Scotland continues to be a leading nation in renewable energy production. This was highlighted in June's CfD auction, with every onshore wind contract awarded to projects in Scotland. With near-perfect weather conditions and no intention of slowing down the number of projects under construction, the Scottish Government Minister for Business, Trade, Tourism and Enterprise, Ivan McKee, will showcase the future of wind power in Scotland.
In order to meet targets set by European Governments and the EU, the industry will have to scale up at unforeseen levels. This panel discussion will cover current supply chain issues and how they can be alleviated to ensure long term success.
Changes to interest rates, the price of raw materials and international conflicts have all greatly impacted the wind industry in 2022. There has also been development of new technologies including floating wind, green hydrogen and green steel. Learn what the future holds for the European wind industry and how you can best position yourself to take full advantage of new developments.
The price of raw materials has sky rocketed in 2022, on an upward trajectory before the war in Ukraine. The knock on effect means that projects' construction costs are increasing as turbines become more expensive. Find out how to best prepare yourselves to limit the affect inflation will have on constructing your projects.
With increased competition for space in the industry, there is less opportunity to add to your portfolio. Therefore, optimising the returns from your current assets is now more important than ever. This can be done both through ensuring they are being run at their most efficient and extending the time for which they operational through life extensions and repowering.
These interactive roundtables will provide you with the opportunity to join discussions about Europe's top wind producing countries. Representatives from national associations will chair the conversation on the biggest issues and opportunities affecting their country.
Target countries include: Ireland, Germany, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, France, Greece and the Netherlands.
Floating Wind is an exciting opportunity to be a part of, with financiers eager to find out how ready it is to start allocating capital towards. This expert presentation will provide you with the information and data you require to best understand Floating Wind, and where to invest to be a part of it.
Floating Wind opportunities represent 80% of Europe's total potential offshore wind power capacity. Although the technology is still nascent, there have been some exciting developments this year with the first CfD contract being awarded to a Floating Wind project in June. And the Crown Estate's Offshore Wind Leasing Round 4 plan includes a 4GW allocation of floating wind in the Celtic Sea.
The panel will discuss the best way to roll out floating wind projects at scale, the risks that are involved with them, and the necessary additional port infrastructure required.
With increased market volatility, valuing assets accurately is becoming more and more difficult. This session will go through what you can do to ensure you can maintain a competitive edge in your M&A transactions.
Any changes to governmental policy will cause wholesale changes to the structure of the industry overnight. Governments across Europe are reviewing their regulatory policies with Spain's proposal to the EU to decouple gas and energy prices. And the UK Government's Review of Electricity Market Agreements (REMA), set to be published in December, will potentially see an overhaul to policy that has not changed in the last 20 years.
The panel will discuss what these policy changes could mean for the industry and how best to prepare yourself to mitigate, and profit from, any changes that do come into place.