Offshore Wind – Remaining Challenges

Wikborg Rein has the pleasure of inviting you to a seminar on offshore wind development in Norway.

Start date

11/18/2021 8:30 AM

End date

11/18/2021 11:45 AM

Location

Dronning Maudsgate 11 / Webinar

In case you were not able to attend the seminar, or you perhaps want to watch it again, the recording of the seminar can be found here.

The roadmap for the development of a new profitable industry for Norway is in the making, but a number of crucial questions still remain. Which support schemes will be available? How should the auction model be designed? How will the final prequalification requirements look like? How will new EU regulations and the importance of grid and market design impact the projects? Why are hybrid grid solutions so important? Our seminar focuses on practical and legal issues that have to be kept in mind when developing offshore wind projects. External experts will together with Wikborg Rein's own offshore wind task force discuss these issues.

The presentations will be in English, with both virtual and physical attendance. Moderator Tormod L. Nilsen, Wikborg Rein.

08.30-09.00: Breakfast and networking
09.00-09.05: Welcome and status update – Tormod L. Nilsen, Wikborg Rein
09.05-09.20: Key note by the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy – Henriette Nesheim, Olje- og energidepartementet
09.25-10.40: Key requirements for offshore wind development – Geir Ove Karlsen, Aker Offshore Wind
09.45-10.00: How to manage regulatory risks in JV agreements – Caroline Skaar Landsværk, Wikborg Rein
10.05-10.20: Statnett's view on the development of offshore grid in Norwegian waters – Idar Gimmestad, Statnett

10.20-10.35: Coffee break and networking

10.40-10.55: Offshore wind, possible need for adjusted market design – Hans Randen, Nord Pool
11.00-11.15: Market arrangements for hybrid projects – Julian Hentschel, Thema
11.20-11.35: Offshore wind - Capital markets perspectives – Yngve Walle, Pareto Securities
11.40-11.55: Application of the EU Taxonomy to finance offshore wind farms – Elise Johansen, Wikborg Rein
11.55-12.00: Closing remarks – Tormod L. Nilsen, Wikborg Rein