Past events
This page lists the events where POWER cluster has been present.
POWER cluster event participation

 3rd European Renewable Energy Policy Conference in Brussels, Belgium, 16-17 November 2009

For its third edition, the 3rd European Renewable Energy Policy Conference will be held in the framework of the Swedish EU Presidency on the 16 and 17 November 2009 in Brussels. EREC (European Renewable Energy Council) is organizing this high-level conference which is the most important information exchange platform for the renewable energy sector.
 
Offshore Business Meeting and Conference is an event directed towards the international offshore wind industry.


The event is coordinated jointly by Offshore Center Danmark and windcomm schleswig-holstein and will take place on two days in November 2009:
  • November 16: Conference in Husum, Germany
  • November 17: Business2Business Meetings at Hotel Britannia in Esbjerg, Denmak
 
Let the conference, that is supported by POWER cluster, introduce you to the latest scientific findings on the social, economic and political aspects of climate change. Climate 2009 will encourage more networking and information exchange among participants and hopefully catalyse new cooperation initiatives and possibly new joint projects. Besides the refereed scientific papers, we will offer you a chance to discuss the problems, barriers, challenges and chances and potentials related to climate and sustainability research. Special discussion fora and chat rooms will cater for direct interaction with the participant scientists.
 
The Windskill project has mobilized a wide range of stakeholders across Europe in a first-time endeavour to harmonize qualification standards in the European wind energy sector. The conference will report on the project outcomes and discuss key stakeholder perspectives on skills development in the wind industry. Participation is by registration only and free of charge to professionals from the wind industry and relevant institutes and organisations.
BWEA's 31st annual conference and exhibition offers three days of conference sessions  addressing policy, development and technical aspects of UK onshore and offshore wind energy, wave and tidal energy and small wind systems. Delegates will include senior representatives of government, industry and other stakeholders.

 

The International Workshop on Large-Scale Integration of Wind Power into Power Systems as well as on Transmission Networks for Offshore Wind Farms It is accompanied by the Third Workshop on Best Practice in the Use of Short-term Forecasting of Wind Power on October 13, 2009. This workshop, now one of the premier conferences in its field, will provide an excellent platform for exchanging knowledge and ideas and sharing experiences around wind energy during two days. Presentations are held by invited speakers from companies and leading research institutes as well as by workshop participants.
 
Eolica Expo Mediterranean in Rome, Italy, 30 September-2 October 2009This leading international event in Italy for the sector of wind energy will be held in conjunction with the 8th Conference on Wind Energy in the Mediterranean area. This reference event is for industries and protagonists of the wind energy sector, for operators, as well as for all those who wish to become part of this sector and want to invest in the new and promising market of Italy and countries of the Mediterranean area. The event will include a rich conference programme and refresher courses and seminars dedicated to operators. There will also be numerous workshops of the main exhibiting companies with an important agenda of meetings.
 
Wind Power Expo is the major trade fairs in southern Europe. For the first time the Power Expo is totally devoted to the wind power sector, offering a high consentration and specialisation in the thechnology and business of the wind energy sector. The Expos’ highlevel conference and its increasingly important exhibition is a bridge to international markets as it reaches out to attract “new faces, new costumers” from all over the world.
 
The Renewable Energy Finance Forum (REFF) London is Europe's largest and best-established event for renewable energy finance and investment. The 2009 conference will be the sector’s first large-scale discussion of the historic Renewable Energy Directive, newly agreed by the EU in December 2008. It will also be the industry’s first major event since the financial crisis started shaking economies worldwide. The two-day event will unite investors with project developers and senior executives from across the renewable energy and technology sectors, to provide delegates with cutting-edge insight as well as unparalleled networking opportunities. As in the last few years, REFF-London 2009 will also feature the Global Euromoney and Ernst & Young Renewable Energy Awards, celebrating excellence in renewable energy finance.
 
European Offshore Wind 2009 Conference & Exhibition at the Stockholm International Fairs, from 14-16 September 2009
The 2009 conference will examine how the development of offshore wind energy is progressing and will propose solutions to the many challenges still facing the industry. POWER cluster will be present at the conference.
 
