Wind Power Portugal: 22-23 November 2011, Lisbon, Potugal (WE1112PT)

Venue: The Lisbon Marriott Hotel

Location: 1600-042 Lisbon – PT, Portugal

Event Date/Time: Nov 22, 2011 End Date/Time: Nov 23, 2011
Registration Date: Nov 22, 2011
Early Registration Date: Oct 17, 2011
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Over the last decade Portugal has built a strong national economy around its rich wind power resources, now possessing the second largest share of wind power per capita in the world. At a time of economic downturn the Portuguese wind sector has continued to propel forwards, with an ambitious 2020 target and the launch of innovative offshore pilot projects.

With a new government at the helm the industry stands at a pivotal moment. It is now more important than ever for confidence in Portuguese wind to be driven forward to consolidate support and stimulate new investment.

Wind Power Portugal aims to assemble the most influential individuals and organisations in the Portuguese wind industry, along with European Ministers and global investors, to address the issues and discuss the future of Portuguese wind development.

This year’s event will focus on:
•Accessing project finance: Which organisations are currently investing? What financing options are available? Can long term investment be stimulated?
•The continuation of the feed in tariff: At what level will the tariff be secured? Will this lead to sustainable project financing?
•Overcoming long project lead-in times: How can the issue of insufficient grid connection points be resolved? Can the permitting process be made simpler?
•Examining increasing environmental concerns: Will tensions increase as the onshore market further matures? What are the key environmental concerns?
•Cross country grid interconnection: How best to create a balancing market with Europe and North Africa? Can voltage issues be resolved with Spain?
•Cutting edge developments in offshore wind pilots- achieving 500mw by 2019?
Confirmed speakers include:
Pedro Cabral, Advisor to the Secretary of State for Energy, Portuguese Government

Clara Braga da Costa, Member of the Board, Inovcapital

Helder Baptista, Investment Director & Business Development, Formeinvest

Antonio Messias, Executive Director, ACE InovGrid, EDP Distribuicao

Vitor Tomas, Director, Order and Conduct, EDP Distribuicao Paulo Silva, General Manager, CJR Wind

Arthur Trindale, Director, Costs and Tariffs, Energy Services Regulatory Authority (ERSE)

Ana Estanqueiro, Research Analyst, Offshore Wind, LNEG

José Carlos Matos, Head of Wind Energy Group, Energy and Environment Unit, INEGI- Institute of Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Management

Senior Representative, Santander

Senior Representative, US Import- Export Bank

Senior Representative, Cener

Key reasons to attend
•This timely conference coincides with the new government’s decisions on the future of wind power development. Attend to hear the latest on feed in tariff developments, project tenders and permitting regulation
•Network with government officials, developers, utilities, grid operators, financiers associations and more
•Hear from top financiers on driving wind power development forward in this time of financial uncertainty
•The latest on transmission and grid interconnection from REN, including developments in moving towards a European electricity market
•Find out how to best balance wind resource, project development and environment in a maturing market
•Be on the cutting edge of technology developments in the smart grid and electric vehicles and learn about their role in regulating increasing amounts of wind
•Examining the potential of offshore wind- can 500mw of installed capacity be achieved by 2019?
Who will attend?

•Wind farm owners/operators
•Wind project developers
•Wind power integrators and installers
•Wind technology developers and manufacturers - wind turbine manufacturers, wind component manufacturers
•Transmission system operators, planners and reliability authorities
•Finance sector – finance directors and venture capitalists
•Government and regulators
•Wind power technology research and development companies
•Law firms
•Energy analysts, environmental, engineering consultants and industry press

Sponsorship opportunities
Connecting you with the right people
With a proven track record of delivering high calibre attendees this event provides the perfect environment for you to do business with project developers from across the region under one roof.

First class business opportunities
Our sponsorship and exhibition packages are designed to help you meet your business objectives. If you are looking to win prospective clients, strengthen existing relationships or enhance your company profile, we will help you do so in a cost effective manner.

For further details please contact:

Natalia Valencia
Tel: +44 (0)203 384 6214

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