New opportunites for onshore wind – agenda

This course is available online with remote face to face tuition.

Onshore wind trends

  • A review of market growth and key deployment trends, current and emerging.
  • The changing competitiveness and market fit of onshore wind.
  • Challenges facing onshore wind in a “post-subsidy” electricity market, including integration costs.

Risks & returns

  • Understanding the financial model and its key variables; including performance, costs & financing structures.
  • Illustration: a simplified, Excel-based financial model.
  • Selling onshore wind: auctions, utilities, corporates & markets.
  • Opportunities for revenue maximisation and diversification, including arbitrage and grid services.

Integrating onshore wind into the power system

  • Policy trends, including differentiating “subsidy” from “support” (and why it matters).
  • System integration challenges on different timescales, from seconds to seasons.
  • Wind + storage: applications, project examples and technology options.
  • Planning & investment considerations.

Project design innovations

  • Getting bigger: the implications of deploying ‘offshore’ turbines onshore.
  • Co-locating wind projects with other energy projects, for example solar PV.
  • Onshore wind within community microgrid projects.
  • A review of other emerging trends to watch.

Risk & Project Development

  • The end-to-end process of creating an onshore wind farm, including realistic timescales (and influences).
  • Identifying key points of risk, along with their impacts.
  • Understanding grid planning and requirements, including the impact of new project designs.

Permitting & The Rochdale Envelope

  • Incorporating uncertainty and strategic thinking into the planning & permitting process.
  • Scenario mapping and testing to define cases for consent.
  • Stakeholder management and guidance.
  • Arriving at a final, risk-minimised project design


  • “Buildability” and the factors that determine it.
  • Construction and the supply chain, including how these are altered by the inclusion of new innovations.
  • Risk mitigation and key contracts.


  • Identifying the impact of key market, development and construction failures on the operational phase.
  • Reducing O&M risk: innovations and best practices.
  • Repowering or decommissioning: policy, planning and implementation.

Risk review

An onshore wind opportunity & risk checklist, from business planning to practical delivery.

Your company can benefit from this training now.

This course can be delivered alongside events, your office or any global location.

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