Health and safety factors, as well as labour protection, will play a major role and will be treated as main issues at the conference. Connection to the grid and corrosion pose serious practical challenges to the offshore power industry and these topics will be given preferential treatment at the conference as well. POWER cluster will be present at the conference.
 
Local Government Climate Change Leadership Summit in Bella Center, Copenhagen, from 2-4 June 2009
Local Politicians from 160 Countries to from around the world will reinforce their commitments, present their achievements, demonstrate local greenhouse gas reduction measures and potentials as well as set out the framework conditions they need from national governments in order to be effective.
 
The All-Energy exhibition and conference is the UK’s largest event devoted to renewable energy. POWER cluster will be present at the conference.
 

 3rd European Renewable Energy Policy Conference in Brussels, Belgium, 16-17 November 2009

For its third edition, the 3rd European Renewable Energy Policy Conference will be held in the framework of the Swedish EU Presidency on the 16 and 17 November 2009 in Brussels. EREC (European Renewable Energy Council) is organizing this high-level conference which is the most important information exchange platform for the renewable energy sector.
 
Offshore Business Meeting and Conference is an event directed towards the international offshore wind industry.


The event is coordinated jointly by Offshore Center Danmark and windcomm schleswig-holstein and will take place on two days in November 2009:
  • November 16: Conference in Husum, Germany
  • November 17: Business2Business Meetings at Hotel Britannia in Esbjerg, Denmak
 
Let the conference, that is supported by POWER cluster, introduce you to the latest scientific findings on the social, economic and political aspects of climate change. Climate 2009 will encourage more networking and information exchange among participants and hopefully catalyse new cooperation initiatives and possibly new joint projects. Besides the refereed scientific papers, we will offer you a chance to discuss the problems, barriers, challenges and chances and potentials related to climate and sustainability research. Special discussion fora and chat rooms will cater for direct interaction with the participant scientists.
 
The Windskill project has mobilized a wide range of stakeholders across Europe in a first-time endeavour to harmonize qualification standards in the European wind energy sector. The conference will report on the project outcomes and discuss key stakeholder perspectives on skills development in the wind industry. Participation is by registration only and free of charge to professionals from the wind industry and relevant institutes and organisations.
BWEA's 31st annual conference and exhibition offers three days of conference sessions  addressing policy, development and technical aspects of UK onshore and offshore wind energy, wave and tidal energy and small wind systems. Delegates will include senior representatives of government, industry and other stakeholders.

 

The International Workshop on Large-Scale Integration of Wind Power into Power Systems as well as on Transmission Networks for Offshore Wind Farms It is accompanied by the Third Workshop on Best Practice in the Use of Short-term Forecasting of Wind Power on October 13, 2009. This workshop, now one of the premier conferences in its field, will provide an excellent platform for exchanging knowledge and ideas and sharing experiences around wind energy during two days. Presentations are held by invited speakers from companies and leading research institutes as well as by workshop participants.
 
Eolica Expo Mediterranean in Rome, Italy, 30 September-2 October 2009This leading international event in Italy for the sector of wind energy will be held in conjunction with the 8th Conference on Wind Energy in the Mediterranean area. This reference event is for industries and protagonists of the wind energy sector, for operators, as well as for all those who wish to become part of this sector and want to invest in the new and promising market of Italy and countries of the Mediterranean area. The event will include a rich conference programme and refresher courses and seminars dedicated to operators. There will also be numerous workshops of the main exhibiting companies with an important agenda of meetings.
 
Wind Power Expo is the major trade fairs in southern Europe. For the first time the Power Expo is totally devoted to the wind power sector, offering a high consentration and specialisation in the thechnology and business of the wind energy sector. The Expos’ highlevel conference and its increasingly important exhibition is a bridge to international markets as it reaches out to attract “new faces, new costumers” from all over the world.
 
