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Saturday, November 26, 2022

Days of Good Wind Postponed to 2021

Renewable Energy Sources of Croatia, with partner support from WindEurope and under the auspices of the Ministry of Environment and Energy of the Republic of Croatia, due to the circumstances of increased spread of COVID-19 pandemic this year, are organising “Days of Good Wind” conference in 2021 in Dubrovnik. Soon there will be more information available about the date.

The conference will bring together representatives of European and international institutions, as well as representatives of ministries and the financial sector from the region, windturbine manufacturers, electricity producers, Oil & Gas industry involved in RES projects, representatives of the academic community who will all join discussions on trends in wind energy in Europe with a focus on Southeastern Europe:

  • Auction design to the Feed-in-Premium system model in Croatia and the experiences of countries that have already introduced it
  • CPPA business model within one or among more countries 
  • How wind turbine manufacturers can contribute to the integration and balancing of the electricity system
  • Hybrid plants wind + solar + energy storage (batteries) of wind energy
  • Offshore Wind Energy as an EU focus – should countries in the region follow Western European trends
  • Environmental protection and coexistence with the development of wind energy
  • Wind energy during COVID-19 crisis

Wind accounts for 15% of Europe’s electricity demand and generates 300,000 jobs. The development of technology with the aim of achieving greater efficiency and environmental protection is in constant progress. There is also a growing market where corporate contracts for the direct purchase of wind generated electricity are increasingly common. Changes are also evident in the financial sector for wind farm investments. Since 2017, EU Member States are obliged to launch competitive bidding mechanisms, such as auctions for Feed-in-Premiums, as laid down in EU state aid guidelines, which is crucial for industry development since it enables the realization of long-term investments, infrastructure, skills development and innovation. All these, through the prism of the Green Deal, are indispensable steps in Europe’s green transition and development. Croatia has set a 36.4% RES target in its National Energy and Climate Plan, and while holding the EU Council presidency, it has the additional motivation and responsibility to move towards achieving it, thus encouraging countries in the region to achieve their RES goals.

Join us in Dubrovnik for the Days of Good Wind conference! In addition to the work part, you will enjoy the beauty of Dubrovnik, and after the conference we can have a networking trip to Cavtat and Konavle.

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