PWEA will host the side event: ‘Baltic Sea Region Market – the Role of Wind’. This workshop, headed by the Polish Wind Energy Association, will focus on outlining the market potential for wind power within the Baltic Sea region. Key points include interconnection needs and the creation of regional markets.
Creating strong regional power markets will facilitate cost-effective integration of renewables. Such a functioning market requires regional coordination of national energy policies, increased interconnection, closer cooperation between markets (cross-border flows and balancing markets, demand side management and strengthening intra-day) and even joint estimation of generational adequacy on a regional level and coordination of support schemes.
The Baltic Sea region – one of the most interesting market areas in Europe, will observe significant growth of renewable energy – up to 45 GW onshore and 30 GW in offshore wind by 2030. Together with solar PV, variable renewables are expected to reach 90% of the new renewable capacity in the region.
PWEA will host the side event: ‘Baltic Sea Region Market – the Role of Wind’.
The workshop is aimed at starting a discussion on the role of wind in strengthening the regional market in the Baltic Sea basin. It will gather representatives of the administration and businesses from the region to discuss the opportunities and challenges, with special attention to the role of renewable energy in the process of creating the regional market.
The workshop will be held on 19 November 2015 at 11:30 – 13:00 in Espace 2000B room.
Paula Abreu Marques, Head of Unit, Renewables and CCS Policy, DG Energy, European Commission
Ilze Pruse, Director of Climate Change Department, Ministry of Environmental Protection and Regional Development
Mariusz Radziszewski, Head of Renewable Energy Sources Unit, Polish Ministry of Economy, Department of Renewable Energy
Wojciech Cetnarski, Polish Wind Energy Association
Dimitri Piesca, Senior Associate European Energy Cooperation, Agora Energiewende
Jan Hylleberg, Baltic Sea Offshore Wind Initiative
Martin Berkenkamp, CEO, Advise2Energy