EERA JP Wind annual event (former IRP Wind Conference)

17 & 18 September 2018 | Amsterdam

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For the past four years we have organized the IRP Wind Conference. This was part of the IRP Wind project, which finished on 30th of April 2018. The EERA JP Wind Management Board and Steering Committee has decided to continue the conference under the flag of EERA and therefore we would like to invite you for the JP Wind Conference. This conference will take place on the 17th (afternoon) and 18th (whole day) of September 2018 in Amsterdam. Participation is open for registered/paying participants.

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Start: Monday, 17th of September 2018 at 12.00 PM– Finish: Tuesday 18th of September 2018 at 17.00 PM (CEST)

Registration fee: 350 Euro per person

Program: click here to see the preliminary agenda or go to the overview below


Monday 17th of September 2018

Plenary hall 1

09.00-12.00 EERA JPWind General assembly

12.00-13.00 Registration + lunch


Plenary sessions

13.00-13.30 Opening EERA JP Wind annual event 2018 & overview of 8 years of EERA JP Wind by Peter Hauge Madsen EERA JP Wind coordinator

13.30-14.00 Setting up the multinational project ReliaBlade according to the Berlin model by Arno van Wingerde, Fraunhofer IWES


Combined session SP8 Planning & Deployment, social, environmental and economic issues + SP5 System integration on System friendly wind

Chair: Lena Kitzing, DTU (SP8 coordinator) and Nicolaos Cutululis, DTU (SP5 coordinator)

Topic: “System-friendly wind: How energy systems benefit from new wind technologies”

14.00-14.20 Impact of wind turbine technology development on wind power capacity factors, Matti Koivisto, DTU

14.20-14.40 Effects of Turbine Technology and Land Use on Wind Power Resource Potential, Erkka Rinne, VTT

14.40-15.00 Enhancing the market value of wind through turbine technology, Lena Kitzing, DTU

15.00-15.20 Flexibility in the Dutch power system and its implications for wind integration, Jos Sijm, ECN part of TNO

15.20-15.50 Coffee break

15.50-16.10 How to allocate the costs and benefits of a North Sea Offshore Grid, Simon Risanger, NTNU

16.10-16.30 Implications of outdated wind technology assumptions in energy systems modelling, Karsten Capion, Danish Energy

16.30-17.00 Panel discussion on future of system-friendly wind, Panelists: all workshop speakers, Chair: Nicolaos Cutululis


17.00-17.30 Plans for HorizonEurope, Nuno Quintal, European Commission

17.30-18.30 Drinks


19.00 Dinner at Grand Café Restaurant 1st Klass, Stationsplein 15, Perron 2B, Amsterdam Central station


Tuesday 18th of September 2018

Plenary hall 1

SP1 Programme planning and outreach

Chair: Peter Hauge Madsen, DTU (SP1 coordinator) and Xabier Munduate, CENER

09.00-09.45 From gentle breeze to green giant, the challenges wind faces in delivering its promise to the future, Aidan Cronin, Chairman of ETIPWIND

09.45-10.30 What EERA JP WIND did right – and what it should do next – How JP Wind can deliver on its promise in a European context, Matthijs Soede, European Commission

10.30-11.00 Implementing the SET-Plan Implementation Plan – A proposal to implement the lessons learned from IRPWIND, Mattias Andersson, DTU Wind Energy


11.00-11.30        Coffee break


Combined session SP6 Offshore Balance of Plant + SP7 Structures, materials and components

Chair: John Olav Tande, SINTEF (SP6 coordinator), Arno van Wingerde, Fraunhofer IWES (SP7 coordinator)

11.30-12.00 Experimental investigations on an innovative connection between ductile cast iron and concrete for offshore wind turbines, Marina Stuempel, Leibniz University of Hannover

12.00-12.30 BOOST-FOWT: a Horizon2020 Proposal”, Pablo Morato and Philippe Rigo, University of Liege


12.30-13.30        Lunch


Continuation combined session SP6 Offshore Balance of Plant + SP7 Structures, materials and components

