WEC North Sea Seminar 2018

imageThe findings of our new North Sea study will be revealed and discussed. The study is about the efficient routes to transport energy to shore and to distribute it to the endusers. The focus is on two main pathways: the electrons (power) pathway and the molecules pathway, with specific attention to H2 generation (power-to-gas). The North Sea countries Germany, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Belgium, Denmark and Norway are part of this study.

Moderator: Harm Edens

13.00 hrs Welcome coffee and registration
13.30 hrs Welcome and official opening by Jeroen van Hoof, Chair WEC NL
13.45 hrs Keynote Christopher Jones, Deputy Director-General, DG Energy – European Commission
14.15 hrs Keynote Mark Gainsborough, Executive Vice President New Energies – Shell
14.40 hrs Keynote Steinar Eikaas, Head of low carbon solutions – Statoil
15.00 hrs Coffee break
15.30 hrs Breakout sessions on project economics, the role of ports, European coordination & regulation, making markets work and technology.
16.30 hrs Short coffee break
16.45 hrs Panel discussion of Industry leaders including Christopher Jones (European Commission), Mark Gainsborough (Shell), Jan Willem Velthuijsen (PwC), Steinar Eikaas (StatOil)
17.30 hrs Closing Remarks by Jeroen van Hoof
17.45 – 19.00 Drinks

*Programme is subject to change

Breakout sessies

Project economics: How to make money in a zero marginal cost world?
Host: Jan Willem Velthuijsen, Chief economist, PwC | Tennet

The Role of Ports
Hosts: Ewald Breunesse, Shell, Marcel van der Kar, Vopak, Ruud Melieste, Port of Rotterdam, Floris van Foreest, Port of Amsterdam

European Coordination & Regulation
Host; Weero Koster, Baker McKenzie

Making Markets Work – Opening new valuechains with hydrogen
Host: Marcel Galjee, AkzoNobel | Catrinus Jepma, Energy Delta

Is Hydrogen the ideal energy carrier for far offshore wind power?
Host: Rene Peters, TNO | Siemens | DNVGL