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.

Conference themes

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

 High-level sessions 

 Next generation technologies

 Industrialization & standardization

 Energy systemsintegration & infrastructure


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, Dekan, SDU
Michael Finch Pedersen, Director, Head of Machinery, Maersk
Lars Bondo Krogsgaard, Co-CEO, MHI Vestas
Michael Mücke Jensen, Manager Engineering and Environment, Drivkraft Danmark
Morten Pilgaard Rasmussen, Head of Technology, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy
Søren Dupont, CEO Electricity System Operator, Energinet


See the full list of speakers

See program overview and all session descriptions

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8:30 - 9:30
Coffee, registration & exhibition
9:30 - 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
Representative from A.P. Møller-Mærsk

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:
Hot or not list – current status
Agnar Gudmundsson, Senior Director Modularisation, Vestas Wind Systems (TBC),
Per Hessellund Lauritsen, Research Manager, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy and
Torben Hvid Larsen, CTO, MHI Vestas Offshore Wind (TBC)

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

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

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:
John Korsgaard, Senior Director of Engineering Excellence, LM Wind Power.
Theis Gisselbæk, COO, Port of Grenaa
Nina Vielen-Kallio, New Business Manager, Virol (NL)


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 (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?

Speakers
Dorte Kamper, Vice President, LM Wind Power

Moderator
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 - Forestry – the latest news 
Morten L Thøgersen, Head of Department, EMD International - Uncertainty – the latest news 
Hans E Jørgensen, Head of Section, DTU Wind - 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:
Daniel Holm Kristensen, Managing Partner, Manawell Technologies
Morten Handberg, Cheif Blade Specialist and Partner, Wind Power Lab
Lennart Kühlmeier, CEO, FineTune
Rasmus Bisgaard, Business Development Manager, Trifork

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

This session highlights the main challenges for strengthening the competitiveness in an onshore market where we see market request of increasing MW size, rotor size, hub hight and park lay out effectiveness, while at same time we see a decrease in product series lifetime and product series volume.
Several design-, installation- and service solutions will be presented and discussed. Some are of game changing character and others being more incremental, but all are enabling further upscaling.

Speakers
Morten Pilgaard Rasmussen, Head of Offshore Technology, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy
Ion Arocena de la Rúa, Project Manager, NabraWind
Per Fenger, CEO, Liftra
Martin Skov Jensen, Chief Product Engineer, Vestas

Moderators:
Anders Rebsdorf
Flemming Rasmussen, Head of Section, DTU Wind
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 - Lidars – the latest news
Jakob Mann, Professor, DTU Wind - 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?

Speakers:

Moderator
 
13:00 - 14:00
Lunch
14:00 - 15:15
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. Perhaps local initiatives and local commitment to the green transition could be the key to reversing negative developments in many rural areas and at the same time create positive support for the deployment of more solar and wind energy.
 
5 speakers have been invited, who in different ways work to create support for the green transition, including the deployment of onshore wind and renewable energy. How do they handle it? What about the economy? How do they ensure social acceptance in the local community? 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.

Speakers
Representative, Ikast-Brande Municipality
Preben Nissen, Vice Chairman, The Association for the Advancement of Development in Rejsby, Vodder and Brøns 
Christopher Sørensen, CEO, GreenLab Skive
Steffen Damsgaard, Chairman, Rural Joint Council (Landdistrikternes Fællesråd)

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
Esben Klinkby, Co-founder & Neutronics, Seaborg Technologies
Hans Christian Fejborg, Chairman, AquaNamic IVS
Peter Jensen, Division Director, Aalborg CSP A/S

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).

Speakers

Moderator
Lars Pilgaard Mikkelsen, 
14:00 - 15:15
The perspectives and implementation of machine learning based on big data

 
14:00 - 15:15
Megavind strategies
15:15 - 15:45
Coffee break & exhibition
15:45 - 17:00
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. Perhaps local initiatives and local commitment to the green transition could be the key to reversing negative developments in many rural areas and at the same time create positive support for the deployment of more solar and wind energy.
 
5 speakers have been invited, who in different ways work to create support for the green transition, including the deployment of onshore wind and renewable energy. How do they handle it? What about the economy? How do they ensure social acceptance in the local community? 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.

Speakers
Representative, Ikast-Brande Municipality
Preben Nissen, Vice Chairman, The Association for the Advancement of Development in Rejsby, Vodder and Brøns 
Christopher Sørensen, CEO, GreenLab Skive
Steffen Damsgaard, Chairman, Rural Joint Council (Landdistrikternes Fællesråd)

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
SAS (TBC)

Moderator
Stefan Krüger Nielsen, Senior Advisor, Wind Denmark
 
15:45 - 17:00
Global market outlook
15:45 - 17:00
Show me your game changer: New innovative solutions for the wind industry

WIND ENERGY DENMARK invites you 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 your idea and its 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 the all of the presented solutions.

Please send your idea, project or product to asm@eicluster.dk no later than September 16th. It has to clarify what challenge is being solved, what the solution is as well as the potential for implementation. The chosen projects will be contacted September 20th.

Panel of experts: 
Anders Rebsdorf, Board Member, Wind Denmark
Flemming Rasmussen, Head of Section, DTU Wind Energy
Kenneth Thomsen, Head of Section, DTU Wind Energy
John T. Olsen, Cheif Engineer, GE Renewable (TBC)

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 A/S
Kim Branner, Senior Scientist, DTU Wind
Roman Braun, Research Associate, Fraunhofer Institute for Wind Energy Systems
Hans Laurberg, CEO, Rope Robotics ApS

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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