October 1 2019

MCH Messecenter Herning

Vardevej 1, 7400 Herning

Wind Energy Denmark 2019

This year, WIND ENERGY DENMARK will take place October 1st at MCH Messecenter Herning in Herning, Denmark. WIND ENERGY DENMARK will once again gather the Danish and international wind industry to discuss, display, and accelerate the technological development that has made Denmark a true powerhouse of wind energy. WIND ENERGY DENMARK is held along with hi Tech & Industry Scandinavia conference in MCH Messecenter Herning, which attracts more than 20,000 decision makers and influencers seeking much more than inspiration. 

Join the largest and most significant wind energy event in Denmark, where industry meets research, onshore meets offshore, and present meets future, focusing on the long-term development of wind energy and creating a strong network for the participants. Technology, innovation, research, and business development are the topics of this year's conference with a keen focus on onshore wind.

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Conference themes

The conference merges technology, science, and product development - and offers valuable insight and latest updates on themes within

 High-level sessions 

 Innovation and next generation technologies

 Industrialization, standardization & digitalization

 Future energy systemsintegration & Power to X


It’s an opportunity to discuss the latest developments and challenges in a forum of companies, research institutions and professionals with the ability to shape the future of the global wind industry and provide new perspectives and insights into the future of green transition powered by wind.

A number of high-level sessions will feature keynote speakers sharing their thoughts and insights on the future of the wind energy, and in addition, the conference will offer panel discussions, workshops, presentations, exhibitions and networking opportunities.


Some of the keynote speakers you can meet are: 
Henrik Bindslev, Dean, University of Southern Denmark
Michael Finch Pedersen, Director, Head of Machinery, Maersk
Lars Bondo Krogsgaard, Co-CEO, MHI Vestas
Morten Pilgaard Rasmussen, Head of Technology, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy
Søren Dupont, CEO Electricity System Operator, Energinet
Dorte Kamper, Vice President, Sales & Marketing, LM Wind Power
Lars Andersen, CEO, Public Affairs and Infrastructure, SAS


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8:30 - 9:30
Coffee, registration & exhibition
09:30 - 10:15
Opening session

This session marks the opening of WIND ENERGY DENMARK 2019. The opening session will revolve around that a new government in Denmark has increased its ambitions for green transition and the use of renewable energy, and we fortunately see this trend around the globe as well. This means increasing market opportunities for the entire wind energy supply chain. Our vision for the opening session is to focus on how the interaction between industry and research across the supply chain can support these ambitions, increase competitiveness, create new business opportunities and secure a continued global Danish leadership in wind.

Speakers:
Lars Bondo Krogsgaard, Co-CEO, MHI Vestas Offshore Wind
Henrik Bindslev, Dean, University of Southern Denmark
Dorte Kamper, Vice President, Sales and Marketing, LM Wind Power

Moderator
Jan Hylleberg, CEO, Wind Denmark
10:15 - 11:20
Standardisation in the wind sector – update on progress

At Wind Energy Denmark 2018, 3 leading OEMs presented topics for standardization that can be processed together. This session gives a status on commenced activities and examples of how the standardisation activities are handled in the sector.

Speakers:
Agnar Gudmundsson, Senior Director Modularisation, Vestas Wind Systems
Per Hessellund Lauritsen, Research Manager, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy and
Lars L. Møller, Senior Product Specialist, MHI Vestas Offshore Wind 

Hot or not list – current status​

Glenda Napier, CEO, Energy Innovation Cluster
Standardisation - results so far​

Christian Munk Jensen, Project Manager, Energy Innovation Cluster
Common lifting guidelines ​

Moderator
Edit Nielsen, Senior Advisor, Wind Denmark
10:15 - 11:20
Decommissioning and recycling as a Danish position of strength

Most wind farms have an effective lifespan of 20 to 25 years. Subsequently, they must be replaced by modern components or dismantled in an environment-friendly way. Denmark was the first country to install offshore wind turbines, and naturally Denmark will be first to retire offshore wind turbines. Together with the European wind industry, Denmark is focused on both the environmental impact and potential market in decommissioning offshore wind turbines. Balancing a cradle-to-cradle approach to offshore wind turbines is a responsibility as well as the chance to build the next offshore business adventure. Green energy from offshore wind turbines is a Danish position of strength. Can we bid a worthy goodbye to end-of-life turbines in such a way that the green fairytale gets a happy ending? ? What gaps need to be closed and can decommissioning activities create innovation, business and export for the European energy industry?

