Onshore Wind Energy 2019

Tuesday 05 November | Hilton Glasgow

Where next?

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.
Featured Speakers
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Chris Calvert
Executive Director

Pegasus Energy                                  
Clare Lavelle
Associate Director

Energy Consulting Leader – Scotland Arup
Clark MacFarlane
Managing Director
Siemens Gamesa
Renewable Energy
Colin Innes
Partner - Head of Planning

Shepherd and Wedderburn 


Colin Williams
Director -Wind

Muirhall Energy
Cristian Lopez

Smartive UK
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Dr Jethro Browell
Research Fellow
University of Strathclyde
Esbjorn Wilmar
Managing Director

Gauri Kasbekar-Shah
Director Structured Finance
Iain Dinwoodie
Senior Asset Performance Engineer
Natural Power Consultants 

Kate Turner
Policy & Regulation

ScottishPower Renewables                     
Keir Harman
Director - Asset
Optimisation and Management
Mike Daniel BW Mike Daniel BW Mike Daniel BW Sam Hall BW  Richard Koiak BW  
Lang Banks
WWF Scotland
Paul Cooley
Director of Capital Projects
SSE Renewables
Phil Graham
National Infrastructure Commission
Sam Hall
Conservative Environment Network         
Richard Koiak
Head of Onshore
ScottishPower Renewables                                 
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.