06.09.2018 | WWEA: 3rd International Community Wind Symposium

The Programme of the 3rd International Community Wind Symposium has been published. 30 speakers from all continents will present and discuss latest developments in community wind around the globe: https://wwindea.org/blog/2018/05/25/save-the-date-3rd-international-community-wind-symposium/

Following last year’s International Community Wind Symposium with more than 100 experts and practitioners from 20 countries each, the World Wind Energy Association WWEA and LEE NRW are hosting now the third consecutive year the International Community Wind Symposium – funded by Stiftung Umwelt und Entwicklung Nordrhein-Westfalen. The aim is to capture the current status of Community Wind in Germany and worldwide and to provide impulses for future developments.

Partners of the event include Energieagentur.NRW, Genossenschaftsverband, German Wind Energy Association BWE and IRENA Coalition for Action. Speakers from Australia, Belgium, Japan, Mali, Pakistan, USA and Zimbabwe have already confirmed their attendance. On the occasion of the IRENA Innovation Week at the beginning of September 2018 in Bonn, the numerous international and German participants will include representatives of community projects and associations as well as from governments and international organizations, politicians, researchers and other relevant community power stakeholders.

The focus of this year’s Symposium will be on Innovation and New Business Models. Numerous international and German experts, amongst them representatives of community projects and associations, politicians, researchers and other relevant community power stakeholders are expected. A special session with focus on Africa will discuss how community ownership can trigger energy access and prosperity in the different parts of this continent. The new German community energy programme for African will hence be of special interest in the panel discussions.

Event’s Topics: – How does Community Power in Germany develop in the second year of auctions? – What are current Trends and innovative Business Models of the future? – Which international networks and cooperation exist in particular with African countries?

The programme can be found at: https://wwindea.org/blog/2018/05/25/save-the-date-3rd-international-community-wind-symposium/

Conference languages are English and German, simultaneous interpretation will be available.

Participation is free of charge. For registration, please send a short message including your name and affiliation to Fabian Tenk ft@wwindea.org

Source: Press release World Wind Energy Association, 16.07.2018