Ambitions for offshore wind just keep increasing, and ScotWind has shot right to the top of industry’s agenda as the energy transition gathers pace. By the end of 2021 we should know the rough shape of Scotland’s offshore sector for the rest of this decade, and Scotland will have hosted a crucial global climate conference as well.
Let’s start the year taking stock of our hard work to date and setting out how industry can capitalise on the opportunities ahead. From supply chain innovation to consenting barriers, there is a massive amount of research and collaboration under way to ensure that we can deliver on the Scottish Offshore Wind Energy Council’s vision of 8GW of generation deployed in Scottish waters by 2030. Our 2021 Offshore Wind Conference will also ensure that, more than ever before, we join up national discussions on hydrogen and the energy transition under way in the North Sea.
- The latest news and views from senior Government and industry representatives on the year ahead
- What opportunities exist for greater collaboration with the wider energy sector on decarbonisation efforts in our waters
- What supply chain companies and supporting infrastructure is doing to prepare for our expanding offshore pipeline
- How consenting and grid challenges are being addressed by ambitious industry and stakeholder action
The conference is fully virtual for 2021 but we’re committed to delivering the same rich experience that delegates have come to expect. Using our purpose-built, professional-quality event software delegates can connect instantly in groups or 1-2-1, participate in live Q&A sessions, interact with virtual exhibitors and engage in live polling.
Scotland has a genuinely world-leading role to play on offshore wind, and the opportunities for businesses of all scales - and with every type of experience - are vast. This conference will bring together senior decision-makers and map out how we can deliver the current pipeline of projects speedily and effectively - and where the opportunities lie in the development of those projects. The conference will provide both the latest industry insights on supply chain and consenting, as well as thought-leadership for the defining year ahead.
Who should attend?
This conference will be essential for all those keen to play a role in offshore wind deployment in Scotland. From developers and Tier 1 suppliers to smaller businesses and innovators across the supply chain, this event is an opportunity to gain insights and intelligence from all parts of the sector, and link up directly with other attendees via our easy-to-use virtual platform. For all those working on the energy transition in the North Sea, this conference will aim to bridge the gap and bring together energy conversations about electrification, hydrogen and floating wind under one virtual roof. And for those working on research, ecology and energy policy, we will draw together all these essential themes in our review of barriers to ambition.