Onshore Wind Energy 2019
Tuesday 05 November | Hilton Glasgow
With a new UK Government in place and a firm cross-party and long term commitment to net zero, onshore wind will have a key role to play in the UK’s net zero future. But given the UK is not currently on track to meet carbon targets, and the need for new policies and plans to help us achieve emissions reduction, our conference will explore the different ways onshore wind can deliver for UK consumers and businesses. In a policy and technical stream, we will discuss how the policy and regulatory framework should change so that the UK can deploy new onshore wind, and make the most of our existing assets.
Onshore Wind Energy 2019 brings our industry together to discuss pathways to a sustainable future for this great technology. Our day will be structured around two central themes.
- Explore the next generation of onshore wind schemes and their contribution to net zero. Debate which new markets wind can work best in and look at the role of onshore wind in supporting rural communities become low carbon leaders.
- Examine our large fleet of existing onshore wind projects, and discuss latest activity in asset management, O&M and repowering.
Energy Consulting Leader – Scotland Arup
Partner - Head of Planning
Shepherd and Wedderburn
|Dr Jethro Browell
University of Strathclyde
Director Structured Finance
Senior Asset Performance Engineer
Natural Power Consultants
Policy & Regulation
Director - Asset Optimisation and Management
Director of Capital Projects
CEONational Infrastructure Commission
Conservative Environment Network
Head of Onshore
Why is this event important?
Onshore wind is the UK’s lowest cost power source and the single largest source of renewable capacity in the GB energy mix. Onshore wind is also an important part of our economy, delivering two thirds UK content and excelling at investing in rural communities. To deliver a net zero economy we need to double electricity generation in the UK, and quadruple renewable electricity capacity. Any credible plan to do this needs to recognise the important role of onshore wind in this.
More than any other energy source, onshore wind has proved that renewables are a future for any economy looking for reliable low cost and low carbon power. Onshore wind solved the energy trilemma.