Speakers:
Theis Gisselbæk, COO, Port of Grenaa
Ports – playing a central role in decommissioning activities

John Korsgaard, Senior Director of Engineering Excellence, LM Wind Power
Blade life cycle - today’s reality and tomorrows demand​

Nina Vielen-Kallio, New Business Manager, Virol
From wasteD to feedstock. Can chemical recycling bring solution to decommissioned blades?

Moderator
Pernille Skyt, Project Manager, Energy Innovation Cluster
 
10:15 - 11:20
Ways to sustain the value of wind – improving, expanding and looking beyond the electricity market

The world needs a lot more wind energy to reach climate goals and the industry is ready to scale op deployment and increase penetration levels. But how can we continue the deployment while sustaining a value of wind that is low enough to beat competing technologies but high enough to sustain a profitable business case for turbine owners? The session explores and debates different ways of sustaining the value of wind.

Speakers
Søren Dupont Kristensen, CEO Electricity System Operator, Energinet
Improving the electricity market – A market design fit for Renewables 

Ulrik Stridbæk, Vice President and Head of Regulatory Affairs, Ørsted
Wind across borders and sectors – Expanding the electricity market and looking beyond 

Anders Bauditz, Director of Power & Gas Origination, Centrica
Securing the value of wind – Roads to market and beyond

Moderator
Martin Risum Bøndergaard, Head of Policy, Wind Denmark
10:15 - 11:20
Diversity & inclusion – the road to attract & develop the right competences in wind - what’s the problem? (part I)

For business leaders committed to changing the diversity agenda, Denmark and the Wind sector is at a turning point. Now is the time to break the cycle that limits the ability of companies and society as a whole to profit from the full talent pool of a highly educated population. Companies that build diverse teams and maintain an inclusive culture will be positioned to make better and more nuanced business decisions that drive value creation and growth. So how do we do that in wind?

Introduction
Jan Hylleberg, CEO, Wind Denmark
Why is D&I important and what happens if we don't take the subject serious

Inger Askehave, Pro-Rector, Aalborg University
Setting the scene for the workshop

Anette Papuga, Global HR Director, LM Wind Power
What do we know? - Kahoot quiz  
 
Ghita Wolf Andreasen
, CEO, Engineer the future.
Perspectives on diversity & inclusion
 
Short table talks - what would be the most important question to ask Ghita
 
Q&A with Ghita Wolf Andreasen
 
Sum up and bridging to part II

Moderator:
Inger Askehave, Pro-Rector, Aalborg University
10:15 - 11:20
Wind Resource Assessment: The latest news! (part I)

The two sessions on Wind Resource Assessment will give an update on the latest developments within the following topic areas: AI and Big Data, flow modelling, uncertainty, wakes, blockage, forestry, Lidars, Reanalysis data, and Wind Atlases.The aim of the sessions is that the participants will leave with the latest knowledge of these important areas.

Speakers:
Mark Zagar, Senior Specialist, Vestas
Flow modelling – the latest news

Ebba Dellwik, Senior Scientist, DTU Wind Energy
Forestry – the latest news 

Wiebke Langreder, Head of Wind Consulting, EMD International
Uncertainty – the latest news 

Hans E Jørgensen, Head of Section, DTU Wind Energy
Wakes – the latest news

Moderator:
Lars Landberg, Director, DNV GL 
11:20 - 11:50
Coffee break & exhibition
11:50 - 13:00
Digital trends transferred to the wind industry

Drones, virtual reality, robotics and AI are redefining the way we work with energy production from wind turbines. This workshop focuses on how digital trends are shaping the wind industry and offers insights from the frontrunners of digital innovation in the energy sector. How can virtual reality optimize staff safety training, and can an automized robot remove marine growth from wind turbine foundations? Join the Innovation Zone at Wind Energy Denmark’s exhibition.

