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Wind Finland 2023
4.10.2023 – Kaapelitehdas, Helsinki

A full day of Finnish Wind Power

Our main event – Wind Finland is the most significant event in Finland dedicated to wind power. With over 700 participants from over 12 countries, the event provides an opportunity to meet other people in the industry and learn from the latest winds. Cocktails and an Evening Event with dinner and entertainment follow the seminar day making it a full day of wind power and networking within the industry.

We want to thank everyone who participated Wind Finland 2023 and hope to see you soon in our upcoming events!


Program – 4th of Oct.

Kaapelitehdas, Helsinki

  • 8:30 Doors open & breakfast

9:30 First seminar session

  • Seminar opening, Hannele Holttinen / Clic Innovation
  • Key note, Giles Dickson / WindEurope
  • How industry will deliver on Wind Energy ambitions in Europe, Anna Schlasberg Wachtmeister / Vestas
  • What’s up, Finnish Wind Power? Anni Mikkonen & Heidi Paalatie / Finnish Wind Power Association
  • 10:45 Break

11:20 Second seminar session

  • Finnish strategy for hydrogen economy boosting wind power, Simo Säynevirta / ABB & H2O Cluster
  • Hydrogen – Aspects of safety, Satu Tuurna / Kiwa
  • Maximizing wind farm revenues through electricity storage, Claudia Hain / Wolf Energetik Gmbh
  • 12:35 Networking lunch

14:00 Third seminar session

  • Quicker connections of wind with dynamic line rating, Vivi Mathiesen / Heimdall Power AS
  • Enabling faster integration and less curtailment of wind power with dynamic line rating, Antti Harjula / Fingrid
  • Discussion
  • 14:50 Coffee break

15:40 Fourth seminar session

  • Flexible, competitive new demand to unlock the renewables potential, Tapio Melgin / McKinsey & Company
  • How not to repeat the Swedish wind mistakes, Fredrik Bodecker / Bodecker Partners
  • Becoming a leader country in clean energy, Kai Mykkänen / The Government of Finland

17:00 Cocktail Session

18:00 Evening Event

  • 18:00 Networking Evening
  • 19:00 Dinner
  • 21:00 Entertainment – live music, karaoke
  • 01:00 Doors close

The exhibition area is the heart of our event and is open all day.

Wind Finland hosted a wind power recruiting event

This year in Wind Finland, a recruiting was organized besides the seminar to attract new talents to the wind power industry! The recruitment event brought job-seekers together with companies in the wind power sector, giving companies the opportunity to showcase their career opportunities and find new talents.

Please remember to check Intelligent Employment’s tips for the recruiter and the candidates

Thanks to all who participated the event. We hope you made valuable contacts and wish to see you in the future in wind power business!

Announced speakers

Giles Dickson

CEO – WindEurope

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Giles Dickson is the CEO of WindEurope. WindEurope is the voice of the European wind industry. It represents the whole value chain of onshore and offshore wind across Europe and has more than 500 members. It engages Governments and other stakeholders on policy and regulation. It organises industry exhibitions, conferences and workshops. And it coordinates publicly-funded R&D in wind.  

Kai Mykkänen

Minister of Climate and Environment – The Government of Finland
Becoming a leader country in clean energy

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Kai Mykkänen is the Minister of Climate and the Environment of Finland since June 2023. Prior to this, he was the Chairman of the Parliamentary Group of the National Coalition Party. Mykkänen has worked as the Minister of Foreign Trade and Development 2016-2018 and as the Minister of Interior 2018-2019. He was also in response of the National Coalition’s energy policy under the previous government. Mykkänen has also worked for instance at Sampo Bank in Russia, at the East Office of Finnish Industries in St. Petersburg and at the Confederation of Finnish Industries in Helsinki. 

Mykkänen describes himself as a pro-market, pro-environment reformer. Finland has decided to ban the use of coal by 2030. Mykkänen took the initiative, and he was also in response of National Coalitions’ energy and climate issues.

Anni Mikkonen

CEO – Finnish Wind Power Association
What’s up, Finnish wind power?

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Anni Mikkonen is the CEO of the Finnish Wind Power Association since 2009. During her time the association and the importance of wind power in the Finnish energy sector have increased significantly. Anni is leading wind power experts in Finland. She holds a master’s decrees in Environmental Sciences (MSc) and in Corporate Environmental Management (M. Econ).

Vivi Mathiesen

VP Regulatory Affairs – Heimdall Power AS
Quicker connections of wind with dynamic line rating

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Vivi Mathiesen has more than 20 years’ professional experience from the Nordic and European electricity markets, i.a. as Head of wholesale markets for the Norwegian Regulatory Authority, and as project manager for the Nordic Council of Ministers championing the integration of Nordic electricity markets. In Heimdall Power, Vivi is responsible for regulatory affairs and represents the company in CurrENT, the European association for innovative grid technologies. 

Heimdall Power is a leading technology company who delivers real time observability and situational awareness for grid operators, coupling software and advanced sensor technology to optimize operations.

