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Advanced Wind Farm Siting, Design

& Development Optimisation Forum

Capitalise on the Growth – Analyse Site Selection, Originate Farm Planning and Optimise Wind Production!

Berlin, Germany

24th – 26th January, 2011

Let the Wind Blow
to Ensure a Sustainable
Including a Half Day Interactive Post-Conference Workshop:
Energy Supply!
Managing Turbulence in Large and Complex
Offshore Wind Farms
Led by
Dr. Peter Clive marcus evans Expert Speaker Panel:
Sgurr Energy
Sebastian Mertens Wolfgang Kropp
Head of Development (Poland) CEO
E.ON Climate & Renewables Central SVEVIND AB
Europe GmbH
David Whitley
Attending this marcus evans Forum Will Enable You to: Marco di Leo Chief Advisor – Grid Operations
Head of Wind Energy Department – Statnett SF
• Profit from increasing the accuracy of wind resource assessments
• Evaluate what makes the best development sites across Europe
Element Power Italy S.p.A. Jaume Pujol
• Maximise wind yield through advanced turbine technologies
Managing Director, Head of Renewables
• Capitalise on new prime onshore and offshore wind farm sites and
Ph.D Jens Madsen Europe
design layout techniques
Principal R&D Engineer, Programme HSBC Bank Plc.
• Learn how to minimise the effects of Environmental Impact
Assessments, licensing and regulations
Vattenfall Group Wind R&D Jouni Tolonen
Wind Business Developer (Finland)
Tanya Davies Fortum
Welsh Development Manager
RWE npower Renewables Ltd. Sjur Bratland
Learn from Key Practical Case Studies: Asset Manager Hywind
Alberto Cena* Statoil ASA
• SVEVIND AB’s showcase of the biggest wind farm project in Europe Technical Director
• Fortum’s approach to wind power site selection in the Nordic region Spanish Wind Energy Association Bjørn Iuell
• E.ON Climate & Renewables Central Europe GmbH’s experience Senior Environmental Advisor
and strategy of wind farm projects in Poland Stephen Norman Statkraft AS
• Statoil ASA’s successful project Hywind – the world’s first full scale Utilities Consultant
floating turbine Met Office Dr. Peter Eecen
• Element Power’s strategy in developing complex onshore wind farm Manager Rotor & Farm Aerodynamics
in Calabria Dr. Simon Watson ECN Wind Energy
• RWE npower Renewables Ltd.’s experience in consenting UK wind Head of Wind & Water Power Research,
farms and addressing the stakeholders’ concerns Head of Energy Division *Subject to final confirmation
• Statkraft AS’s use of advanced technology in monitoring Loughborough University
environmental impacts pre- and post-construction of wind farms

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24th January 2011


09:00 Opening Address from the Chair 14:30 Offshore Wind Farm Design Tool: FarmFlow
• Description of model to accurately calculate wake losses and
WIND FARM SITE SELECTION turbulence in offshore wind farms
• Validation cases and examples
09:10 Opening Address • Optimising wind farms by taking into account of wake losses and
Opportunities and Challenges for Wind Energy electrical infrastructure
Development Dr. Peter Eecen
• What are the key opportunities for developers and investors to enter Manager Rotor & Farm Aerodynamics
the Polish market? ECN Wind Energy
• What are major difficulties for developers and investors in Poland?
• General wind farm development challenges in some Central European 15:10 Site Search and Selection – Model Wind Data and Site Wind
countries Data
Sebastian Mertens • Benefits of using model data throughout the wind site development
Head of Development (Poland) lifecycle
E.ON Climate & Renewables Central Europe GmbH • Introduction of the ‘Virtual Met Mast’ as a model concept
• Coventional versus model wind assessment processes
• Using consistent science from site selection through operations
09:50 Case Study
The Challenges to Find and Develop Wind Power Sites Stephen Norman
• Fortum’s approach to wind power site selection Utilities Consultant
• The current status of the wind power market in Finland and other Met Office
Nordic countries
• Challenges faced by Finnish developers – a comparison to Sweden 15:50 Afternoon Tea and Networking Break
• Future prospects of the Finnish market
Jouni Tolonen
Wind Business Developer (Finland)
Fortum 16:20 Keynote Address
Financing Wind Energy
10:30 Interactive Roundtable Discussion • Debt capital markets activity
• Bank markets: pre-crisis, during crisis and current development
Discussion of the Challenges of New European Markets
• Miniperm and refinancing risks
• Which regions are the most profitable for wind farms?
• Wind growing markets
• Challenges in Central Europe for wind farm development
• Should we go onshore or offshore? Jaume Pujol
• How to overcome the licensing issues? Managing Director, Head of Renewables Europe
HSBC Bank Plc.
Panellists to be joined by speakers of the day