Speakers:
Rasmus Plaetner Bisgaard, Business Development Manager, Trifork A/S
The fast track to data driven maintenance digital

Daniel Rothmann, Machine Learning Engineer, Kanda ApS
Streamlining the Maintenance Process with Computer Vision

Lennart Kühlmeier, CEO, FineTune
AI for blade manufacturing

Moderator
Thomas Vohs-Ahlers, Project Manager, Energy Innovation Cluster
11:50 - 13:00
Upscaling - the game changers

This session aims to highlight the main challenges for strengthening the competitiveness in the onshore market. The market is governed by a request of increasing MW size, rotor size, hub height and park lay out effectiveness. At same time a decrease in product series lifetime and product series volume is happening. Several design-, installation- and service solutions will be presented and discussed. Some are of game changing character and others being more incremental, but all enabling further upscaling

Speakers
Morten Pilgaard Rasmussen, Head of Offshore Technology, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy
Offshore wind – Technical perspectives

Ion Arocena de la Rúa, Program Manager, NabraWind
New self erecting Tower & New Blade joint solution

Per Fenger, CEO, Liftra
Smart Installation and Service tool solutions​

Martin Skov Jensen, Chief Specialist R&D, Vestas
The new EnVentus WT product solution​

Moderator:
Anders Rebsdorf, Wind expert and consultant
Flemming Rasmussen, Section manger, DTU Wind Energy
11:50 - 13:00
Wind Resource Assessment: The latest news! (part II)

The two sessions on Wind Resource Assessment will give an update on the latest developments within the following topic areas: AI and Big Data, flow modelling, uncertainty, wakes, blockage, forestry, Lidars, Reanalysis data, and Wind Atlases.The aim of the sessions is that the participants will leave with the latest knowledge of these important areas.

Speakers:
Maziar Golestani, Head of Department, DHI
Reanalysis data – the latest news

Mike Courtney, Senior Scientist, DTU Wind Energy
Lidars – the latest news

Jakob Mann, Professor, DTU Wind Energy
Wind Atlases – the latest news

Lars Landberg, Director, DNV GL
AI and Big Data – the latest news

Moderator
Lars Landberg, Director, DNV GL
11:50 - 13:00
Decarbonization of the European energy system

The systemic role of wind energy during the decarbonization of the European energy system with strong sector-couplings will be discussed. Based on the newest energy system modeling, eye-opening results on the techno-economical decarbonization pathways will be presented.

Speakers:
Marta Victoria, Assistant Professor, Aarhus University
Decarbonization of a European energy system with strong sector couplings

Carsten Vittrup, Energy Strategic Consultant, Energinet
Energy Strategies

Ulrik Stridbæk, Vice President and Head of Regulartory Affairs, Ørsted
Regulatory, public and governmental affairs management

Mikael Skou Andersen, Professor, Aarhus University
Carbon price regulations

Peter Enevoldsen, Assistant Professor, Aarhus University
European Socio-Technical Wind Atlas

Moderator
Martin Greiner, Professor, Aarhus University
11:50 - 13:00
Diversity & inclusion – the road to attract & develop the right competences in wind – What to do? (part II)

For business leaders committed to changing the diversity agenda, Denmark and the Wind sector is at a turning point. Now is the time to break the cycle that limits the ability of companies and society as a whole to profit from the full talent pool of a highly educated population. Companies that build diverse teams and maintain an inclusive culture will be positioned to make better and more nuanced business decisions that drive value creation and growth. So how do we do that in wind?

