Optimising Wind Farms In Cold Climates

Optimising Wind Farms in Cold Climates



Optimising Wind Farms In Cold Climates  is back in Helsinki and this year’s agenda is more exciting than ever!

This is still the only event focusing on both the commercial and technical complexities which impede on the operation of wind farms in cold and difficult climates.

The forum promises to bring you the most effective and ground-breaking case studies and solutions on icing standardisation measures to reduce uncertainties and energy losses whilst enhancing your project bankability potential.  

Last year’s inaugural summit was extremely well received with over 65 key industry players in attendance hailing from 12 different countries - we were thrilled to receive a 100% rating of excellent/good .

Attendee feedback is vital in shaping our conference agendas, which is why we listened and have crafted the 2015 agenda to focus on: 

  • How to reduce financial risk when developing wind farms in cold climates
  • The latest strategies to help you overcome site assessment uncertainties due to icing conditions
  • Hands-on experience on minimising energy loss in sites affected by icing
  • IEA Task 19 Panel Discussion: from ‘best practices’ to standardisation of icing measures
  • Ground-breaking advancements on ice protection systems and real impact on AEP
  • Cutting-edge strategies for optimisation, maintenance and operation of turbines in cold climates
  • The latest developments on ice throw risk scenarios and prevention
  • How to be truly prepared for offshore challenges in cold climates 


Expert speaker lineup includes:

Øyvind Byrkjedal 
R&D Manager 
Kjeller Vindtekknik 

Benjamin Martinez Vattenfall
R&D Wind Engineer 

Mark Zagar Vestas

Matthew Wadham-Gagnon 
Project Manager 
TechnoCentre éolien 

Hans Ole. Lørup Sgurr Energy
Nordic Business Manager
Sgurr Energy

Volkmar Stenzel Fraunhofer IFAM
Head of Department Paint/Lacquer Technology
Fraunhofer IFAM 

Stefan Söderberg         WeatherTech
CEO, Meteorologist Wind Analyst 
WeatherTech Scandinavia AB     

Michael Pedersen Statkraft

Senior Specialist Wind Blades


Carla Ribeiro DNV GL

Head Of Department - Project Development


Ville Lehtomäki VTT
Research Scientist 

Pieter Jan Jordaens OWI-Lab
Business Development & Innovation 

Ren  é  Cattin   meteotest
Head Of Meteorology    

Petteri Laaksonen Tuulisaimaa
Managing Director  

Thomas Mannelqvist Skelleftea Kraft
Project Leader
Skellefteå Kraft AB

Markku Tarkiainen

Intercon Energy Oy

Nils Lehming Nordex
Product Manager 
Nordex Energy GmbH

Alexander Morber Nordex
Country Manager Nordic Area 
Nordex Energy GmbH

Niklas Sondell Statkraft
Senior Wind Resource Analyst

Göran Ronsten 

O&M Manager 

Swedish Wind Energy Coop 

Petteri Antikainen



Neil Davis

Research Assistant 


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about our events

Windpower Monthly is the market leader in offering conferences to the Wind Industry. Our events focus on bringing senior industry professionals together for expert knowledge exchange and insightful discussions. Attracting over 800 delegates to our conferences on an annual basis, we are proud to hold a 94% good to excellent satisfaction rate. We conduct over 100 hours of market research for each of our events, allowing us to create niche, technical and commercially focused programmes relevant to your area of interest. Our events are set in an intimate and friendly learning environment which allows our attendees to get their questions answered by industry leaders and grow their networks by meeting with like-minded professionals.

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Finnish Wind Power Association


TechnoCentre eolien


TechnoCentre eolien

praise for optimising wind farms in cold climates

“Excellent Networking.”  UTT Research Science, UTT


“Interesting event from market / technology intelligence on cold climate wind turbines.” 
Business Development & Innovation, Sirris / Owi-Lab

Nelja Energia
“Great event with really focused content.” 
Production Manager, Nelja Energia AS


“Lots of useful information and experiences.” 
Wind & Site Engineer, Cowi A/S


“Good experience and information sharing.” 
WTG Technology Manager, Vattenfall