The Renewable Energy Finance Forum (REFF) London is Europe's largest and best-established event for renewable energy finance and investment. The 2009 conference will be the sector’s first large-scale discussion of the historic Renewable Energy Directive, newly agreed by the EU in December 2008. It will also be the industry’s first major event since the financial crisis started shaking economies worldwide. The two-day event will unite investors with project developers and senior executives from across the renewable energy and technology sectors, to provide delegates with cutting-edge insight as well as unparalleled networking opportunities. As in the last few years, REFF-London 2009 will also feature the Global Euromoney and Ernst & Young Renewable Energy Awards, celebrating excellence in renewable energy finance.
 
European Offshore Wind 2009 Conference & Exhibition at the Stockholm International Fairs, from 14-16 September 2009
The 2009 conference will examine how the development of offshore wind energy is progressing and will propose solutions to the many challenges still facing the industry. POWER cluster will be present at the conference.
 
Health and safety factors, as well as labour protection, will play a major role and will be treated as main issues at the conference. Connection to the grid and corrosion pose serious practical challenges to the offshore power industry and these topics will be given preferential treatment at the conference as well. POWER cluster will be present at the conference.
 
Local Government Climate Change Leadership Summit in Bella Center, Copenhagen, from 2-4 June 2009
Local Politicians from 160 Countries to from around the world will reinforce their commitments, present their achievements, demonstrate local greenhouse gas reduction measures and potentials as well as set out the framework conditions they need from national governments in order to be effective.
 
The All-Energy exhibition and conference is the UK’s largest event devoted to renewable energy. POWER cluster will be present at the conference.
 
Project meeting at OrbisEnergy in Lowestoft, UK

The POWER cluster project consortium will combine its second transnational meeting from 4th-6th February 2009 with a visit to OrbisEnergy in Lowestoft, England, with the Southern North Sea Conference (SNS09) “Seabed, Surface & Skyline” conference in Norwich.

The SNS09, which is partly sponsored by POWER cluster, has immediate links into the POWER cluster project work packages about offshore wind business and skills development in the North Sea region and will offer the partners good opportunities to network.

At the conference the UK project partner East of England Energy Group (EEEgr) will give a general presentation about the POWER cluster project.

The POWER cluster project consortium will combine its second transnational meeting from 4th-6th February 2009 with a visit to OrbisEnergy in Lowestoft, England, with the Southern North Sea Conference (SNS09) “Seabed, Surface & Skyline” conference in Norwich.

The SNS09, which is partly sponsored by POWER cluster, has immediate links into the POWER cluster project work packages about offshore wind business and skills development in the North Sea region and will offer the partners good opportunities to network.

At the conference the UK project partner East of England Energy Group (EEEgr) will give a general presentation about the POWER cluster project.

POWER cluster project at the DEWEK 2008
Visit the POWER cluster project at the DEWEK 2008 at stand C04 in the Hanse Hall of the Congress Centre in Bremen.  
 
Meet representatives of the POWER cluster project and learn about the competencies of POWER cluster on the 26th and 27th of November 2008. POWER cluster will be at stand C04 together with the Bremerhaven Economic Development Company GmbH (BIS) and the Wind Energy Agency Bremerhaven/ Bremen e. V. (WAB).
 
The biannual conference is organized by the German institute for wind energy (DEWI) and informs delegates of the international technical level of development of the wind energy industry. In 2006 over 600 participants from 29 countries participated in the conference and around 60 companies were present at the fair. The Dewek exhibition is open to the public with free entry, with a charge for entry to the conference. POWER cluster representatives look forward to meeting industry representatives and conference delegates at the Power Cluster stand. More information can be found at DEWEK.
Visit the POWER cluster project at the DEWEK 2008 at stand C04 in the Hanse Hall of the Congress Centre in Bremen.  
 
Meet representatives of the POWER cluster project and learn about the competencies of POWER cluster on the 26th and 27th of November 2008. POWER cluster will be at stand C04 together with the Bremerhaven Economic Development Company GmbH (BIS) and the Wind Energy Agency Bremerhaven/ Bremen e. V. (WAB).
 
