Intpow – Renewable Energy Forum 2015

Population growth, demographic and climate change considerations boost demand for renewable power solutions both in the developed and developing regions of the world. What are the industrial implications?

Markets are changing fast and utilities are struggling with old business models. Implications are immense for the global power industry and change strategies are sought. Where are the business opportunities? What are the risks? How can companies and nations change and prosper in the wake of the energy revolution?

Central institutions have developed scenarios with high expectations for deployment of further wind, solar and hydropower to supply the booming demand for renewable power generation. The COP 21 meeting will highlight the need for further actions.

The implications for Norway and the Norwegian industry are not at all clear. The IREF 2015 will increase awareness of the global changes that are taking place and highlight business opportunities that arise in the wake of the energy revolution.




Ms Hilde Gillebo, Chair, INTPOW

Ms Kristin Skogen Lund, Director General – NHO


Opening remarks

Ms Dilek Ayhan, State Secretary, Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries

General market status and future expectations – Key note speeches
Mr Adnan Z Amin, Director-General, International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)

Prof. Arthouros Zervos, Chair, REN21

Mr Bjørn Kj. Haugland, EVP and Chief Sustainability Officer (CSO), DNV GL Group


Renewable energy deployment in developing markets

Mr Kjell Roland, Managing Director, Norfund
Mr Tom Erichsen, Chief Executive Officer, Differ AS


North European electricity market developments, opportunities and challenges, Norwegian content

Prof. Tomas Kåberger, Professor at Chalmers University of Technology

Prof Dr Claudia Kemfert, Head of Department Energy, Transportation, Environment at DIW Berlin (German Institute of Economic Research) and Professor of Energy Economics and Sustainability at Hertie School of Governance, Germany

Mr Ingar Moen, Senior Vice President, Analysis and Grid Planning, Statnett

Mr Stephen Bull, Statoil


Funding the transition
Mr Manuel Adamini, The Climate Bonds Initiative

Mr Idar Kreutzer, Finans Norge

Norwegian position and government interaction
Ms Nina Jensen, Secretary General, WWF Norway

Jarle Roth, CEO, Eksportkreditt

Mr Ola Elvestuen, Head of the Energy and Environment Committee, Norwegian Parliament (V)

Mr Terje Lien Aasland, Deputy Head (1) of the Energy and Environment Committee, Norwegian Parliament (AP)

Mr Nicolai Astrup, Deputy Head (1) of the Energy and Environment Committee, Norwegian Parliament (H)

Mr Heikki Holmås, Member of the Energy and Environment Committee, Norwegian Parliament (SV)


Closing remarks

End of conference – Dinner & Entertainment

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Location: NHO – Næringslivets hus, Middelthuns gate 27, 0368 Oslo