A showcase of the host market's potential
Tuesday 15 March 2011
Brussels Exhibition Centre
1 Place de Belgique, 1020 Brussels
The Belgian day was organised by ODE, organisatie duurzame energie, and the Walloon renewable energy association, EDORA. The one day event offered participants new insights into the latest wind energy trends in the Belgian market and discussed the future of the grid system.
Unrivalled networking opportunities with Belgium's leading industry players took place at the Belgian day conference and at the Belgian day exhibitions stand located in Hall 12, no.12180.
Belgium's wind energy potential
Belgium currently has about 600 MW of installed wind energy capacity. The Walloon region leads with installed capacity of more than 330 MW onshore, while Flanders has 239 MW onshore. In terms of offshore wind energy, 30 MW are operational in the North Sea, with 155 MW in final phase of completion. Belgium needs to source 13% of its energy from renewables by 2020.
According to a recent study conducted by both EDORA and ODE, organisatie duurzame energie , renewables could feasibly provide 16 to 18% of gross final energy consumption in Belgium. The 2020 targets for wind energy have been set at 1,500 MW in Flanders, 2,000 MW in Wallonia and 2,825 MW in the Belgian North Sea Area, collectively producing 16,7 TWh/y by 2020.
If these targets are met, wind energy would provide more than 50% of Belgium’s electricity from renewable sources, corresponding to about 15% of the projected electricity consumption in Belgium by 2020.Don't miss your chance to learn more about Belgium's leading wind industry players.
What do Belgium's influential political figures have to say about the event?
"EWEA's Annual Event is the major meeting for the European wind energy market, connecting the key players together: corporate leaders, investors, financiers, policy makers and scientists. It represents a unique combination of business opportunities, technical discussions, political debates and networking. For EWEA 2011, Brussels is a strategic place to promote the growth of the wind energy sector in Europe, and will make a crucial contribution to the implementation of EU objectives on renewable energy production."
Michel Helbig de Balzac, President of Edora, Fédération de l'Energie d'Origine Renouvelable et Alternative (the Renewable and Alternative Energy Federation), Belgium
"EWEA 2011 in the heart of Europe will confirm the ambition of the wind industry to deliver a vast amount of Europe's power needs."
Chris Derde, President, ODE - Organisatie Duurzame Energie (the Organisation for Renewable Energy), Flanders