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Lunch Lecture: PowerWeb

The lunch lectures are free to attend but registration is mandatory via this link.

Accelerated global warming can have catastrophic consequences for humans and nature. International climate goals and actions should prevent this from happening. The North Sea renewable energy system (with up to 180 GW of offshore wind) will play an important role to decarbonize the NW Europe energy system and reach these climate goals. But how can this be realized and integrated into the onshore grid at lowest cost and minimum impact? In this lunch talk Huygen van Steen from Navigant will present the North Sea Wind Power Hub project as a case study, where they are providing strategic and implementation support.

Huygen van Steen has a clear focus on stakeholder (interface) management, project coordination and process optimisation for large clients in the offshore wind sector. His career started in 2008 with a position as conservation officer with South Pacific Projects in Fiji, followed by several positions at Gardline Environmental Surveys in the UK before joining Navigant (formally Ecofys) as a consultant in 2012. He delivers cost-effective solutions accurately and timely, implemented in line with business case requirements and an acceptable risk profile to assist his clients to face the many challenges posed by the accelerating energy transition. Huygen distinguishes himself with a hands-on and personal approach. Key projects are environmental programme management for Clusius C.V. (Luchterduinen offshore wind farm), offshore asset transfer management for Eneco Wind B.V., Dutch offshore wind interface management for TenneT TSO B.V. and external project manager Passage and Co-use of offshore wind farms for Eneco and Rijkswaterstaat. Huygen is currently seconded to TenneT as sub-project lead for the North Sea Wind Power Hub project.

Date: 9 May 2019
12:45-13:30 hrs
Faculty of EEMCS, Mekelweg, hall Pi

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