11:10 Coffee and Networking Break 17:00 Panel Discussion

Discussion of the Role of Due Diligence
OVERCOMING THE CONSTRAINTS OF PLANNING AND • From wind farm data to due diligence – calculating the operational
• Understanding the relationship between the different stakeholders
• Debating whether larger wind farms will be more affected by
11:40 Case Study turbulence?
Environmental Impact Assessment (E.I.A.) – It is Always • What opportunities and availabilities will develop in the offshore
Somebody’s Backyard! supply chain
• Environmental impacts of wind farms
• Site selection Panellists:
• Pre- and post-construction monitoring Dr. Peter Eecen
• Bird collisions and mitigation measures Manager Rotor & Farm Aerodynamics
• Different challenges related to onshore and offshore wind farms, and ECN Wind Energy
strategies to deal with noise in Norway
Bjørn Iuell 17:40 Chairperson’s Closing Remarks and End of Day One
Senior Environmental Advisor
Statkraft AS

12:20 Case Study

Current Onshore Wind Development Planning Issues in the
• Main issues that need to be considered when consenting a UK
onshore wind farm
• Infrastructure Planning Commission – how the UK government has
tried to speed up the planning process for major development
• Community benefits associated with wind farm development in the
UK - what we can learn from other industries and countries in Europe
Tanya Davies
Welsh Development Manager
RWE npower Renewables Ltd.

13:00 Luncheon

14:00 Coffee and Networking Break

Booking Line
Daniel Hedman
Conference Day Two Tel: +420 2557 07 210
Fax: +420 2557 07 232
25th January 2011

08:30 Registration and Coffee NETWORK REINFORCEMENT

09:00 Opening Address from the Chair
14:30 Case Study
Solving Offshore Grid Connectivity Problems
CAPITALISE ON INNOVATIVE WIND FARM PROJECTS • Co-location of wind parks and offshore oil platforms
• Sub-sea HVDC multi-terminal grid networks and land based
09:10 Opening Address reinforcement
Systematical Approach in Wind Energy Project • Real-time operational challenges with excess wind production
Development in Markbygden, Sweden/1101* • Comparison between grid connections with onshore and offshore
• About Svevind wind farms, and the role of Statnett
• How we work – project selection and delivery • Future co-ordination between TSOs and wind farm operators
• Projects outline David Whitley
• Story about Markbygden/ 1101* Chief Advisor – Grid Operations
Wolfgang Kropp Statnett SF
SVEVIND AB 15:10 Future Developments in Onshore Grid Integration
• How the accessibility of the grid is likely to change across Europe
09:50 Case Study • How regulation, economic climate and industry growth will affect grid
Hywind – the World’s First Full Scale Floating Turbine investments
• Challenges and possibilities – key learning for the first year in • The connectivity of potential sites and the benefits it brings
operation Alberto Cena
• Strategic background Technical Director
• Competence Spanish Wind Energy Association
• Construction phase and operating experience Subject to final confirmation
• Market possibilities and next steps
Sjur Bratland 15:50 Afternoon Tea and Networking Break
Asset Manager Hywind
10:30 Morning Coffee and Networking Break
16:20 Case Study
Maximising Wind Yield through Turbine Selection
DEVELOPMENTS IN WIND RESOURCE ASSESSMENT • Optimising energy output by using the most effective turbine
• Factors to consider during selection
11:00 Case Study • Lifeline and maintenance of turbines
Performing Onshore Wind Resource Assessments in Speaker to be announced shortly
Complex Terrain in Italy
• The use of test masts when software is unsuitable and limitations of
software such as WAsP
17:00 Panel Discussion
• The most effective assessment techniques in mountainous areas The Future of Offshore Turbine Technology – Are Floating
• New developments in the assessment of wind yield in forested areas Turbines a Reality?
• Improvements adopted to minimise uncertainties • Debating whether floating turbines will allow for development in
currently inaccessible areas
Marco di Leo • What are the impacts of floating turbines on operational costs of
Head of Wind Energy Department – Italy offshore wind farms?
Element Power Italy S.p.A. • Evaluating whether new turbines will reduce operating costs
11:40 Improving the Accuracy of Wind Resource Assessment – Panellist:
Onshore and Offshore Ph.D Jens Madsen
• The use of remote sensing, surface and numerical model data in Principal R&D Engineer, Programme Manager
accurate resource assessment Vattenfall Group Wind R&D
• Advanced modelling techniques used in complex terrain and offshore Stephen Norman
• Quantifying long-term variability in resource assessment Utilities Consultant
Dr. Simon Watson Met Office
Head of Wind & Water Power Research, Head of Energy Division
Loughborough University 17:40 Chairperson’s Closing Remarks and End of Conference

