May 7th, 10.00 - 17.30 (CET)

Baltic Energy Island
Summit 2024

In the coming years the island of Bornholm will transform into the green hub of the Baltic Sea.

Transforming our energy system into an integrated, intelligent, and resilient system presents opportunities for companies, cities, regions, countries, entrepreneurs, and citizens.

Join us in this transformation by participating in the annual international Baltic Energy Island Conference, where we’ll discuss the future of sustainable energy systems, the societies which they power and transform, and the opportunities they provide.

The target audience for the international event is branch professionals, politicians, researchers, journalists, and others working in the field of energy transition worldwide.

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to learn, network, and contribute to a greener future. This event is designed for professionals in the energy industry, politicians, researchers, journalists, and anyone working in the field of energy transition.

The conference will cover four main themes:

Energy Islands technology and scalability

Bornholm Island provides a unique environment for inventing and developing new technologies and services. Which technologies and systems should be developed, and how can they be scaled from specific environment to global solutions?

Society transformation and local engagement

How can the transformation of energy island communities be supported while preserving their unique qualities and how can local communities be involved and empowered?

Regional green growth

The green transition affects both energy systems and society. How can the massive offshore wind energy production in the Baltic Sea help attract investments and boost local job creation and green growth? ?

Regulatory and market innovation

How can regulatory innovation support the deployment of green technologies, services and systems while balancing citizens' concerns, environmental protection and social justice?

A detailed program will be available in mid-March. Due to limited space, register now to secure your seat.

The conference will cover four main themes:

Technologies and scaling
Bornholm Island provides a unique environment for inventing and developing new technologies and services. Which technologies and systems should Bornholm develop, and how can they be scaled from Bornholm’s specific environment to global solutions?
Green regional growth
The green transition affects both energy systems and society. How can Bornholm’s transformation be supported while preserving its unique qualities, by learning from other cities and regions undergoing similar transformations?
Skills and resources
The green transition requires re-skilling, education, and resource management. How can the workforce and resources needed for a green energy system be developed, and very importantly how do we attract a competent workforce from outside, make them feel welcome and encourage them to become a part of the local society on a permanent basis?
Regulatory innovation for green transition
How can regulatory innovation support the deployment of green technologies, services, and systems while balancing citizens’ concerns, environmental protection, and democratic processes?
A detailed program will be available in late February. Due to limited space, register now to secure your seat.

When and where:

Networking event (optional)
[Details about the event will follow ultimo march]
15th of May 2023 from 05.00 pm to 09.00 pm:
Where: Rønne Gl. Elværk, Lille Madsegade 32, 3700 Rønne, Bornholm
Main event: Baltic Energy Island Summit 2023
16th of May 2023 from 10.00 am to 06.00 pm:
Where: Green Solution House, Strandvejen 79, 3700 Rønne, Bornholm
Price: Free

When and where:

Networking event                                                          (optional – more details later)
6th of May 2024 from 16.00 – 20.00 (CET) 

The event will include dinner
Where: Rønne Gl. Elværk, Lille Madsegade 32, 3700 Rønne, Bornholm

 

Main event: Baltic Energy Island Summit 2024
7th of May 2024 from 10.00 – 17.30 (CET)
Where: Green Solution House, Strandvejen 79, 3700 Rønne, Bornholm
The Summit is free of charge. However, we will charge a no-show fee of 500 DKR.

Registration is open

Conference program

10.00

Official welcome to the Baltic Energy Island Summit
Claus M. Andersen, Chairman of the board, Baltic Energy Island

10.15

The road ahead for Europe’s energy transition
Interview with Ditte Juul Jørgensen, Director General DG-Energy European Commission

10.30

Bornholm – business and people at the epicenter of 19 GW offshore wind
Jacob Trøst, Mayor of Bornholm

10.40

A transition of unprecedented scale and speed – opportunities and challenges (Plenary panel debate)

In the Summit’s opening debate, we will expand on how to balance managing challenges and capture the vast opportunities the energy island concept offers. The panel will help answer some of the most burning questions – and potentially add a few of their own: Following up on the ambitions in the Marienborg Declaration, which opportunities/challenges are most important? How can Bornholm, as the World’s first energy island, become a true force field for green energy and a spearhead for the Baltic Sea region? How do we ensure a real green transition in a manner that embraces the local society and creates green regional growth? Where in the world do we look for inspiration for the transition?

Participants:
Lea Wermelin, Member of Parliament (S), Spokeswoman on climate, energy and utilities
Charlotte Jepsen, CEO, CIP-fonden
Kristian Jensen, CEO, Green Power Denmark
Hanne Storm Edlefsen, Vice President for Energy Islands, Energinet
Marco Nix, CFO, 50Hertz Transmission, Germany

Moderator:
Mette Skøt, Project Developer, Bornholm Energy and Utility

11.30

Networking and lunch
(Served from 12.00)

13.00

Breakout Session 1/2:

1A: Technologies for energy islands
Bornholm Island provides a unique environment for inventing and developing new technologies and services. Which technologies and systems should Bornholm develop, and how can they be scaled from Bornholm's specific environment to global solutions?

Participants:
Peter Weinreich-Jensen, Head of Business Development Western Europe, Siemens Energy A/S
Jacob Østergaard, Head of Division at DTU Wind & Energy Systems
Claus M. Andersen, CEO, Bornholm Energy and Utility
Matilda Machacek VP for RWE offshore development in the Nordics

Moderator:
Mattias Andersson, Senior Executive Officer, Department of Wind and Energy Systems, DTU

1B: Local business development
The green transition affects both energy systems and society. How can Bornholm's transformation be supported while preserving its unique qualities, by learning from other cities and regions undergoing similar transformations?

