Become part of the greatest new energy project in North West Europe

Over the coming decades, the North Sea will become the centre of the North West European energy system. A vision has been developed for the region to become the major European hub for offshore wind production while making optimal use of synergies with the existing offshore energy industry.

This 4-half day intensive programme offers a unique opportunity to become part of this exciting new development at the heart of the energy transition. You will be brought fully up to speed on the vision for the region and all the latest developments by experts who have been involved in this project from the start.

The course has been developed in cooperation with DOB Academy, a well-known education centre for offshore energy professionals in Delft.

  • Includes interactive cases

How you benefit

  • First-hand knowledge of greatest new energy project in Northwest Europe
  • Identify new opportunities
  • Acquire international network of peers and experts

About the programme

This intensive virtual 4-half day programme is given by acknowledged experts in the field, who have been part of the North Sea energy vision from the start. It provides an overview of all the different aspects involved in this huge new development: technical, economic, legal, environmental, political and social.

The programme includes development of a business case and a social and networking programme which will put you into contact with other professionals working in all parts of the North Sea Energy value chain.


  • History of North Sea Energy flows and importance to the economy
  • Integration of existing offshore industry with new offshore wind developments
  • Spatial planning and environmental issues
  • Essentials of offshore energy flows and processes
  • Existing electricity grids and plans for new interconnections and pan-European grids
  • European policies on North Sea and North Sea energy
  • Introduction to North Sea Energy law

What you learn

  • Identify options for smart combinations between sectors and countries
  • Get overview of future energy flows (offshore wind, oil, gas, hydrogen, power-to-gas)
  • Understand system integration technologies (e.g. offshore wind with power-to-gas)
  • Recognise new international and intersectoral business models
  • Understand regulatory challenges

Who should attend

For professionals working in any part of the energy value chain in both the gas and electricity sectors, from production to transport, distribution and sales:

  • Business developers
  • Engineers and technological specialists
  • Policymakers, regulators and NGOs
  • Researchers and consultants
  • Maritime and spatial planners
  • Business and energy analysts
Lecturer North Sea Energy

Catrinus Jepma

Catrinus Jepma is one of New Energy Coalition’s energy experts and professor of Energy and Sustainability at the University of Groningen. His field of expertise is energy policy and markets, environmental impact and policy issues, energy efficiency measures and energy technologies. Thanks to his years of involvement as (coordinating) lead author of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), professor Jepma received a personalised certificate for his share in the Nobel Peace Prize awarded to the IPCC in 2007.

Joris Koornneef

Joris Koornneef is a senior energy strategy consultant for TNO with a focus on (offshore) system integration and energy storage. He has a background in Science & Innovation Studies at Utrecht University studying the social, technical and economic success/fail factors for energy technologies. He holds a PhD on the health, safety and environmental impacts of Carbon Capture & Storage. As scientific lead of research programmes on system integration and energy storage he responsible for the multidisciplinary scientific coordination and alignment.

Prof. Martha Roggenkamp

Martha Roggenkamp is professor of Energy Law (the first one in The Netherlands) and director of the Groningen Centre of Energy Law at the Faculty of Law. She is an expert in the field of Dutch, European and international energy law.

Roggenkamp studied Scandinavian languages and literature and Dutch law at the University of Groningen. From 1986 until 2004, she worked as a researcher at the – now defunct – International Energy Law Institute of Leiden University. She is also an Of Counsel (advisor) for Brinkhof Advocaten in Amsterdam. She has been involved in projects on various topics, including independent network management and regulation of offshore wind energy, and provided advice on the regulation of carbon capture & storage.

Giles Dickson

Giles Dickson has been the Chief Executive Officer of European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) since September 14, 2015. Mr. Dickson has a wealth of experience to this association with a distinguished background in industry and government. He has substantial experience and knowledge of European energy and climate policies having led negotiations on environment at the UK Permanent Representation in Brussels and having overseen Alstom’s engagement on these issues with governments worldwide. Mr. Dickson served as Vice President of Global Public Affairs at Alstom before joining EWEA.


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