Welcome back
Inger Askehave, Pro-Rector, Aalborg University
 
Inspiration talks
Dorte Kamper, Vice President, Sales & Marketing, LM Wind Power
Nicholas Creswell, Global Head of Talent, Ørsted
How do we work with diversity & inclusion?​

Break-out session
How D&I can be modelled and encouraged and what should key stakeholders do?
  • Wind Denmark
  • Companies
  • Universities/Schools 
Panel discussion – reflections on the breakout session
  • Ghita Wolf Andreasen, CEO, Engineer the future
  • Dorte Kamper, VP, LM Wind Power
  • ​Nicholas Creswell, Global Head of Talent, Ørsted
  • Henrik Bindslev, Dean, University of Southern Denmark
  • Jan Hylleberg, CEO, Wind Denmark
Closing remarks
Jan Hylleberg, CEO, Wind Denmark

Moderator
Inger Askehave, Pro-Rector, Aalborg University
13:00 - 14:00
Lunch
14:00 - 15:15
Local & Social acceptance (part I)

The deployment of wind and solar energy will create depopulation and decline in rural areas, opponents claim. But perhaps deployment of wind turbines and other renewable energy is an opportunity for rural areas rather than a problem..

In the session, we have invited a number of people who in different ways work to create support for the green transition, including the deployment of onshore wind and renewable energy different places in Denmark.

How do they handle it? What about the economy? And how about the local support? Finally, we ask the question: Can the deployment of wind turbines and other renewable energies be a driving force for rural development in Denmark?

This session will be conducted in Danish.

Introduction
Jan Hylleberg, CEO, Wind Denmark

Speakers
Preben Nissen, Vice Chairman, The Association for the Advancement of Development in Rejsby, Vodder and Brøns 
Christopher Sørensen, CEO, GreenLab Skive
Henrik Engedahl (V), chairman of the committee for technology and environment, Ikast-Brande Municipality

Moderator
Anton Gammelgaard, Head of Secretary, VidenOmVind
14:00 - 15:15
Pecha Kucha: Power, Integration and Storage

Which technologies are shaping and changing the global energy system in 2019? Innovative companies present their vision at the Energy Innovation Cluster Pecha Kucha-event at the Wind Energy Denmark conference. The Pecha Kucha format allows the companies to present 20 elements x 20 seconds - a total presentation of 6 minutes and 40 seconds. The session is your opportunity to fast track your knowledge and get updated on areas like energy storage, integration and new nuclear technology.

Speakers
Søren Bødker, CEO, VisBlue
Flow Batteries​

Søren Knudsen Kær, CEO, Re::Integrate
Energy storage with Power-to-methanol technology

Peter Jensen, Division Director, Aalborg CSP A/S
Thermal energy storage & reuse of power plant assets​

Sarah Thomas, Head of Research and Development, Floating Power Plant
De-carbonisation of Oil and Gas Production – by cost effective Floating renewable Technologies

Rasmus Rode Mosbæk, CEO & Founder, Hybrid Greentech
Investment decisions on energy storage made simple

Moderator:
Henrik Böhmer, Project Manager, Energy Innovation Cluster 
14:00 - 15:15
The potential of new materials

The current status, challenges and potentials of new materials for the wind industry are presented and discussed with focus on blade materials, including sustainability, new materials (e.g. bio based) and specific industry challenges (e.g. Leading edge erosion). This will be followed by an panel discussion with the speakers on the topic: 'The potential of new materials'

Speakers
Justine Beauson, Development Engineer, DTU Wind Energy
Recycling materials from end of life Wind turbines blades

Ali Sarhadi, Researcher, DTU Wind Energy
3D printing of continuous fiber composites, challenges and future opportunities

Steffen Hawkins, Group R&D Manager, Teknos A/S
TEKNOBLADE REPAIR 9000 – a practical approach to leading edge protection for wind turbine blades

Bo Madsen, Associate Professor, DTU Wind Energy
Hybrid composite materials for wind turbine blades

Michael Drachmann Haag,​ Principal Engineer, LM Wind Power
Challenges of new erosion protection materials for offshore turbines operating at 100+ m/s

Moderator
Lars Pilgaard Mikkelsen, Associate Professor, DTU Wind Energy
14:00 - 15:15
How can Machine Learning help you reach your goals?

