Development of Wind Energy in Hamburg: Challenges and Opportunities

Green growth in Colombia is becoming a major priority for the country as recent reports from the Ministry of Mines and Energy warn of the impact of El Nino on the economy, which has already decreased the country’s GDP by 0.2% in 2015. It is clear that policies need to be put in place for climate change adaptation. The Ministry has highlighted an important tool achieve this objective – non-conventional sources of renewable energy (FNCER).

Integrating FNCER’s into Colombia’s energy mix will simultaneously lower their carbon emissions and strengthen the country’s power generation matrix to buffer against the increased variability brought on by climate change. To do this, a specific mechanism has been put in place for Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) long-term contracting in the energy wholesale market. On the 2 January 2019, the first call for auction of long-term PPAs will take place, attracting a great interest from the industry, investors, and bidding specialists in renewable energy.

In this one-day interactive seminar organised by GWEC for the first time in Colombia, we will gather high-level figures from this group of stakeholders together with energy authorities and regulators to address any questions and issues surrounding the bidding procedure for the development of wind projects to participate in this inaugural auction. From policy, to market, to technical content – this seminar will provide you with all the information you need to drive wind industry development in Colombia.

See the draft programme for the seminar here.

The sessions will conducted in Spanish only.

Entry is free of charge for the first edition of this event.

Register for the event here.

Welcome to the 2nd edition of Vietnam Wind Power!

Following on from the success of the first conference in 2018, GWEC will be holding its second edition of Vietnam Wind Power Conference in Hanoi on 11-12 June 2019, where  we expect to attract around 400 delegates. 

Vietnam’s establishment of the Feed-in-Tariff in August 2018 has created renewed momentum for the country’s wind market and attracted a rush of development projects. There is already 187 MW of installed wind capacity in the country, and the Vietnamese government has set a target for wind development at 800 MW by 2020, 2,000 MW by 2025 and at 6,000 MW by 2030. 

However, there are still a number of regulatory challenges to be addressed in order for project developers to be able create PPAs that are bankable from the point of view of international project finance, while the long term potential and system impact of renewables has yet to be fully recognised in long term planning.  During our full-day conference on 12 June, we’ll be addressing these topics as well as other pressing issues relating to the development of a sustainable wind and renewables industry.  

Experts from the international and national wind industry, financial institutions, high level representatives from government and other competent authorities from Vietnam, will set the scene for a discussion on what needs to be achieved to smooth the way for further development.

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Save the Date! 11-12 June 2019

Vietnam Wind Power ….
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... for the industry

Global Wind Energy Council

The Global Wind Energy Council helps open up new markets for wind energy. GWEC has a proven track record of success in helping to build the wind energy industry in emerging markets around the world, including China, Brazil, Mexico, South Africa, India, Argentina, and Vietnam

Save the Date for our next Mexico WindPower!

Mexico WindPower will hold its eight edition from 20-21 March 2019. The event has established itself as the most important congress and exhibition for the wind sector in the country. The 2 day congress and exhibition will offer participants the opportunity to network and meet new business contacts among the key players active in the Mexican wind industry. The conference programme will include a range of sessions where the latest policy, market and technology developments will be debated.

It is an annual event organized by the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) and the Mexican Wind Energy Association (AMDEE), in conjunction with E. J. Krause Tarsus of Mexico.

Mexico Wind Power …. an event organised by the industry …. for the industry.

Mexico WindPower ….
organised by the industry
... for the industry