Second Wind Value Conference, 1pm Wednesday 29th May 2024 in Cork, Ireland

End-of-Life Issues for Onshore Wind Farms,

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The Second Wind Value Conference will take place on 29th May 2024 in the Ellen Hutchins Building, Lee Road, Cork T23 XE10 (subject to change if we need more space). The topic will be the choices facing wind farms at the end of their planning permission or their end-of-life, these are: decommissioning, life extension and repowering. This raises questions about planning consent and financial decision making, both of which will be addressed at the conference. We will also have an update from repurposing activity since the first conference.

This will be a hybrid event. If you wish to reserve a place for either in-person or online attendance please send an email to or and specify whether you will be here in person or join online.

1 pmNetworking over a light lunch
1:20Paul Leahy, Lecturer in Wind Energy, ERI, UCCWelcome and Introduction
1:30Angie Nagle, CEO Blade Bridge Repurposing of Wind Turbine Blades
1:55Dorcas Mikindani, PhD student in CUBS, ERI, UCCEnd-of-Life Choices
2:20Peter Deeney, PI of Wind Value, ERI, UCCThe Optionality of Planning
2:45Coffee Break
3:10Carla De Laurentis, Lecturer in Environmental Management UWEThe Situation in Italy
Recent Paper link or download
3.35Jim Hughes, Director of Energy and Planning, at Fehily TimoneyThe Situation in Ireland
4:00Rebecca Windemer, Planning and Communities Lead RegenThe Situation in the UK
4:25PanelQuestions and Discussions
4:50Peter Deeney, PI of Wind Value, UCCConclusions and Thanks
Schedule 23rd May


In order of appearance at the Conference.

Paul Leahy is a senior lecturer in Wind Energy in UCC, a principal investigator in ERI and is in the Wind Value team. He is a member of IEA Wind Task 45 and conducts research into wind energy, hydrogen and energy storage.

Profile at UCC


Angie Nagle is CEO of Blade Bridge a company which develops repurposing solutions for decommissioned wind turbine blades.

Profile at Blade Bridge


Dorcas Mikindani is a third year PhD student in ERI and Cork University Business School. She is the PhD researcher working in the Wind Value team.

Profile at Wind Value


Peter Deeney is the principal investigator of the Wind Value project which is based in the Environmental Research Institute (ERI) of UCC. He is a member of IEA Wind Task 45 and conducts research in Energy Finance.

Profile at UCC


Carla De Laurentis, is a Senior Lecturer in Environmental Management in the University of the West of England (UWE), Bristol. Dr De Laurentis is also a member of IEA Wind Task 45, researching into wind blade recycling.

Profile at UWE


Jim Hughes is the director for Energy and Planning at Fehily Timoney in Cork. He is an environmental planner and is a project director for renewable energy.

Profile at Fehily Timoney


Rebecca Windemer is the planning and communities lead at Regen, a centre of energy expertise and market insight based in the UK. She is also a collaborator in the Wind Value project.

Profile at Regen


Note that this event will be broadcast on Teams and the video recordings of the event will be published on this webpage afterwards. If you do not wish to appear on the video, sit at the back of the room. If you do not wish to appear in photographs of the event let the organizers know.