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The Estonian Offshore Wind Energy Conference is chaired by Tuuliki Kasonen – the General Manager of Estonian Wind Power Association and Project Manager of Estonian Wind Power Cluster

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

11.30 Registration

12.00 Opening words by Riho Rahuoja, Governor of Hiiumaa and Martin Kruus, Chairman of the Board of Estonian Wind Power Association (EWPA) and Nelja Energia

Introduction to Offshore Wind Energy

  • Offshore wind energy in the Baltic Sea, Martin Kruus EWPA, Nelja Energia
  • Statistical transfer and other cooperation mechanisms in the Renewable Energy Directive: opportunities for international cooperation in the production of renewable energy. Siim Meeliste, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications
  • Finland’s offshore wind energy – status, pilot wind farm and strategic plans. Ari Sundelin, Prizztech

13.45 Energy break

14.05 Wind energy and Local Community

  • Denmark’s experience in uniting local communities and wind power. Middlegrund offshore wind farm case study. Hans Christian Sørensen, Middelgrunden Wind Turbine Cooperative
  • Energy cooperatives in Estonia – what, who and how? Kristiina Sipelgas, Estonian Development Fund
  • Cooperation between wind energy and local communities, an example from Hanila. Arno Peksar, the Mayor of Hanila Parish

15.30 Energy break

15.50 – 17.00 Environmental Impacts of Offshore Wind Farms

  • Environmental impact monitoring of offshore wind farms in Belgian waters. Robin Brabant, Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences
  • Impacts of offshore wind turbines on Birds, case study from Sweden. Leif Nilsson, Biological Institute. University of Lund Sweden

Wednesday, Oktoober 30, 2013

09.00 Planning Offshore Wind Energy

  • Offshore wind from EU perspective. Anne-Bénédicte Genachte, EWEA – The European Wind Energy Association
  • Overview of the Estonian Marine Spatial Planning in two pilot areas:
    Pärnumaa by Tiiu Pärn – Head of the Planning Unit County, Government of Pärnu
    Hiiumaa by Heiki Kalberg – Landscape Architect, Artes Terrae

10.30 Energy break

10.50 Planning Offshore Wind Energy continues

  • Overview of the offshore wind energy projects in Estonia:
    Loode-Eesti by Siim Paist – Development Manager, Nelja Energia & Liis Tikerpuu – Consultant, Ramboll Eesti
    Liivi Bay by Lauri Ulm – Offshore wind farm Project Manager, Eesti Energia

11.50 The benefits of offshore wind energy on economic and energy security

  • Balanced integration of wind energy and increasing energy security. Karl Pärn. ABB
  • How do Estonian companies participate in international offshore wind energy industry? Ice resistant wind turbine foundation – pilot by Estonian Wind Power Cluster, Eero Saava

13.00 Ending the conference


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