The European offshore wind industry: a wake-up call




Offshore wind industry landscape

This event will enable an open and in-depth discussion on the European Commission’s European Wind Power package, published on 24 October as an outcome of the 2023 State of the Union speech. Commissioner for Energy Kadri Simson is opening the debate with a keynote speech.

The discussion will address the bottlenecks the sector is facing: auction design, permitting, financial support, and the level playing field.

Stakeholders from a range of industries will present their views, so that the proposal can be examined from every angle.

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11:00 Welcome & introduction - MEP Morten Helveg Petersen

11:10 Keynote speech by Commissioner for Energy Kadri Simson

11:20 Q&A with Commissioner Kadri Simson

11:40 Interventions from stakeholders

Moderator: MEP Morten Helveg Petersen

  • Catherine Vandenborre, CEO Ad Interim, Elia Group
  • Xabier Viteri Solaun, CEO of Iberdrola Renewables
  • Raf Iemants, CEO of Smulders
  • Antonella Battaglini, CEO of Renewables Grid Initiative and representative of Offshore Coalition for Energy and Nature (OCEaN)
  • Ulrik Stridbæk, Vice-President of Ørsted
  • Wanda Buk, Vice-President of Polska Grupa Energetyczna
  • Ann Mettler, Vice-President Europe, Breakthrough Energy

12:10 Q&A with Renew Members and public

12:25 Concluding remarks MEP Morten Helveg Petersen


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