Simo Säynevirta

Head of ABB Green Electrification System & CEO of H2 cluster
Finnish strategy for hydrogen economy boosting wind power

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Simo Säynevirta has over 30 years track record of innovation in energy sector, manufacturing, process industry and industrial digitalization. Currently Säynevirta heads ABB’s Green Electrification ecosystem program and serves as the chairman of the Hydrogen Cluster Finland. In 2022, Säynevirta was elected as the “CTO of the Year” in Finland

Antti Harjula

Head of Power System Engineering Unit – Fingrid
Enabling faster integration and less curtailment of wind power with dynamic line rating

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Antti Harjula works in Fingrid as manager of Power System Engineering unit. Antti has over 15 years of experience with power system planning, wind power integration studies and system technical performance analysis. He was project manager of the dynamic line rating (DLR) pilot project in Fingrid and has steered the work on DLR also after the project.

Hannele Holttinen

RDI Lead, Energy Systems – Clic Innovation

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Dr Hannele Holttinen is currently RDI Lead, Energy systems at CLIC Innovation Oy. Through her own consultancy Recognis Oy she is coordinating international research on grid integration at IEA WIND (Task 25), and at G-PST (Global Power System Transformation Consortium).

She has her MSc and PhD from Helsinki Technical University (Aalto), where she is Docent since 2014. She worked previously at VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland in different fields of wind energy and energy system integration research, active at international networks of IEA Wind and European Wind Energy Platforms ETIP and TPWIND as well as Nordic energy research.

Claudia Hain

Managing Director – Wolf Energetik GmbH
Maximizing wind farm revenues through electricity storage

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Claudia Hain is managing director and co-founder of the storage technology company Wolf Energetik GmbH, based in Dresden/Germany. The engineering specialists develop large-scale electricity and hydrogen storage systems for diverse applications in the energy system. As a lawyer trained in environmental and administrative law and municipal economics, she has been supporting the patent holding company bw-energiesysteme in the serial development of technology companies (SunCoal Industries, thermea.Energiesysteme, Sunfire) based on patented key technologies since 2010. The Berliner is passionate about the transition of technologies into industrial use for the conversion of the energy industry to renewable energy.

Fredrik Bodecker

CEO and Partner – Bodecker Partners AB
How not to repeat the Swedish wind mistakes

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Fredrik Bodecker is an expert in European energy trading and the founder of Bodecker Partners, a consultancy firm specializing in renewable energy and environmental markets. His extensive knowledge and experience in energy markets, particularly in the European context, enable him to provide valuable insights into the industry’s trends and challenges.
Under his leadership, Bodecker Partners advises clients on various aspects of renewable energy projects, such as Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs), renewable energy certificates, and carbon markets. Fredrik Bodecker’s expertise is instrumental in helping companies navigate the complexities of the evolving energy landscape, including the shift towards sustainable energy sources and the impact of new technologies and regulations on energy trading.

Heidi Paalatie

Chief Operating Officer – Finnish Wind Power Association
What’s up, Finnish Wind Power?

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Heidi Paalatie, M.Econ. in Corporate Environmental Management, is Director of Operations in Finnish Wind Power Association. She has been with the association over ten years with wide range of responsibilities within public relations, advocacy, and communications. FWPA is the leading industry association for wind power in Finland. The association is a key player, when it comes to providing information and forming the future of the industry in Finland.

Tapio Melgin

Partner – McKinsey & Company
Flexible, competitive new demand to unlock the renewables potential

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Tapio Melgin is a partner at McKinsey’s Helsinki office and a leader in McKinsey’s Sustainability and Global Energy and Materials practices. He also co-leads the Firm’s global sustainable fuels service line (advanced biofuels and e-fuels). Tapio works across green materials, renewable energy and cleantech on strategy and business building with clients in the Nordics, Europe and North America. He has significant experience on new green value proposition commercialization, including bioeconomy innovations, hydrogen derivatives, battery value chain, circularity, industrial decarbonization and cleantech machinery. Before joining McKinsey, Tapio co-founded a start-up.

Anna Schlasberg Wachtmeister

VP Sales North and Western Europe – Vestas
How industry will deliver on wind energy ambitions in Europe

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Anna Wachtmeister has over 15 years’ experience in renewable energy and has worked on wind across Scandinavia and the British Isles. Anna joined Vestas in 2008 and is Vestas’ Sales Vice President for the Nordic countries, Estonia, UK and Ireland.

Satu Tuurna

Product Manager – Kiwa
Hydrogen – Aspects of safety

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Satu Tuurna works in Kiwa Inspecta as product manager of lifetime assessment and root cause analysis. Her professional interests over 20 years include materials, degradation and failures in high temperature equipment of power and process plants, and life and risk assessment for industrial facilities.

Partner Packages & Contact Information

Aino Herranen / FWPA
+358 40 772 3519

Anne Heinonen / FWPA
+358 40 134 3336

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+358 400 783 293

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