In our final #RUKGOW19 blog, Global Wind Energy Council CEO Ben Backwell, reflects on one of our most successful, international events. Ben is a leading commentator and strategist in the renewable energy sector. He worked as a journalist and analyst for 20 years, covering energy policy, markets and large energy companies in Europe, the US, Venezuela, Brazil, Argentina and other countries. During the week of 24th June, the UK was the epicentre of the global offshore wind indus
In our latest #RUKGOW19 blog, Tony Fong, ORE Catapult’s lead engineer on the MIMRee project, discusses the project’s objectives and the future for autonomous systems in offshore wind O&M. Not so long ago, the idea that a fleet of autonomous robots could carry out inspections and repairs on an offshore wind farm would have been an ambitious pipe dream. As the technology has matured, developments in robotics, control systems and artificial intelligence mean that unmanned mainte
Ricardo Da Silva, Grid and Regulation Analyst at ScottishPower Renewables, is one of RenewableUK's #RUKGOW19 Industry Champions. Catch him at the Innovation Theatre at 12:45 on Wednesday 26th June talking about the UK System Operator's intention to operate the system safely and securely at zero carbon by 2025. You can see the full programme for Global Offshore Wind 2019 and register here. I recently had the opportunity to listen to BBC Radio 4 ‘Stress Test’ show with “network
In our latest #RUKGOW19 blog Julian Brown, Vice President and UK Country Manager at MHI Vestas Offshore Wind, sets that the UK’s leadership in offshore wind is well documented and is a success story that many now look to as an important economic opportunity within the decarbonisation agenda. Julian will be speaking in the Sector Deal session at Global Offshore Wind 2019. Where We Stand Today The UK has fashioned an ambitious blueprint for offshore wind deployment building on
For our latest #RUKGOW19 Event Partner blog, Taylor McKenzie, Innovation Analyst at ScottishPower Renewables, explores the opportunity for clean hydrogen in decarbonising the energy sector. The UK has seen a significant increase in the amount of renewable energy generation coming onto the electricity network in recent years. This, combined with the reducing costs of offshore wind, the signing of the Offshore Wind Sector Deal, and a healthy pipeline of projects means that the
In our latest #RUKGOW19 blog, Sebastian Bringsværd, Head of Hywind Development for Equinor, discusses the potential for floating offshore wind in the UK and beyond. The ocean covers around 70% of the world’s surface and is an under-utilised resource for energy and economic growth. Close to 80% of the resource potential is in deep waters. That’s ideal for floating offshore wind power. In Europe, offshore wind already has a strong foothold with close to 15GW installed capacity.
For our first #RUKGOW19 Event Partner blog, Chris Willow, Floating Wind Growth Manager at innogy talks about how leading developers are building smart supply chains as offshore wind markets grow across the world. It is fair to say that offshore wind has never just been about producing electricity. Politics surrounds our industry, and one of the biggest issues has always been about building successful supply chains in both existing and growing markets around the world. What ar
RenewableUK's Head of External Affairs, Luke Clark, outlines the key challenges and opportunities for offshore wind as we scale-up our ambitions, and which will be at the heart of #RUKGOW19 The global outlook for offshore wind has never been stronger. RenewableUK’s latest Project Intelligence report shows the global pipeline of projects continues to grow, both in established European and emerging global markets. Rapid developments in technology, markets and policies are trans