This year, our guests and partners get to enjoy a full Wind Finland experience right from the morning until the late hours of the night. If you have attended Wind Finland before, don’t think you have seen it all because this year’s Wind Finland seminar will offer many new experiences for our guests!
Organized on 4th of October, Wind Finland offers its participants a seminar with top speakers from the industry followed by a cocktail session and dinner with exquisite Finnish flavors. But what’s new this year?
This time we’ll be able to spend the whole evening together right there on the spot at Kaapelitehdas with a unique evening program that lasts to the late hours of the night!
Wind Finlands’ own pianist and DJ will set the mood for the evening. And as the evening continues, we will have the first Wind Finland karaoke sponsored by Taaleri so recall the lyrics of your favorite song and step on stage to enjoy the evening and have fun with your colleagues! Also, there will be a surprise program you don’t want to miss!
And that’s not all! We are also organizing a recruitment event for the wind energy sector. Students, experts and companies looking for employees will meet at the partner and networking area of the Wind Finland event. Companies can promote and offer their career opportunities to students and job seekers. For this, Finnish Wind Power Association arranges recruiting speed dates in their booth for job providers and job seekers to find each other. So, if you have a vacancy open, don’t miss this opportunity to find the next talent for your company! More information from the event websites.
Full program is out!
The full program has now been published and we’re happy to announce our last speaker of the day, Kai Mykkänen, the Minister of Climate and the Environment of Finland! The government program contains several mentions about wind power but what do they exactly mean for the industry? The Minister will come to discuss what the coming years look like, and what will be the role of wind power in the energy policy pursued by the current parliament.
To point out a couple other interesting speeches from the agenda, Fredrik Bodecker from Bodecker Partners will share his experiences on what went wrong within the Swedish wind power business. The Swedish wind market is ahead of the Finnish wind market in terms of capacity. Large wind fleet brings along some issues to deal with: low capture rate, cannibalization… Are there possibly some struggles we could avoid by taking the lessons learnt from the Swedish market? Next to the wind power fleet, also the fleet of battery energy storages is growing fast. But do we know the size and the appetite of the BES market? Again, the Swedish market might provide some valuable insights to the future of the market.
We also have a full session dedicated to electricity transmission and grid connections. Fingrid and other system operators are proactive in developing the Finnish electricity transmission system. At the same time, we need to get the most out of the lines we have, and find solutions for quick and cost-effective grid connections of new wind farms. In some cases, dynamic line-rating might save millions of euros and months, even years, of time. The technology is existent, and in use in Finland. What are the experiences and which are the cases when DLR might do the trick? To discuss about the subject, we have Vivi Mathiesen from Heimdall Power AS and Antti Harjula, an expert from Finland’s transmission system operator Fingrid.
On top of these there’ll be a bunch of other interesting topics and speakers, the least definitely not being our keynote speaker Giles Dickson, CEO of WindEurope and the voice of the European wind industry!
So check up the whole program and book your tickets to the most spectacular wind power event of the year!
Tickets and partnerships are available at windfinland.fi
See you in Helsinki!