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EWEA events, WW200906

Wind energy workshops target emerging markets

21.05.2009

“There are many EU Member States with enormous wind potential, where the sector is beginning to take off very promisingly. Our national workshop events aim to present the main issues surrounding the development of the sector in those countries”, said Justin Wilkes, Head of Regulatory Affairs for EWEA.

In the last few months EWEA has organised four of a series of policy workshops in promising emerging wind energy markets. Held in Prague, Riga, Budapest and Bucharest the workshops, organised together with the national wind energy association of each country, looked at various key issues linked to wind energy such as the economics of wind power, grids and wind integration, and wind turbines and the landscape.
The events were attended by government officials and regional authorities, transmission and distribution system operators as well as local developers, media and other wind energy industry representatives. The workshops in Budapest, Bucharest and Riga were combined with an overview of all aspects of wind energy based on the new edition of the ‘Wind Energy – The Facts’ publication. The next workshop taking place in Gotland, Sweden, on 2 July, will also focus on this.

‘Wind Energy – The Facts’ is a European Commission-funded project, widely considered to be the most important wind energy reference in the world. It presents a detailed overview of the wind energy sector, with the most up-to-date and in-depth information on the essential issues concerning wind power today. The events were designed to give an insight into all aspects of the wind energy industry.

Two further workshops will be held in November in Bulgaria and Turkey. Participation in the workshops is limited and by invitation only.  If you are interested in attending, please contact Jacopo Moccia on [email protected]. For more information on ‘Wind Energy – The Facts’ go to www.windfacts.eu

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