Innovation Norway will host Sino-Norwegian Forum on Offshore Wind, January 4th 2013, Beijing

On January 4th 2013, Chinese Renewable Energy Industries Association (CREIA) and Innovation Norway will co-organize a Sino-Norwegian Forum on Offshore Wind.

Date: January 4th 2013

Venue: Kaifeng room, Kempinski Hotel, Beijing

Background

The Chinese government has ambitious plans for renewable energy. According to the present Five Year Plan, China will add 200 GW of wind power by 2020, 30 GW of which will be offshore. Despite the impressive targets, the development of offshore wind in China has slowed down over the last couple of years – largely due to technological and regulatory challenges.

Europe, an early mover in the development of offshore wind, has recently passed 5 GW of installed capacity. The forum will explore how experiences from Europe can be applied to accelerate the development in China. We also want to explore the characteristics of the offshore wind industries in China and Norway respectively, to identify complementarities. How can Chinese and Norwegian stakeholders cooperate to further the development of offshore wind in China and Europe?