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|08.45 - 09.30||
Registration, exhibition & networking
|09.30 - 10.30||
A1: Transforming the Future for Onshore Wind
The industry’s vision is of an energy market transformed by innovation and investment in onshore wind, which has a leading role to play in meeting our carbon targets and delivering the Government's Industrial Strategy. New technology and innovation mean that onshore wind can be at the heart of a clean, reliable and affordable energy system. Join us to hear from industry leaders who will discuss the key opportunities and challenges of delivering this vision.
|10.30 - 11.15||
Coffee Break, exhibition & networking
|11.15 - 12.30||
A2: Delivering Subsidy Free
How will the industry deliver “subsidy free” projects? What does it mean for developers, the supply chain, and the people who support them?
- Is high local content achievable when delivering low-cost projects?
|B2: Smart and Flexible at All Ages
With over 7,000 operational turbines in the UK, onshore wind has a significant role to play as part of a flexible energy system. As the industry develops innovative solutions to maximise operational efficiency, how will these work best together? This session will explore the role of artificial intelligence, the opportunities afforded by digitisation and how these technologies can have a positive impact across the lifecycle of assets.
|12.30 - 14.00||Lunch, Exhibition & Networking
|14.00 - 15.15||
A3: Repowering: Doing More with Less?
With projects coming to the end of their initial lifespans, asset owners are thinking about their next steps. Dismantling our onshore assets risks missing our carbon targets, so the industry needs to ensure the sites already in use continue to be supported. During this session, RenewableUK will be sharing new, market-leading analysis showcasing the size and scope of the onshore repowering market. This session will also focus on how new technology and innovations can maximise site efficiencies.
B3: Local Content and Local Communities
Thriving local supply chains will become increasingly important in securing community support for onshore wind. The Scottish and Welsh Governments are formulating new policy approaches to secure maximum economic benefit for communities, which include shared and local ownership proposals. At the same time, new market solutions are being developed which will drive collective consumer ownership. We will be exploring how local content and inward investment will be delivered alongside these proposals.
|15.15 - 16.30||
A4: Breaking Down the Barriers: What Next for the Onshore Industry?
The onshore industry is at a crucial point. We need your input on how the industry addresses key challenges.