a side-event during the EWEC Conference, on May 9th 2007.

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