Machine learning can provide clarity and solve strategic challenges by identifying patterns in data, that otherwise are unclear. But what is machine learning? Where can you apply it? And how do you get started? We will give you insights and tools to get started – and discuss where it can be applied in the wind energy sector.

Speakers:
Alexandros Iosifidis, Associate Professor of Machine Learning in the Department of Engineering, Aarhus University
What is machine learning and what can you use it for?

Peter Sonne-Holm, Principal Economist, Damvad Analytics
How to do a machine learning project and a few selected cases?

Moderator
Peter Sonne-Holm, Principal Economist, Damvad Analytics
14:00 - 15:15
Megavind strategies - what are the coming R&D priorities in the sector?

The strategy platform for the Danish wind sector, Megavind, presents the 2019 Annual Agenda on Research and Innovation as well as ongoing strategy activities on value chain cooperation models and test facilities.

Speakers:
Christina Aabo Head of R&D, Wind Power, Ørsted
Peter Hjuler Jensen, Deputy Head of Department, DTU Wind Energy

Megavind Annual Agenda – 2019 highlights and recommendations

Torben Jørgensen, Technical Sales Director, Fritz Schur Energy
Mapping of competences value chain. What new models of cooperation would benefit the sector? ​

Bo Svoldgaard, SVP Innovation and Concepts, Vestas Wind Systems A/S
Per Hessellund Lauritsen, Research Manager, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy

Improved test infrastructure in Denmark – why do we need a new test facility strategy?​

Moderators:
Per Hessellund Lauritsen, Chairman of Megavind Executive Committee
Christina Aabo, Head of R&D, Wind Power, Ørsted
15:15 - 15:45
Coffee break & exhibition
15:45 - 17:00
Local & Social acceptance (part II)

The deployment of wind and solar energy will create depopulation and decline in rural areas, opponents claim. But perhaps deployment of wind turbines and other renewable energy is an opportunity for rural areas rather than a problem.

In the session, we have invited a number of people who in different ways work to create support for the green transition, including the deployment of onshore wind and renewable energy different places in Denmark.

How do they handle it? What about the economy? And how about the local support? Finally, we ask the question: Can the deployment of wind turbines and other renewable energies be a driving force for rural development in Denmark?

This session will be conducted in Danish.

Speaker
Jens Jørgen Birch, Nissum Brednings Vindmøllelav
How we do it​?

Panel debate
Can installation af wind turbines become a driving force for rural development in Denmark?
All speakers participate in the panel debate - including Jan Hylleberg, CEO, Wind Denmark and Karl Sperling, Ph.D., Aalborg University.

Presentation by Steffen Damsgaard, Chairman, Rural Joint Council (Landdistrikternes Fællesråd)
Can the installation of wind turbines become a driving force for rural development in Denmark?

Moderator
Anton Gammelgaard, Head of Secretary, VidenOmVind
15:45 - 17:00
Power to X - from electrons to hydrogen-based electrofuels

Electrofuels from electrolytic hydrogen based on electricity from wind power are envisaged indispensable in a future energy system based fully on renewable energy for storing intermittent electricity from renewable energy sources and to be used in for example aviation, shipping, heavy-duty road transport and industry. 3 representatives from industries that could be potential offtakers for electrofuels discuss the following questions:
  1. What role for electrofuels based on electrolytic hydrogen in the Danish energy system by 2030 and 2050?
  2. Which sectors could be first short-term offtakers for electrofuels and how soon can technologies be ready by reducing the cost of electrolytic hydrogen?
  3. How can production and use of electrofuels best be demonstrated in next decade?
  4. Which regulatory measures and policies are needed to promote electrofuels (reduced tariffs, support schemes, roadmaps & targets etc.)?
Speakers:
Michael Finch Pedersen, Director, Head of Machinery, Maersk
Michael Mücke Jensen, Manager Engineering and Environment, Drivkraft Danmark
Lars Andersen, CEO, Public Affairs and Infrastructure, SAS

