We are pleased to share that Vattenfall is supporting the AREG Energy Futures Conference and Exhibition at P&J Live on 15 November as a Silver Sponsor.
As part of the AREG Energy Futures Event, Dr. Catrin Jones, Vattenfall Head of Stakeholder and Community Engagement, will join the afternoon panel session on Scaling up Future Offshore Renewables. The session, which includes a panel of six industry leaders, will explore opportunities presented by the offshore wind sector including ScotWind and INTOG, as well as the future of the energy mix, among other subjects.
Vattenfall is one of Europe’s largest producers and retailers of electricity and heat with approximately 19,000 employees. For more than 100 years it has electrified industries, supplied energy to people’s homes and modernised how we live through innovation and cooperation. In the UK, Vattenfall operates 10 wind farms and are working on future projects that could provide enough electricity to meet the needs of more than 4 million homes. Vattenfall’s Aberdeen Offshore Wind Farm (AOWF) started producing electricity in 2018 and currently displaces over 134,000 tonnes of CO2 per year. It comprises 11 x 8.8MW Vestas wind turbines and is located off the coast of Aberdeen. The project invests in local communities via the Unlock the Future Fund which receives £150,000 per annum to support projects that look to the future and contribute to a climate smarter world. Vattenfall also works with the Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult to test new technology at the wind farm.
Alongside its partners, Vattenfall is taking on the responsibility to find new and sustainable ways to electrify transportation, industries, and heating. Since 2008, the company has been a partner in Scottish and UK Net Zero and decarbonisation ambitions; seeking to deliver fossil-free living within one generation whilst driving the transition to a more sustainable energy system. In May 2022, Vattenfall was awarded £9.3m in innovation funding from the Net Zero Innovation Portfolio Low Carbon Hydrogen Supply 2 fund by the UK’s Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS). The funding will be used to develop the world’s first hydrogen-producing offshore wind turbine, with the electrolyser sited directly onto an existing operational turbine at the AOWF. This project is in development and it is anticipated that production will begin in 2025.
Vattenfall is a European leader in the development, operation, and maintenance of offshore wind farms with more than 2GW in operation (enough to power more than 1.6 million homes), 1.5GW under construction and an ambition to install a further 15GW by 2030.
We are grateful to all our speakers, supporters, and sponsors. In addition to Vattenfall, these include bp, Shell, STC INSISO, North Star, Fennex, North East Scotland Hydrogen Ambition (NESH2A) Steering Committee, Energy Voice, OGV, Scottish Renewables, OPITO, Aberdeen Science Centre and Scottish Hydrogen Fuel Cell Association (SHFCA).
A full agenda and speakers list for the day can be found here and we look forward to a busy and insightful day on the 15 November.