Chair: John Olav Tande, SINTEF (SP6 coordinator), Arno van Wingerde, Fraunhofer IWES (SP7 coordinator)

13.30-13.50 ARCWIND, Floating wind energy conversion technology for the Atlantic region, Jose Azcona or Xabier Munduate, CENER

13.50-14.10 Bolted connections between support structure and tower, Andre Stang, Peter Schaumann, Leibniz University of Hannover

14.10-14.40 Life 50+, German Perez, Technalia

14.40-15.00 Discussion on Combined session SP6 Offshore Balance of Plant + SP7 Structures, materials and components


15.00-15.30       Coffee break



SP2 Research Infrastructure, testing and standards

Chair: Paul McKeever, ORE Catapult (SP2 coordinator)

15.30-15.35 Welcome and session introduction, Paul McKeever, ORE Catapult

15.35-15.55 Research infrastructure networks (MaRINET2 and MARINERG-i), Jimmy Murphy/Cian Desmond, University College Cork

15.55-16.15 eGrid/dynamic cable infrastructures; paving the way for future technology validation, Chong Ng, ORE Catapult

16.15-16.35 Electrical characteristic determination by testing wind turbine generator/converter systems, Thorben Jersch, Fraunhofer IWES

16.35-16.55 Group Discussion Session – What next for infrastructures, testing and standards? Led by Paul McKeever, ORE Catapult

16.55-17.00 Wrap up/AOB for Research Infrastructure SP


17.00-17.30 Closing session, Peter Eecen, ECN part of TNO


Plenary hall 2

SP3 Wind conditions and climatic effects

Chair: Jake Badger, DTU (SP3 coordinator)

13.30-13.50 Latest research on NEWA measurement campaigns, Julia Gottschall, IWES Fraunhofer

13.50-14.10 Climate and predictability for Wind Energy, Albert Soret Miravet (or colleague), BSC

14.10-14.35 Dutch Offshore Wind Atlas (DOWA), Jan Willem Wagenaar, ECN part of TNO

14.35-15.00 Lidar data from a NORCOWE campaign and visualization tool, Annette Fagerhaug Stephansen, NORCE


15.00-15.30 Coffee break


SP4 Aerodynamics, Loads and control

Chair: Peter Eecen, ECN part of TNO (SP4 coordinator)

15.30-15.45 Final results AVATAR.EU project, Gerard Schepers, ECN part of TNO

15.45-16.00 High fidelity aero-servo-elastic process chain to assess low-frequency emissions from wind turbines, Thorsten Lutz, University of Stuttgart

16.00-16.15 The dynamics in wind energy aerodynamics: CFD for flexible wind turbines, Hamid Rahimi, Fraunhofer IWES

16.15-16.30 Aerodynamic analysis related to control of loads, Vasilis Riziotis, NTUA

16.30-16.45 Results from EU projects ‘CL-Windcon’ and ‘Total control’, Nicolaos Cutululis, DTU and Mikel Iribas, CENER

16.30-17.00 EERA R&D strategy on SP4 Aerodynamics, Loads and control. Alignment with ETIPWind and SETPlan TWG, Peter Eecen, ECN part of TNO


Travel, Accomodation & Dinner

ARISTO AMSTERDAM – Conference location

Teleportboulevard 100
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Telephone: +31 20 686 0886

  • 15 minutes from Schiphol Amsterdam Airport by taxi/car
  • 20 minutes from Schiphol Amsterdam Aiport by public transport
  • Close to A10 motorway
  • Free Wi-Fi

Conference dinner

EERA JP Wind has the pleasure to invite all participants to the EERA JP Wind annual event dinner on Monday 17th of September at 19:00 at Grand Café Restaurant 1e Klas in Amsterdam. A unique monumental hospitality venue at Amsterdam Central Station. The dinner will take place in the First Class waiting room.

How to get there

The 1e Klas Restaurant at platform 2b is always accessible with and without a public transport chip card. The gates are open so anyone can walk right through.

Click here and here to know how to find the restaurant



Payment information

The registration fee is 350 Euro incl. tax. After registration you will receive an e-mail with payment information.