Participants:
Berndt Schalin, CEO, Flexens Oy Ab, AX
Lars Nordahl, CEO, Port of Rønne
Christopher Donald Sorensen, CEO, GreenLab
Christa Lodahl, Business Manager, Business Center Bornholm

Moderator:
Søren Møller Christensen, Acting Director, Baltic Energy Island

13.55

Coffee and networking

14.20

Breakout Session 2/2

2A: Investing in skills and education for energy islands
The green transition requires re-skilling, education, and resource management. How can the workforce and resources needed for a green energy system be developed, and very importantly how do we attract a competent workforce from outside, make them feel welcome and encourage them to become a part of the local society on a permanent basis?

Participants:
Tore Karlsson, Training Coordinator, VUX Skellefteå
Carsten Orth Gaarn Larsen, Senior Vice President, DTU
Nikolaj Lubanski, COO, Copenhagen Capacity
Inge Prip, Director, Campus Bornholm

Moderator:
Anne Thomas, Director, Centre for Regional and Tourism Research

2B: Regulatory Innovation – The need for speed
We are in the second phase of the green transition, ready for the full green energy build-out and electrification of society. We are determined on clear decarbonization goals by 2030 and on living up to the 1,5 degree climate target. But we struggle in reaching these goals as we are continuously held back by systematic, regulatory barriers. The EU has recently recognized this challenge, introducing a temporary framework to reduce the permitting time for wind and other renewables. But is it enough? What kind of regulatory innovation is required for us to speed up implementation of green energy production? And with the regulatory innovation and technology innovation needed in the continued green transition, how do we couple the two to deliver renewables both smarter and faster?

Participants:
Ulrik Stridbæk, VP, Head of Regulatory Affairs, Ørsted
Christopher Donald Sorensen, CEO, GreenLab
Eva Larsen, Head of Public Affairs Nordics, Vestas Wind Systems

Moderator:

Mette Skøt, Project Developer, Bornholm Energy and Utility

15.15

Closing Session

Participants:
Hanne Storm Edlefsen, Vice President for Energy Islands, Energinet
Jacob Østergaard, Head of Division at DTU Wind & Energy Systems
Søren Møller Christensen, Acting Director, Baltic Energy Island
Anne Thomas, Director, Centre for Regional and Tourism Research
Ulrik Stridbæk, VP, Head of Regulatory Affairs, Ørsted

Moderator:
Mette Skøt, Project Developer, Bornholm Energy and Utility

15.50

End of program

The conference speakers:

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Lea Wermelin

Member of Parliament

Anders Eldrup

Chairman of the Copenhagen Cleantech Cluster and chairman of Offshoreenergy.dk

Hanne Storm Edlefsen

Vice President, Energy Islands, Energinet

Ulrik Haagerup

CEO Constructive Institute

Julia Kirch Kirkegaard

Associate Professor at DTU Wind and Energy Systems

Jacob Trøst

Mayor, Regional municipality of Bornholm

Marianne Petersen

Danish Innovation funded Industrial PhD Candidate enrolled with DTU and employed by Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy A/S

Lena Kitzing

Associate Professor and Head of Section of Society, Markets and Policy at DTU Wind and Energy Systems

Brian Vad Mathiesen

Professor in Energy Planning and Renewable Energy Systems at Aalborg University

Anna Häger

Regional Manager at the Nordic energy company Ilmatar Energy

Dr. Kim Sandgaard-Mørk

Executive Vice President for Renewables Certification at DNV - Energy Systems

Søren Møller Christensen

Director, Baltic Energy Island

Mette Skøt

Project Developer, Bornholm Energy and Utility

Dirk Van Hertem

Professor and member of the ELECTA University of Leuven

Anders Wiklund

Island Ambassador, Åland OX2

Søren Scherfig

Managing Director of Offshore Denmark, Ørsted

Samuel Magid

Associate Partner, Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners

Anne Thomas

Director, Centre for Regional and Tourism Research

Ulrik Stridbæk

VP, Head of Regulatory and Public Affairs , Ørsted

Claus M. Andersen

CEO of Bornholm Energy and Utility. Chairman, Baltic Energy Island

Samuel Magid

Associate Partner, Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners

Anne Thomas

Director, Centre for Regional and Tourism Research

Ulrik Stridbæk

VP, Head of Regulatory and Public Affairs , Ørsted

Networking event (Optional)

As a prelude to the conference “Baltic Energy Island Summit 2024”, we are hosting a debate & networking event in the historic building Elværket in Rønne.
We are bringing together the chairman of Denmark’s Innovation Fund Anders Eldrup and the founder of Constructive Institute Ulrik Haagerup.

They will discuss how far along we are with the green transformation, build upon what we have learned from previous societal transformations – and help frame a strategy of HOPE.  

Sign up when you register for the conference. The event will include dinner.

When: 6th of May 2024 from 16.00 – 20.00 (CET)
Where: Rønne Gl. Elværk, Lille Madsegade 32, 3700 Rønne, Bornholm

How to get to Bornholm

It is easy to get to Bornholm by either plane from Copenhagen or ferry from either Denmark or Sweden.

For your convenience, we have gathered some practical information about transportation to and from Bornholm.

When and where:

Networking event (optional – details will follow)              6th of May 2024 from 16.00 – 20.00 (CET)                  Dinner will be included 

Where: Rønne Gl. Elværk, Lille Madsegade 32, 3700 Rønne, Bornholm

Main event: Baltic Energy Island Summit 2024              7th of May 2023 from 10.00 – 17.30 (CET)

Where: Green Solution House, Strandvejen 79, 3700 Rønne, Bornholm

Registration is open