The presentations will be followed by responses from:
Niels Vinther Voigt, Concept Development Engineer, Vestas
Ignacio Marti, Head of Section, Technical University of Denmark, Department of Wind Energy
Ulrik Stridbæk, Vice President, Head of regulatory Affairs, Ørsted
Christopher Sorensen, CEO, Greenlab Skive

Moderator
Stefan Krüger Nielsen, Senior Advisor, Wind Denmark
15:45 - 17:00
Global Market Outlook

This session introduces the global energy transition outlook and deep dives into the global wind market developments.  The market movement from the traditional/conventional wind markets to emerging and offshore markets. How most markets are shifting to auctions as a standard mechanism to deploy wind/renewable technologies. Participants will be able to understand the dynamics in some of the emerging markets and assimilate the additional demand side drivers for new wind build.

Speakers:
Shashi Barla, Principal Analyst - Global Wind Supply Chain and Technology, Wood Mackenzie
Global market outlook: Offshore and emerging markets to offset the slowdown in conventional markets

Feng Zhao, Strategy Director, GWEC
Global Wind Market Supply Side Update – Impact of market consolidation on global supply chain  

Søren Rasmussen, Managing Director, Danish Wind Export
Export opportunities 2020

Moderator:
Søren Rasmussen, Managing Director, Danish Wind Export 
15:45 - 17:00
Show me your game changer: New innovative solutions for the wind industry

WIND ENERGY DENMARK invites companies to pitch new/tomorrows innovative solutions for experts within the wind industry. This session is an unique opportunity to get the expert’s view on new ideas and their potential, challenges, applications and technology readiness.
 
Ideas, projects or products are evaluated and selected for “elevator pitch”. An elevator pitch is a short, pre-prepared speech that explains what the new innovative solution does, clearly and succinctly. After each pitch, the audience and the experts will ask questions, and the experts from the wind industry will evaluate the idea. At the end of the session, the experts will reflect on all of the presented solutions.

Among others you can hear about a new wind turbine redesigned for more flexibility, LCOE and suitable for both on- and offshore locations. Or what about a new bolt fixation technology that allows you to control the bolt-tension and minimize the risk of incidents and maintenance? At the Game Changer workshop you will get new inspiration learn more about new, exciting technologies with great potential.

Presentations
Andreas Oxholm, KiteX
Flemming Selmer Nielsen, R&D
Thomas Merenyi, MMT

Panel of experts: 
Flemming Rasmussen, Head of Section, DTU Wind Energy
Kenneth Thomsen, Head of Section, DTU Wind Energy
Thomas Buhl, Wind Expert
Glenda Napier, CEO, Energy Innovation Cluster

Moderator: 
Alex Moreno, Project Manager, Energy Innovation Cluster
15:45 - 17:00
Blades – the future challenges

To continue the reduction of levelized cost of energy, innovation is needed in the entire value chain to make use of digitalization and industry 4.0. This session provides insight into some of the most recent efforts and development directions in blades design, test, manufacture and service.

Speakers:
Jeppe Funk Kirkegaard, Head of Blade Design, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy
Large Offshore blade design innovation challenges

Kim Branner, Senior Scientist, DTU Wind Energy
Test innovation needs for large blades

Roman Braun, Research Associate, Fraunhofer Institute for Wind Energy Systems
Costs and trends in modern rotor blade manufacturing

Hans Laurberg, CEO, Rope Robotics ApS
Blade service innovation using robotics

Moderator
Peter Fuglsang, Head of Offshore Blades and R&D, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy
17:00 - 18:30
Drinks & exhibition
18:30 - 21:30
Dinner

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