The repowering and recycling of turbines is one of the strengths of the International Wind Congress 2022 taking place in Berlin, Germany on November 7-8. RE:WIND 2022 brings together developers, operators, EPC(I)s, electricity TSOs to network, build partnerships, find new leads and influence future development.
The topic of wind turbine re-engining and recycling will be discussed at RE:WIND 2022. Delegates will talk about re-engining wind farms, recycling aging components, manufacturing recyclable components using technologies, conducting operations beyond design life and extending component life.
When it comes to repowering, companies sometimes find solutions for old turbines to increase power flow, without spending money on replacement. These solutions involve replacing existing wind turbines with new wind turbines, which either have a larger rated capacity or are more efficient, resulting in a net increase in electricity generation. When wind turbine blades reach the end of their life cycle, most are sawn into transportable pieces and end up in landfills, where they never decompose and leave a negative impact on nature. Thus, recycling is the future of the wind industry. As Europe and the rest of the world face a future where demand for renewable energy will soar, the topic of repowering will be raised by Jens-Peter Zink, Executive Vice President at European Energy A/S . The company believes that many experiences gained in Denmark and Germany on how to maximize the potential production of renewable energy are beneficial to share with the rest of the world.
Speaking of recycling, the wind industry is accepting the global issue of blade waste and innovating new programs that would partially recycle components or reuse them for a different industry. Additionally, there are already major players in the industry who have results in whole blade recycling studies. Another direction used in the recycling of blades is the use of green materials for the design of components. This approach will lead to greener recycling in the future. This is why the theme of recycling will be presented during the Congress. In addition, Alessandro Lagostena, Head of Energy Studies and European Affairs at ERG Spa, will discuss the life cycle of turbines and ways to re-engine and recycle wind farms. Alessandro will focus on ERG’s repowering plan of its Italian and foreign assets – one of the main pillars of ERG’s 2022-26 business plan – presenting some details on the ongoing projects.
The list of confirmed participants already includes more than 20 wind farms, including Thor Offshore Wind Farm, Saint-Brieuc Offshore Wind Farm, Nordsee One, ScotWind and Albatros.
Request the full list of delegates here: https://sh.bgs.group/54
Filed under: Sponsored content