The biannual conference is organized by the German institute for wind energy (DEWI) and informs delegates of the international technical level of development of the wind energy industry. In 2006 over 600 participants from 29 countries participated in the conference and around 60 companies were present at the fair. The Dewek exhibition is open to the public with free entry, with a charge for entry to the conference. POWER cluster representatives look forward to meeting industry representatives and conference delegates at the Power Cluster stand. More information can be found at DEWEK.
Stiftung Offshore Windenergie
In October 2008, Andreas Wagner from the POWER cluster partner Stiftung Offshore Windenergie was invited to attend various European offshore wind energy meetings and events with relevance to the POWER cluster project.
 
European Wind Energy Conference Steering Committee meeting in Stockholm
The committee met in October to plan for the next European Wind Energy Conference, which takes place in Stockholm from 14-16 September 2009.
 
The following programme structure was agreed:
(1) Grids (networks and markets)
(2) Industrial development
(3) Environmental and administrative considerations
 
The POWER cluster project partners have been invited to submit abstracts under all three tracks (WP2 under track 1 and 2, WP 1 under track 3).
 
European Technology Platform for Wind Energy meeting in Brussels
The European Technology Platform for Wind Energy’s (TPWind) General Assembly meeting took place in Brussels in October.
 
TPWind published its Strategic Research Agenda (SRA) and Market Deployment Strategy (MDS) document in July 2008. The plenary session of the General Assembly can also be viewed at  http://www.windplatform.eu/10.0.html
 
 Individual Working Groups discussed ways to implement the SRA and MDS documents. Andreas took part in the Working Group Offshore Development & Operations (WG 4).
 
During the discussion, it was recommended to review other EU ongoing (research) projects that deal with offshore wind energy. Andreas referred to the activities within the POWER cluster project, and distributed some POWER cluster flyers.
 
Mid Term UpWind Workshop in Brussels
Following the TPWind meeting, the UpWind consortium organised the Mid Term UpWind Workshop which took place at MCE (Management Centre Europe) in Brussels.
 
Andreas and Thomas Jensen from the South Denmark European Office, also a Power cluster partner displayed the POWER cluster flyer at the workshop.
 
UpWind is a large integrated project on wind energy under FP6, the Sixth EU Framework Programme for Research and Development. This workshop was attended by more than 100 participants and followed by many more through the webinar. The workshop presentations are available and a video for each presentation will be uploaded on the UpWind web-site soon.
 
Offshore Industry Expert Group meeting in Brussels
Andreas attended the second Offshore Industry Expert Group meeting which was organised by Mr. Adamowitsch, EU-Coordinator for the project of European interest:
 

Andreas was personally invited to attend this meeting by Mr. Kerner who is Mr. Adamowitsch’s collaborator from the European Commission. Andreas was given a slot to present the progress of Germany’s first offshore wind farm, the test site alpha ventus. The POWER cluster project was also invited to present its activities.

Grid connections of European offshore wind projects are of key priority to Mr. Adamowitsch which is also an activity within Work Package 2, Business, of POWER cluster. In his report, he highlights a bilateral cable connection in the North Sea, between Norway and Germany. In the Baltic Sea, he proposed a cable between Germany, Sweden and Denmark, to connect the project ‘Kriegers Flak’.  

 

DENA workshop in Rendsburg, Germany

In November, the German Energy Agency DENA organised a regional workshop in Rendsburg, Germany, dealing with offshore wind energy and social acceptance, tourism and the regional economy (‘Wind farms off the coast of Schleswig-Holstein – Caught between climate protection and regional economy’)

 

This follows two similar events in Rostock (December 2007) and Cuxhaven (April 2008).
 
As part of the POWER cluster project, Andreas will present the Offshore Wind Energy Information Campaign which will be sailing along the coast from 2009 onwards.
In October 2008, Andreas Wagner from the POWER cluster partner Stiftung Offshore Windenergie was invited to attend various European offshore wind energy meetings and events with relevance to the POWER cluster project.
 
