WindEurope Annual Event 2023

WindEurope 2023 seeks in Copenhagen urgent wind power development solutions that will make Europe's decarbonisation commitments possible

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The WindEurope Annual Event will be held in 2023 in the capital of Denmark, one of the emblematic European countries for its commitment to sustainable energy and whose main energy source is wind power. From 25 to 27 April, Copenhagen will bring together more than 10,000 professionals from the sector, who will be able to listen to more than 250 experts in different sessions and interact with a sample of almost 500 exhibitors representing the wind energy value chain inside and outside the continent.

The WindEurope 2023 Annual Event, held in Copenhagen from Tuesday 25 to Thursday 27 April, will be an opportunity for prominent figures from politics, business and industry linked to energy and climate action to express their views and debate. Some 10,000 industry professionals are expected to attend the event, where around 50 talks are scheduled to be given by more than 250 wind energy experts, and almost 500 exhibitors representing the entire wind energy value chain will be on hand.

At a time of uncertainty - which has succumbed to the risks that were anticipated in the 2022 edition such as the effects of the invasion of Ukraine, the escalation of costs, concerns about energy security and the search for new sources of energy - WindEurope wants to show itself as a rallying point to ensure that wind energy is the spearhead of the energy transition.

The flagship event of the association that promotes the use of wind energy in Europe recalls that the European Union (EU) built 16 GW of new wind power capacity in 2022. "This is 40% more than in 2021," they pointed out in a statement, "but it is far less than what is needed to reach the EU's 2030 targets". That's why the next few years are crucial for planning to boost this renewable resource: both to meet the goal of being energy self-sufficient, and to achieve the European Green Pact's requirements of decarbonisation by 2050.

At Iberdrola we were pioneers two decades ago in onshore wind power, a technology with which we will have installed 20.2 GW by the end of 2022. Now, offshore wind has established itself as one of our major growth vectors. At the end of 2022, we have 1,258 MW offshore in operation and 5,500 MW under construction or secured with long-term contracts, which will come into operation before 2027 thanks to investments of close to 30 billion euros worldwide during this decade.


The 199.5 MW Big Horn Wind Farm in Bickelton, Washington, features 133 wind turbines.

Iberdrola's participation in WindEurope Annual Event 2022 

It is because of Iberdrola's significant international role in the development of wind energy that we actively participated in WindEurope Annual Event 2022Link externo, abra em uma nova aba. . On the first day of the event, Xabier Viteri, Renewables Business Manager of the Iberdrola group, led  the opening session. On that same day, 5 April, Julio Castro, CEO of Iberdrola Renovables  was part of the session 'Making sure wind energy is 'made in Europe', focusing, as the invitation states, on the importance that the simplification of permit procedures and the design of auctions have for the health of the European wind supply chain and thus strengthen its position in the current energy crisis and promote a 'Made in Europe' Green Deal.

On the same day, Irma Maure, head of Talent Management, Recruitment and Training at Iberdrola, participated in the session 'Getting the workforce and skills we need', focused on the needs of training and talent programmes for this industry and how to promote inclusion and diversity. And to close the day, Elena González, chief engineer of O&M (operation and maintenance) led the session on offshore wind turbines and components.

On 6 April, the second day of WindEurope Annual Event 2022, it will be the turn of Álvaro Martínez Palacios, Iberdrola's general manager for offshore wind, who will participate in the session 'Growing offshore wind from 28 GW today to 450 GW by 2050'. Also, José Luis Adanero, head of the investment and monitoring office for renewable business, will join the panel, ‘How to make a return when you invest in a wind farm’  

In the afternoon, Ignacio Pantojo, head of Floating Wind Team, was in the meeting ‘Europe part 3: Spain offshore’ where the state of floating technologies and supply chains was discussed, while Sofia Koukoura, senior engineer of Asset Performance Analysis at ScottishPower Renewables led the session 'Optimising operations of existing wind farms', where various methodologies and strategies will be presented to optimise the operation of wind farms and extend their useful life.

Finally, on 7 April, Elena Ferrández, head of Technology Foresight at Iberdrola Renovables was part of 'Wind+Solar, Wind+Storage.... Let's go 'hybrid'!' on the importance of hybrid projects to increase the efficiency of the electricity system and to guarantee a better balance in the energy supply.


Iberdrola Group speakers in 2022

  • Xavier Viteri

    Xabier Viteri Solaun
    Managing Director, Iberdrola Renewables

  • Julio Castro

    Julio Castro
    CEO Spain, Iberdrola

  • Irma Maure

    Irma Maure
    Head of Talent Management, Recruitment and Training, Iberdrola

  • Elena González

    Elena González
    Lead O&M Engineer, Iberdrola

  • Álvaro Martínez

    Álvaro Martínez Palacio
    Managing Director, Offshore Wind Business, Iberdrola

  • José Luis Adanero

    José Luis Adanero López
    Head of Investment Office and Business Performance (Renewables), Iberdrola

  • Ignacio Pantojo

    Ignacio Pantojo
    Floating Wind Department Manager, Iberdrola

  • Elena Fernández

    Elena Ferrández
    Head of Technology Prospective , Iberdrola Renovables

  • Sofia Koukoura

    Sofia Koukoura
    Senior Asset Performance Analysis Engineer, ScottishPower Renewables

  • Cesar Yanes

    César Yanes
    Technology Prospective – ROMEO project coordinator, Iberdrola

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