Wind Energy 2000 - Building the 10% looks at the role windpower will play in meeting the Governments 2010 target onelectricity generation from renewable sources. New projects, bothon and off shore, are expected to contribute almost half of thetarget, recognising the maturity of the technology. Wind Energy 2000 - Building the 10% includes a specialreport from the development team of the landmark Blyth Offshoreproject on the challenges experienced in commissioning the UK'sfirst offshore wind turbines.
Changes in both the UK electricity system and the Government'sprogramme of support for renewable energy suggested that the focusof this year's conference should be the new policies. Sessions wereaccordingly convened as forums with subsequent discussiongroups.
Papers presented include contributions from the Department ofTrade and Industry, the Crown Estate, and the Countryside Agency, including such topics as:
The percentage obligation and the new electricity tradingarrangements
The further development of the offshore wind energyindustry
Regional and sustainable development within the planningsystem.