12:20 Case Study

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Speaker Profiles

Peter Eecen Bjørn Iuell

Peter Eecen is Group Leader of the group Aerodynamics at ECN Wind Energy. Bjørn Iuell is a terrestrial ecologist by education, and graduated from the
This group aims at optimising the aerodynamic performance of the wind turbine University of Oslo in 1983. He has a wide experience in the field of spatial
rotor and of the wind farm as a whole. Peter Eecen joined the Energy Research planning and environmental management; from his five years working for
Centre of the Netherlands (ECN) in 2000 where he worked in the unit Wind WWF/Norway, partly as secretary general; 8 years working with environmental
Energy as Group Leader Wind and Wave Conditions, Group Leader Experiments management and spatial planning for local and regional authorities, and 11 years
and as Project Manager in Operation and Maintenance of offshore wind farms. a senior principal engineer at the Norwegian Roads Directorate; with special
focus on the fragmentation of natural environments on regional, national and
international level. He is currently working as a senior environmental advisor at
Tanya Davies Statkraft AS, a European leader in renewable energy, with special responsibility
Tanya Davies is the Welsh Development Manager at RWE npower renewables for the environmental aspects connected to planning, construction and operation
where she leads a team of ten developers working on all aspects of consenting of onshore and offshore wind farms.
onshore wind projects. Tanya is a Chartered town planner who spent the first 6
years of her career in Local Government and has now been working in the
renewables industry for nearly eight years. Marco Di Leo
Marco Di Leo is an Industrial Engineer by education, graduated from Politecnico
of Turin in 2003 and overspecialized with a Master in ‘Wind engineering’ from
Dr. Simon Watson Politecnico of Milan in 2004. He has a wide experience in wind assessment,
Dr Watson began his education in North Lincolnshire and studied for a degree in WAsP user duly certified by Risø National Laboratory (Denmark), from his five
physics at Imperial College, London. Dr Watson then spent eight years working years working as Project Engineer at Asja Ambiente Italia SpA, with special focus
as a Senior Scientific Officer in the Energy Research Unit of the Rutherford in anemology and turbine technology. He is currently working as Wind Sector
Appleton Laboratory. His research included wind power forecasting, wind Responsible at Element Power Italy SpA, the Italian branch of a world-wide
resource assessment and the integration of wind power into electricity networks. Company leader in renewable energy, managing all the development,
He then worked for Good Energy which is one of the leading independent construction and operation of onshore Italian wind farms.
suppliers of electricity generated from renewable energy sources including wind
power and small hydro power. During this time, he helped to develop the
settlements and trading systems before joining Loughborough University in 2001. Wolfgang Kropp
At Loughborough, Dr Watson has worked on a number of EU and EPSRC Mr. Kropp has been the CEO of SVEVIND AB/ SVEVIND Group in Sweden since
projects collborating with a number of leading research centres in the UK and 1998. From 2003 to 2005, he was the Managing Director of the Future Energy
Europe as well as key players in the wind power industry. Dr Watson is a visiting GmbH, Freiberg (now Siemens AG) in Germany where he was in charge of
lecturer to Zaragoza University in Spain, Member of the Institute of Physics and gasification technology and biomass project with Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe
Member of the Institute of Electrical & Electronic Engineers. (FZK). Mr. Kropp has extensive experience with wind industry – between 1995
and 2005, he was the Managing Director at BOREAS Energieanlagen GmbH in
Dresden. He was responsible for planning and building 150 turbines with an
Sebastian Mertens investment of more than 150million EUR. Mr. Kropp graduated with an
