The Climate Change Committee has set out the UK’s path to net-zero and it’s clear we aren’t going to get there without more than doubling the amount of onshore wind capacity we have now.
As industry takes on the task of trying to achieve the levels of deployment we need, planning, grid constraints and charging continue to be major obstacles as we work to meet our climate ambitions.
With the Energy White Paper highlighting the importance of including net-zero in Ofgem’s remit, CfD Auction Round 4 on the near horizon and first sight on NPF4 promised in the autumn, the pieces are in motion. But will these create the seismic shift we need, or will they just be weak tremors which leave the policy landscape mostly unchanged?
Scottish Renewables’ Onshore Wind Conference 2021 will examine all these issues and more.
- What a net-zero planning system could look like in practice
- How the grid must change to accommodate Scotland’s onshore wind ambitions
- The opportunities which exist for supply chain businesses and developers from the push to repower existing projects while building new ones
Scotland’s onshore wind industry is a huge success story and there are enormous economic opportunities to be grasped across the board. This conference will bring together leading decision-makers to map out how we secure a sustainable future for the sector, examine the business opportunities—as well as the obstacles—which lie ahead and consider the system changes needed to enable deployment at the pace and scale required to achieve our net-zero target. The conference will provide the latest industry insights on planning and infrastructure, as well as providing thought leadership for the year ahead.
Who should attend?
Industry and supply chain, local and national government, academia, public bodies, professional advisors and consultants, community groups and anyone else with an interest in the development and growth of Scotland’s onshore wind sector.