Visit us at WindEurope's annual wind energy event

From 20-22 March, Ørsted will be joining WindEurope’s annual wind energy event in Bilbao. If you're visiting the conference, we'd love to see you at our stand in Hall 3, close to the main entrance.

You'll have the chance to speak with one of our many specialists from our offshore and onshore businesses, Power-to-X, procurement, engineering, innovation, sustainability, and more. Perhaps also take a 360˚ virtual reality tour in the North Sea with a look inside the world’s largest offshore wind farm, Hornsea 2.

Ørsted's physical stand at WindEurope in Bilbao

Our activities at WindEurope

We've put together an exciting programme at our stand, where many specialists from Ørsted present the latest insights within  biodiversity, innovation, M&A and project finance, grid stability, storage and much more.

On Friday, March 22nd, we'll be hosting the launch of the joint paper titled "Making Hybrids Happen" at our stand. This paper, a collaboration between Elia Group and Ørsted, outlines the regulatory framework required to facilitate hybrid projects in Europe's future offshore grid topology.

See the full programme below.  


  • Wednesday, 20 March 

    11.00 – 11.30  

    Curtailment: Wasting Energy 


    • Technical Assessment: Adrian David Alonso Herranz (Circe)
    • Techno-economic Assessment: Rafael Calleja (Optimize)
    • Pure Economics Assessment: Alexandre Danthine / Alejandro Zerain (Aurora) 

    12.00 – 12.30 

    2024: the year of storage maturity in Spain?


    • Manufacturer: John Llivi (Ingeteam)  
    • Investment Case: Alexis Stavropoulos (Baringa)  
    • Regulatory: Javier Alagón (Ontier) 

    13.00 – 13.30

    Onshore development: Target PNIEC 2023 (In Spanish) 


    • Developer: Nombre y Apellidos (Arba Energy)  
    • Wind Turbine Manufacturer: Francisco Cejudo (Nordex)  
    • Sponsor, Utility: Rodrigo Álvarez (Statkraft) 

    15.30 – 16.15  

    OCEaN: Biodiversity Action in Borssele Offshore Wind Farm  


    • Karin Bilo, Senior Marine Ecology Specialist (Ørsted)  
    • Eline van Onselen, Marine Ecologist (The Rich North Sea)  
    • Nienke Oostenbrink, Pilot Lead (Van Oord, Ocean Health) 

    16.30 – 18.00 

    Ørsted reception  

  • Thursday, 21 March 

    09.30 – 10.00  

    InterOPERA: Enabling offshore grids of tomorrow  


    • Syed Hamza Kazmi, Project Manager, Strategy & Innovation, Ørsted 

    10.15 – 10.45 

    Harnessing innovation to build the renewable energy system of the future  


    • Miriam Marchante Jiménez, Chief Specialist, Asset Value Engineering, Ørsted 

    11.15 – 11.45

    Grid Stability: Estabilidad de red y el futuro renovable en españa (In Spanish) 


    • Dominique Alonso (Arteche)  
    • Edurne Zabaleta (Ingeteam)  
    • Carlos Ara (Siemens Gamesa) 

    12.15 – 12.45 

    M&A project finance: Renewable M&A trends and perspectives   


    • Verena Batschkus (Agere)  
    • Meriem Essadki (Green Giraffe)  
    • Hermenegildo Altozano (Pinsent Masons) 

    13.00 – 13.45  

    Poster presentations from Ørsted 

    • Ørsted Data Model for GIS Data Management of Offshore Wind Farms,  
      Speaker: James Newberry, Lead Concept & Layout Engineer 
    • Application of Digital Substation Technology to Offshore Wind Farms. A Step Towards the Future 
      Speaker: Alexander Tsylin, Lead Protection Specialist  
    • White Box Calibration of Ground-Based Lidars  
      Speaker: Jochen Cleve, Senior Wind Energy Analyst 

    14.15 – 14.45

    How to Count Nature: Ørsted’s developing approach to measuring and reporting on biodiversity 


    • Emma Hospes, Head of Environment and Permitting CoEx, Ørsted 

    15.30 – 16.00 

    P2X: Key enabler for the green transition?  


    • Manon Derelle (Baringa)  
    • Vicente Jorro (Agere)  
    • Legal: Alfonso Bayona Jimenez (Pinsent Masons) 

    16.30 – 18.00

    Ørsted reception  

  • Friday, 22 March 

    12.40 – 13.15 

    White paper presentation: Making Offshore Hybrids Happen  

    Technical session on the joint paper by Elia Group and Ørsted 


    • Lykke Mulvad Jeppesen, Head of Regulatory Analysis, Ørsted 
    • Benjamin Genêt, Head of EU Market & Offshore, Elia Group 

Making Hybrids Happen

A joint paper by Elia Group and Ørsted detailing the great synergies of ‘hybrid’ projects combining offshore wind and interconnectors, and outlining what regulatory setup can help unlock the potential.