Morning, Thursday, 12th July 2018
THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED
This timely seminar will bring together policymakers and key stakeholders to discuss the future role for wind energy in the UK’s energy mix.
Following the latest Contracts for Difference auction allocations, sessions will assess the opportunities created by the reduced generation costs for offshore wind, as well as how best to encourage innovation and attract investment in the sector.
Delegates will also consider the challenges for meeting the targets set out in the Clean Growth Strategy for development of the sector in the UK, and the Government’s plan for a transformative offshore wind Sector Deal by the middle of 2018 - looking at what might be needed to help reduce costs, increase productivity, and support local communities and economies.
Attendees will also examine the potential to trade offshore wind electricity internationally, with the sector in the UK taking the lead for more than half of the new offshore wind power capacity being developed in Europe.
Further planned sessions will assess the obstacles facing onshore development and the consequences for offshore wind farms as they move increasingly further out to sea - including issues around planning and engineering - and the costs incurred in doing so.