Energy Transitions Podcast: Norway: Leading offshore wind development
Norway recently announced the Ocean Grid project that will develop new technology, knowledge, and solutions to enable the profitable development of offshore wind on the Norwegian continental shelf - key to achieving climate targets. We unpack how this region, traditionally focused on oil & gas, has made significant progress in the burgeoning offshore wind sector and become a leading force driving Europe’s green energy transition.
Host: Pamela Largue, Staff Writer
Speaker: John Olav Giæver Tande, Chief Scientist, Research Manager, and Director of NorthWind at SINTEF Energi AS
More about our Speaker:
John Olav Giæver Tande is Chief Scientist and Research Manager at SINTEF Energy Research (Norway), and a pioneer in floating offshore wind energy. He is the director of the newly launched NorthWind research centre, an 8 year, 31.5 million EUR research centre working on innovations to make wind power cheaper, more efficient, and more sustainable. From 2009 to 2017, he was the Director of NOWITECH (Norwegian Research Centre for Offshore Wind Technology). Both centres have been funded by the Research Council of Norway (RCN) and national/international industry. In 2019, he was appointed Norway's Mission Innovation Champion for his innovative research and contribution in dissemination. The award was established by Bill Gates and former US president Barack Obama – among others – during the climate summit meeting in Paris, COP 21.