Wind Seminar 3: What now and what then: Expansion of grid in Finland and End-of-Life Issues & Strategies

Music Hall (Vaasa City Hall)
Wednesday 22 March
09:00 - 10:30

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What now and what then: Expansion of grid in Finland and End-of-Life Issues & Strategies

Opening remarks

Heidi Paalatie
Director of Operations | Finnish Wind Power Association
Heidi Paalatie, M.Econ. in Corporate Environmental Management, is Director of Operations in Finnish Wind Power Association. She has been with the association over a decade with wide range of responsibilities within public relations, advocacy and more. 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.

More capacity for the main grid

Petri Parviainen
Unit Manager, Customer Manager | Grid Service, FINGRID plc.
Over 30 years experience of grid operations and grid services in national grid (Fingrid Oyj and former IVO Voimansiirto Oy and Imatran Voima Oy). Last 22 years in grid service unit and responsible for customer connections and transmission service.

How hydrogen enables roll-out of offshore wind

Berndt Schalin
CEO | Flexens Oy Ab
Berndt Schalin, CEO of Flexens Oy Ab, is senior business executive with experience in both operational corporate management and private equity. He has been e.g. President of the power electronics companies Efore Plc and Powernet Oy and Investment Director at 3i Finland. He has experience in the energy sector since the 1990s, when Berndt built an international success story around energy-saving lighting technologies as Helvar's Development Director. At 3i he was responsible for Empower Oy, an energy infrastructure company, and since 2010 he has as an advisor, business angel and board professional been involved in the creation and growth stories of several energy technology-based start-up companies

Preparing for the end-of-life of wind farms from a sustainability point of view

Eva Julius-Philipp
Director of Environment and Sustainability BA Wind | Vattenfall
Dr. Eva Julius-Philipp is the director of the Environment & Sustainability Unit of the Business Area Wind in Vattenfall. Her team supports BA Wind in Environment & Sustainability operational and strategic questions within Offshore, Onshore, Solar and Battery projects in Northern & Western Europe. Eva Julius-Philipp is a biologist and worked > 10 years in science before joining Vattenfall Wind in 2012. Her theoretical & practical experience covers a wide range of Environment & Sustainability topics throughout the full lifecycle of assets.

Panel Discussion and Q&A: Is Finland ready for the upcoming offshore expansion?


Pohjanmaan Expo Oy

Mikael Lindholm

Sales, Pohjanmaan Expo Oy
tel: +358 40 138 4606

Riikka Perälä

Project Manager
tel: +358 400 969 549