Hamburg. From 27 to 30 September 2016 WindEnergy Hamburg will be this year’s central shop window for the world's wind energy industry. There will be about 1,200 exhibitors from more than 30 countries presenting their innovations in the fields of onshore and offshore technology. As in 2014, about 130 companies from the No. 1 industrial and energy region North Rhine-Westphalia will be represented in Hamburg.
The Wind Energy Network of EnergyAgency.NRW will again be there on the joint stand of the state of North Rhine-Westphalia in Hall B6, Stand B6.538. It will be showing off its services connected with wind energy.
Further information on WindEnergy Hamburg and HUSUM Wind:
WindEnergy Hamburg will take place from 27 to 30 September 2016 on the site of Hamburg Messe trade fair centre. This leading world trade fair for the onshore and offshore wind sector gives a picture of the international market with the entire value chain. It is the meeting point for decision-makers in the energy industry from across the globe. HUSUM Wind is being held from 12 to 15 September 2017 in the pioneering wind region Schleswig-Holstein on the German North Sea coast. This fair focuses on the German-speaking market. As a meeting point it has a long and rich tradition and provides the opportunity for an intensive exchange of views within the industry and for creating practice-based added value.
Background to the Wind Energy Network of EnergyAgency.NRW:
The Wind Energy Network NRW aims at strengthening the wind sector in the region and promoting the expansion of wind energy in NRW. It provides an interactive platform on which about 1,500 members can interact in relation to specific topics with a view to finding solutions. At the internet address www.energieagentur.nrw/windenergie the Network gives comprehensive information on sector-based news, activities, projects and objectives.
Business Directory - Wind Energy NRW:
One major informative tool of the Network is the Business Directory - Wind Energy NRW, which is continuously being updated online and is reissued every year anew as a printed version. There are at present 220 companies, suppliers, research institutions, plant operators, associations, project developers, expert assessors and other service providers based in North Rhine-Westphalia. The print version also includes detailed articles and interviews on current wind energy themes. The Business Directory is intended to present the strengths and services of the sector’s representatives from NRW nationally and internationally and to market NRW as a core region for the wind energy sector. The printed version can be obtained free of charge from the brochure ordering service www.energieagentur.nrw/windenergie .
Background to Wind Energy in Germany:
In German 579 onshore wind turbines with a capacity of 1,892 MW were added in the first half of 2016. Offshore 43 wind turbines with a capacity of 258 MW were added by the middle of 2016. Nationwide this means that, as of 30.06.2016, 26,561 onshore wind turbines and 835 offshore wind turbines had been installed with a total capacity of 47,096 MW. (Source: "Status Windenergieausbau an Land in Deutschland" and "Status des Offshore-Windenergieausbaus in Deutschland", Deutsche WindGuard)
The electricity generated from wind in Germany in 2015 reached about 85.4 billion kWh. This represented a growth in capacity as compared to the previous year of 66 per cent (2014: 51.4 billion kWh). December was a record month for wind energy in two ways: On the one hand it produced the greatest revenue of any month ever and on the other it overtook brown coal for the first time to become the most important energy source in the power mix. (Source: "Windkraft-Journal 01/2016")
In NRW alone at 30.06.2016 there were 3,256 wind turbines in operation with an installed capacity of 4,319 MW. If we consider the installed capacity added, North Rhine-Westphalia showed a percentage of 12.1 per cent (294 MW) for the first half of 2016, a substantial increase again. NRW therefore strengthened its position as a wind energy region and now ranks in fifth place for the installed wind energy capacity of all the federal states, after Lower Saxony, Schleswig-Holstein, Brandenburg and Saxony-Anhalt. (Source: “Status Windenergieausbau an Land in Deutschland”, Deutsche WindGuard)