European Wind Energy Conference Steering Committee meeting in Stockholm
The committee met in October to plan for the next European Wind Energy Conference, which takes place in Stockholm from 14-16 September 2009.
 
The following programme structure was agreed:
(1) Grids (networks and markets)
(2) Industrial development
(3) Environmental and administrative considerations
 
The POWER cluster project partners have been invited to submit abstracts under all three tracks (WP2 under track 1 and 2, WP 1 under track 3).
 
European Technology Platform for Wind Energy meeting in Brussels
The European Technology Platform for Wind Energy’s (TPWind) General Assembly meeting took place in Brussels in October.
 
TPWind published its Strategic Research Agenda (SRA) and Market Deployment Strategy (MDS) document in July 2008. The plenary session of the General Assembly can also be viewed at  http://www.windplatform.eu/10.0.html
 
 Individual Working Groups discussed ways to implement the SRA and MDS documents. Andreas took part in the Working Group Offshore Development & Operations (WG 4).
 
During the discussion, it was recommended to review other EU ongoing (research) projects that deal with offshore wind energy. Andreas referred to the activities within the POWER cluster project, and distributed some POWER cluster flyers.
 
Mid Term UpWind Workshop in Brussels
Following the TPWind meeting, the UpWind consortium organised the Mid Term UpWind Workshop which took place at MCE (Management Centre Europe) in Brussels.
 
Andreas and Thomas Jensen from the South Denmark European Office, also a Power cluster partner displayed the POWER cluster flyer at the workshop.
 
UpWind is a large integrated project on wind energy under FP6, the Sixth EU Framework Programme for Research and Development. This workshop was attended by more than 100 participants and followed by many more through the webinar. The workshop presentations are available and a video for each presentation will be uploaded on the UpWind web-site soon.
 
Offshore Industry Expert Group meeting in Brussels
Andreas attended the second Offshore Industry Expert Group meeting which was organised by Mr. Adamowitsch, EU-Coordinator for the project of European interest:
 

Andreas was personally invited to attend this meeting by Mr. Kerner who is Mr. Adamowitsch’s collaborator from the European Commission. Andreas was given a slot to present the progress of Germany’s first offshore wind farm, the test site alpha ventus. The POWER cluster project was also invited to present its activities.

Grid connections of European offshore wind projects are of key priority to Mr. Adamowitsch which is also an activity within Work Package 2, Business, of POWER cluster. In his report, he highlights a bilateral cable connection in the North Sea, between Norway and Germany. In the Baltic Sea, he proposed a cable between Germany, Sweden and Denmark, to connect the project ‘Kriegers Flak’.  

 

DENA workshop in Rendsburg, Germany

In November, the German Energy Agency DENA organised a regional workshop in Rendsburg, Germany, dealing with offshore wind energy and social acceptance, tourism and the regional economy (‘Wind farms off the coast of Schleswig-Holstein – Caught between climate protection and regional economy’)

 

This follows two similar events in Rostock (December 2007) and Cuxhaven (April 2008).
 
As part of the POWER cluster project, Andreas will present the Offshore Wind Energy Information Campaign which will be sailing along the coast from 2009 onwards.
POWER cluster project kick-off meeting in Stavanger

POWER cluster partners in front of the Norwegian Petroleum MuseumStavanger is known as the Norwegian oil capital, but in September 2008 the city on the south-western coast of Norway set the scene for an offshore wind energy event when the 18 partners met to kick-off the POWER cluster project.  

From 22nd to 23rd September  the Norwegian project partner [Greater Stavanger] kindly hosted a two-day POWER cluster project kick-off meeting where the consortium fine-tuned the road map for the four project work streams which will be completed over the next three years.




POWER cluster partners in front of the Norwegian Petroleum Museum


As an inspiring input to the meeting Kjell Olav Skjølsvik from Enova a public enterprise owned by the Royal Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy, gave a presentation on the potential for offshore wind in Norway. This was followed by a presentation on existing offshore wind activities in Norway by Stig M. Svalheim from Lyse Energy and Telecommunication which is owned by 16 municipalities in the Rogaland County. 

