Wind power in Finland – Opportunities and threats

In this seminar we look at the possibilities of wind energy from both onshore and offshore perspectives. The topics include the expansion of onshore wind energy through political and legislative changes, the promising future of coastal Finland’s offshore wind energy as well as managing offshore environmental and social impacts.

Music Hall (Vaasa City Hall)
Tuesday 22 March
13:30 - 15:00

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13:30-13:35 Opening Words by the Moderator

Dag Sandås
Senior Board advisor, The Switch (a Yaskawa company)

13:35-13:55 Unlocking the further expansion of offshore wind in Finland – easening up the political and legislative landscape

Anni Mikkonen
CEO | Finnish Wind Power Association
The CEO of Finnish Wind Power Association Anni Mikkonen has a 13 years of experience of wind power industry in Finland. By advocating for the industry, she has made way for wind power to grow and become a major form of energy production in Finland.

13:55-14:15 Scaling up offshore wind – is the (west?) coast of Finland the new Klondyke?

Lasse Sundahl
Head of Market Development Continental Europe | Ørsted

14:15-14:35 Tackling offshore environmental and “social” impacts – building a transparent and fair treatment of chronic yes and nay sayers

Gunnar Birkeland
Gunnar Birkeland, Chairman of the Board | Norwegian Offshore Wind Cluster

14:35-15:30 Panel discussion about upcoming offshore projects in Finland

MODERATOR:


Dag Sandås
Senior Board advisor, The Switch (a Yaskawa company)
Anni Mikkonen
CEO | Finnish Wind Power Association
The CEO of Finnish Wind Power Association Anni Mikkonen has a 13 years of experience of wind power industry in Finland. By advocating for the industry, she has made way for wind power to grow and become a major form of energy production in Finland.
Lasse Sundahl
Head of Market Development Continental Europe | Ørsted
Gunnar Birkeland
Gunnar Birkeland, Chairman of the Board | Norwegian Offshore Wind Cluster
Lars Kyrberg
Partner | Bird&Bird, Hamburg
Lars is a partner at Bird & Bird’s Hamburg office. He has long-standing expertise in renewables, energy networks and complex infrastructure projects. Active in the energy sector since 2010. At Bird & Bird, Lars is co-head of the international Energy Networks and Grids Group and the international wind team as part of their international Energy and Utilities Sector Group. He advises on all aspects of complex EPC and commercial contracts as well as (Corporate) PPAs. Clients range from developers, investors, asset managers, owners, IPPs, utilities to O&M service providers and manufacturers. Core focal areas are wind (onshore and offshore), solar, electricity grid and complex infrastructure projects. Lars’ advice is targeted at projects during their full lifespan, including claims and arbitration/litigation. His expertise encompasses advising on project-related corporate/M&A transactions, joint ventures and corporate restructurings.
Heidi Vest
Project Expert at Project Korsnäs | Metsähallitus, Property Development
Heidi has recently joined Metsähallitus’ Offshore Wind Park office in Korsnäs, Finland. Her role is to act as the local coordinator and organizer for the project as well as the local contact for the various stakeholder groups in addition to her responsibilities in the project development. She holds a Bachelor degree in International Business Administration and Master degree in Social sciences with focus on Peace, Mediation and Conflict Resolution, has previous experience of offshore wind power from Veja Mate Offshore Project GmbH in Hamburg, Germany. Heidi shares Metsähallitus’ purpose, fostering natural values and taking care of our shared wealth responsibly across generations.

The program och the past EnergyWeek on 21-25. March 2022

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Tuesday 22 March
Wind & Renewable Energy
Music Hall
Opening of EnergyWeek

(09:15 - 10:30 )

Wind power in Finland – Opportunities and sustainability

(11:00 - 12:30 )

Wind power in Finland – Opportunities and threats

(13:30 - 15:00 )

Art Hall
Circular Economy

(10:40 - 12:10 )

Team Finland: Financing Growth

(12:30 - 15:00 )

The Research Exhibition of Energy

(16:00 - 18:00 )

Meeting Hall
Wind & Renewable Energy – Exhibitor’s Briefings

(10:00 - 16:00 )

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Wednesday 23 March
Smart Energy
Festival Hall
Wednesday’s Matchmaking & Business Lounge

(09:00 - 17:00 )

Music Hall
Smart City Solutions From Finland

(10:00 - 12:00 )

Energy Transformation

(13:00 - 14:30 )

Art Hall
FAIR, electric aviation

(09:00 - 11:00 )

A big deal for decarbonization

(12:00 - 14:00 )

EnergySpin Forum & Innovation Awards

(15:00 - 18:00 )

Mirror Hall
Exhibitor Seminar 1

(10:00 - 11:30 )

Exhibitor Seminar 2

(12:30 - 14:00 )

Exhibitor Seminar 3

(14:30 - 15:30 )

Meeting Hall
Smart Energy – Exhibitor’s Briefings

(12:00 - 16:00 )

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Thursday 24 March
Gas Energy
Music Hall
Gas Exchange 1: Decarbonized Future of Hard to Abate Business Sectors

(10:00 - 11:15 )

Gas Exchange 2: Biogas as a Part of Circular Economy – Towards Low Carbon Society

(12:00 - 13:15 )

Gas Exchange 3: Energy Transition in the Nordics

(14:00 - 15:15 )

Art Hall
Powered by Space – Space technologies and energy transformation

(09:15 - 11:30 )

Discussion Forum: State of the EU and the ‘Fit for 55’ goals

(13:00 - 14:30 )

After Work with the Belgian Delegation

(15:30 - 17:00 )

Mirror Hall
Vaasa Gas Exchange exhibition area

(09:00 - 16:00 )

Meeting Hall
Thursday’s Matchmaking & Business Lounge

(09:00 - 17:00 )