How to Leverage the North Sea’s Offshore Wind Potential? Ifri Green Deal Virtual Lunch Series
For Europe to reach climate neutrality by 2050, the European Commission (EC) expects offshore wind capacity to go from 23 GW today to up to 450 GW, with half of this capacity to be installed in the North Sea, the pioneer region with still large untapped wind resources.
Despite uncertainties on post-Brexit trading & political arrangements, neighbouring countries and industry stakeholder are actively working on solutions to optimise generation and grid investments and they are also exploring visionary concepts around interconnectors, power-to-X technologies and system integration.
In the context of the upcoming release of the EC strategy on offshore renewable energies, this webinar aims to discuss progress made in developing the North Sea’s offshore wind potential and to highlight promising options to facilitate cross-border projects.
Chair: Marc-Antoine Eyl-Mazzega, Director, Center for Energy & Climate, Ifri
- Christopher Fox, Head of Europe and Offshore Wind, Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy, United-Kingdom
- Cédric Le Bousse, Director Marine Renewable Energies France, EDF
- Thierry Kalfon, Managing Director Renewables Global Business Line, ENGIE
- Jasper Vis, Workstream Lead for North Sea Wind Power Hub, TenneT
Moderation: Carole Mathieu, Head of EU Energy & Climate Policies, Ifri
This webinar will be held in English.
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