Offshore wind in the doldrums | CFDs | Trouble at Siemens Gamesa

Welcome to the first ‘Wind Power’ news review – hosted by Windpower Monthly’s editor, Claire Warren, and deputy editor, Ian Griggs, with a panel of expert guests.

Today, Windpower Monthly launches a brand new podcast format to complement our regular episodes exploring the issues in the wind industry today.

This time in the news review:  Did we dream too big on offshore wind and will inflation force the industry – and policymakers - to recalibrate pricing or deployment targets?

The Contract for Difference mechanism was once seen as the gold standard but is it still fit for purpose in the current inflationary environment, especially after the failed CfD auction in the UK?

And the trouble at Siemens Gamesa. The turbine manufacturer and its parent company face serious challenges but is there a point at which its financial losses become unsustainable - and who is best-placed to lead it back to profitability?

For this episode, we’re joined by our panelists Shashi Barla - director and head of research in renewable energy at Brinckmann Group – and by Will Sheard - director of analysis and due diligence at the consultancy firm K2 Management.

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This episode was produced by Czarina Deen.

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