Sebastian Mertens is active in the wind industry for eight years now. After being Engineering degree at the University of Applied Sciences Berlin in 1988.
with a major German wind turbine manufacturer as Sales Manager for CEE for
three years, he took over the role of Head of Wind Energy Projects (national and
international) at a German based developer and stayed there for three years. He Stephen Norman
joined E.ON Climate & Renewables Central Europe GmbH (EC&R CE) in 2008 Stephen Norman qualified in meteorology and oceanography from Southampton
where he was, initially as Head of Development New Markets (wind), responsible University and is now working for the UK Met Office leading the development of
for EC&R CE’s wind energy project development in Romania and Turkey. In mid new solutions for the global energy industry. He has spent the last two years
2009 he became Head of Development Poland and Managing Director of E.ON working closely with the wind renewable energy markets and has developed
Energie Odnawialne, the Polish subsidiary of EC&R CE. business relationships with major Utilities in UK and Europe, other key wind
energy developers and operators, turbine manufacturers, investment banks and
consultancies. He is focussed on both weather and climate issues within the
David Whitley energy industry and is committed to providing clients with new and innovative
David has been the Chief Advisor of Grid Operations in Statnett SF since 2008, solutions to ensure the industry is harnessing the very latest science to exploit
where he is primarily responsible for market development, operational issues, new developments onshore and offshore. Prior to joining the Met Office Stephen
technical policy strategy including European integration. With a very broad power was a partner in KPMG Consulting where he spent over 30 years in the
market understanding, he is also an ENTSOE representative on IDM and Control information technology industry working with major clients in the
reserve working groups. Prior to joining Statnett, David was the Vice President of telecommunications, media and utilities industries.
Business Development at Nord Pool ASA from 1999. He oversaw the
implementation of new trading and clearing products, services and technology
provision (including CO2, international power on 3rd party references, OTC and Jaume Pujol
GCM services). Having spent 3 years at Siemens as Divisional Managing Director, Jaume has over 15 years of banking experience of which the last 12 have been
David has a solid background in the technical aspect of transmission system. dedicated to the development and financing of renewable energy downstream
Graduated with a BSc Electrical & Electronic Engineering and MBA with developments. Jaume has Advised, Structured and Arranged the financing of a
distinction, David is a Fellow of the Institute of Engineers (UK) and a well-trained considerable number of Renewable Energy projects in a wide range of
cross-country skier. Geographies including Spain, Italy, Greece, S. Korea, India or Australia amongst
others. His current responsibilities as European Sector Head, allows for a more
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Peter Eecen comprehension of the business.
Peter Eecen is Group Leader of the group Aerodynamics at ECN Wind Energy.
This group aims at optimising the aerodynamic performance of the wind turbine
rotor and of the wind farm as a whole. Peter Eecen joined the Energy Research Jouni Tolonen
Centre of the Netherlands (ECN) in 2000 where he worked in the unit Wind Jouni Tolonen has worked in the energy company Fortum since 2007 where he is
Energy as Group Leader Wind and Wave Conditions, Group Leader Experiments responsible for company's wind power business development in Finland. He has
and as Project Manager in Operation and Maintenance of offshore wind farms. over 15 years of experience from the energy sector. Prior to joining Fortum he
has been working in the Confederation of Finnish Industries EK, Finnish Energy
Industries and in the Energy Department of the Finnish Ministry of Trade and
Industry. He graduated from the Helsinki University of Technology in 1995.
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