Symposium ‘Wind-meets-Gas’

Going for Synergy

13 and 14 September 2017, Groningen, The Netherlands

The ongoing developments on the North Sea are crucial for the EU energy transition. Appealing new initiatives in which politics, business and knowledge institutes collaborate are of major importance in a time where North Sea developments enter a new stage. Therefore New Energy Coalition (a combination of Energy Valley, Energy Academy Europe, Energy Delta Institute) and a large number of other parties organise the two day symposium ‘Wind-meets-Gas”.

The key focus of the event, which is a follow up of the symposium “Gas-meets-Wind” of June 15 2016 (Rotterdam), will be centred around the latest developments concerning the North Sea area. The attention will zoom in on the most important and recent initiatives that have been taken by companies, public authorities and knowledge institutes in this area. These parties are actively cooperating in i.e. offshore wind, offshore oil and gas and offshore grids. Also during the event the official launch of the TSO2020 project will take place.


Day 1, Wednesday September 13 (10.30 – 21.30 hours)
This day is dedicated to the new TSO 2020 project in which renewable power from Denmark getting onshore at Eemshaven via the COBRA-cable (EU-status: PSI) will be transported towards an electrolyser at the underground gas storage side Zuidwending. In this project wind energy is partly converted into green hydrogen and experiments are introduced regarding the storage and use of various applications. The TSO 2020 project is co-financed by the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) of the European Union. The project has a prominent EU-status, and will be officially launched during the symposium.

Furthermore the first day will offer a number of appealing keynotes (a.o. Mel Kroon, Anita van den Ende, Ulco Vermeulen) and parallel sessions.

The day will be concluded with a dinner for all participants in the Martini Church.

Day 2, Thursday September 14 (10.30 – 16.30 hours)
Will focus on offshore conversion and storage of wind energy. During this day various new initiatives and plans, which are currently under developments on the North Sea, will be discussed and explained (i.e. a platform electrification initiative of ENGIE oil and gas, an initiative towards offshore hydrogen production of Vattenfall and the recent offshore plans of EBN).

The second day will also offer various top keynotes (a.o. Jan Willem van Hoogstraten, Alexander van Ofwegen) and interactive sessions on various new offshore initiatives and studies.


Der Aa-kerk, Akerkhof 2, 9711 JB, Groningen, The Netherlands

Admission and registration
The admission fee is €200,- excl. VAT and you can sign up by clicking the following link: Please note that we have a limited capacity of 200 persons and may therefore be forced to apply first come first serve.

For more information about the symposium, please contact Debby Huiser, Energy Valley (, +31 (0) 50 789 00 10).

Kind regards,

Prof. Catrinus Jepma
Chairman Organising Committee


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