 

The winning POWER cluster wind turbine building team.The kick-off meeting also offered the project partners an opportunities to network and display their innovative and creative skills during a team building session at the Norwegian Petroleum Museum. For An hour and a half the partners split up into four groups to design and build wind turbines from wood and metal, which had to be able to power a light. Although only three teams succeeded in generating electricity, all four teams showed great team spirit and ingenuity!   

      


 

  

 

The winning “POWER cluster wind turbine building” team.

POWER cluster partners in front of the Norwegian Petroleum MuseumStavanger is known as the Norwegian oil capital, but in September 2008 the city on the south-western coast of Norway set the scene for an offshore wind energy event when the 18 partners met to kick-off the POWER cluster project.  

From 22nd to 23rd September  the Norwegian project partner [Greater Stavanger] kindly hosted a two-day POWER cluster project kick-off meeting where the consortium fine-tuned the road map for the four project work streams which will be completed over the next three years.




POWER cluster partners in front of the Norwegian Petroleum Museum


As an inspiring input to the meeting Kjell Olav Skjølsvik from Enova a public enterprise owned by the Royal Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy, gave a presentation on the potential for offshore wind in Norway. This was followed by a presentation on existing offshore wind activities in Norway by Stig M. Svalheim from Lyse Energy and Telecommunication which is owned by 16 municipalities in the Rogaland County. 

 

The winning POWER cluster wind turbine building team.The kick-off meeting also offered the project partners an opportunities to network and display their innovative and creative skills during a team building session at the Norwegian Petroleum Museum. For An hour and a half the partners split up into four groups to design and build wind turbines from wood and metal, which had to be able to power a light. Although only three teams succeeded in generating electricity, all four teams showed great team spirit and ingenuity!   

      


 

  

 

The winning “POWER cluster wind turbine building” team.

POWER cluster presentation

POWER cluster was invited to give a presentation about the POWER cluster project activities as one of three energy-related projects approved under the new 2007-2013 Programme of the North Sea Region (NSR) Programme.
The Transnational Cooperation Seminar on Energy was held in Aberdeen on 23 September 2008. More than 50 participants from seven countries bordering the North Sea discussed the challenges and the possibilities for renewable energy and energy efficiency and the role that the new Interreg IVB North Sea Region Programme can play in funding respective activities.
During the morning session, several European experts gave lectures on innovative developments in the field of energy, such as ocean energy, offshore wind power, bio-fuels and energy-efficient transport.
Sebastian Schüßler, of REM • Consult, Hamburg on behalf of POWER cluster, gave a presentation during the afternoon session about the background to POWER cluster, and the innovative activities of the project.. The presentation was well received by the participants, and subsequent informal discussion sessions provided excellent opportunities for further debate on future transnational cooperation and exchange.
The POWER cluster lecture and further seminar presentations are available under http://www.northsearegion.eu/ivb/news/show/&tid=250

POWER cluster was invited to give a presentation about the POWER cluster project activities as one of three energy-related projects approved under the new 2007-2013 Programme of the North Sea Region (NSR) Programme.
The Transnational Cooperation Seminar on Energy was held in Aberdeen on 23 September 2008. More than 50 participants from seven countries bordering the North Sea discussed the challenges and the possibilities for renewable energy and energy efficiency and the role that the new Interreg IVB North Sea Region Programme can play in funding respective activities.
During the morning session, several European experts gave lectures on innovative developments in the field of energy, such as ocean energy, offshore wind power, bio-fuels and energy-efficient transport.
Sebastian Schüßler, of REM • Consult, Hamburg on behalf of POWER cluster, gave a presentation during the afternoon session about the background to POWER cluster, and the innovative activities of the project.. The presentation was well received by the participants, and subsequent informal discussion sessions provided excellent opportunities for further debate on future transnational cooperation and exchange.
The POWER cluster lecture and further seminar presentations are available under http://www.northsearegion.eu/ivb/news/show/&tid=250