03. – 05.07.2012| WWEA and BWE: 11th World Wind Energy Conference & Renewable Energy Exhibition WWEC2012. Extension of deadline for submission of abstracts : 27 February 2012

The World Wind Energy Association WWEA and the German Wind Energy Association BWE invite the world wind community to the 11th World Wind Energy Conference and Exhibition WWEC2012, taking place 3-5 July 2012 in Bonn, Germany, under the main theme: Community Power – Citizens’ Power.

Due to many requests from around the world, the organisers have decided to extend the deadline for submission of abstracts until 27 February 2012.

WWEC2012 will be the international number one event of the year 2012. It has already obtained support from many important international organizations.

Submit an abstract for WWEC2012: 

Choose one of the topics below, present it from your point of view and send the abstract to wwec2012@wwindea.org by 27 February 2012, adding in the e-mail title “Abstract for WWEC2012”!

Conference topics: 

  1. Cooperative, community and similar ownership and business models for industrialized and for developing countries
  2. Local, national and regional policies, barriers, incentives
  3. International frameworks and programmes
  4. Financing community power projects: Equity, loans and other measures 
  5. Local and regional plans for 100 % renewable energy supply, system integration and optimization
  6. Small wind energy systems, their potential role, and what policies are necessary
  7. Hybrid systems and storage
  8. Industrial strategies and creation of local manufacturing capacities
  9. Local municipalities and local utilities
  10. Wind turbine technology, systems, and components
  11. Wind resource assessment and prediction
  12. Wind farm planning
  13. Monitoring, operation and maintenance of wind farms
  14. Research, training and education


All abstracts should be concise and clearly state results, objectives or key components of the paper. They should not exceed 500 words and should contain a list of key words. An electronic copy (in doc format) must be submitted before 27 February 2012 to: wwec2012@wwindea.org

Important Dates:

  • Extended Deadline for Paper Abstract Submission                                                         27 February 2012
  • Deadline for Paper Abstract Reviews                                                                                     15 March 2012
  • Notification of the Accepted Papers to the first Author                                                         31 March 2012
  • Deadline for Submission of the Full Papers and Pre-registration for the Authors          15 April 2012
  • Publication of the Official Conference Programme                                                               30 April 2012
  • Deadline for the receipt of presentation material electronically                                          31 May 2012

Conference organizers: 

  • World Wind Energy Association WWEA
  • Bundesverband WindEnergie BWE – German Wind Energy Association

Conference Chairs: Dr. He Dexin, WWEA President; Mr. Hermann Albers, President of the German Wind Energy Association BWE
Executive Chairs: Mr. Stefan Gsänger, WWEA Secretary General; Ms. Sylvia Pilarski-Grosch, BWE Vice President
Programme Chairs: Dr. Richard Cowell, UK; Mr. Paul Gipe, USA; Prof. Dr. Dieter Holm, South Africa; Prof. Dr. Choong-Yul Son, South Korea

Supported by:

  • Agentur für Erneuerbare Energien – German Renewable Energies Agency
  • Bundesverband Erneuerbare Energien BEE – German Renewable Energy Federation
  • City of Bonn
  • European Union – European Regional Development Fund
  • European Renewable Energies Federation EREF
  • Eurosolar
  • ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability
  • International Renewable Energy Alliance including IGA, IHA, ISES and WBA
  • Ministry for Federal Affairs, Europe and the Media of Northrhine-Westfalia
  • Ministry for Climate Protection, Environment, Agriculture, Nature Conservation and Consumer Protection of Northrhine-Westfalia
  • Ontario Sustainable Energy Association OSEA
  • REN21
  • Stiftung Internationale Begegnung der Sparkasse Bonn – Foundation for International Dialogue of the Savings Bank Bonn
  • Windustry
  • World Council for Renewable Energy
  • World Future Council