VIP’s quotations about HUSUM WindEnergy 2010 from the forewords in the catalogue
VIP’s quotations about HUSUM WindEnergy 2010 from the forewords in the catalogueVIP’s quotations about HUSUM WindEnergy 2010 from the forewords in the catalogue
Hanno Fecke: The forecasts for growth are immense, and the German role model is being copied throughout the world. Many come here to learn from European enterprises.
Norbert Röttgen: The expansion of land based wind energy remains one of the main pillars of renewable energy provision in Germany.
Rainer Brüderle: I am committed to ensuring that the regulatory and legal framework for the grid integration enables a rapid expansion of the grid.
Peter Harry Carstensen: We also want to expand the electricity grid and promote technology for storing wind-generated electricity.
Hermann Albers: As simultaneous shop window and market place, Husum WindEnergy creates an ideal environment for establishing new business contacts.
Christian Kjaer: We at EWEA are pleased to be a partner of this unmissable event once again.
Dr. Klaus Rave: Husum and its wind power trade fair remain a key part of the international industry. We feel at home here.
Thorsten Herdan: Due to their technological leadership, German manufacturers and suppliers play a significant role in the international market.
- Bernd Aufderheide: HUSUM WindEnergy offers the industry worldwide a forum for knowledge transfer, the presentation of its new products and projects, for deals, and for making new contacts.
Hanno Fecke, Managing Director of Messe Husum
HUSUM WindEnergy has always been an indicator of the importance of wind energy in the energy mix. Both are now indispensible, and as far as their industrial, commercial and energy policy significance are concerned, they are irreplaceable. The opinions of the exhibitors during HUSUM WindEnergy with regard to the draft energy concept recently presented by the government are correspondingly negative.
Independent of this insight into German domestic energy policy, it is also necessary to take a look at the international situation, which gives rise to great hopes for the wind industry. The forecasts for growth are immense, and the German role model is being copied throughout the world. Many come here to learn from European enterprises. I would therefore caution against making the same mistakes that were made with the CD player for example: developed in Europe, but where the market success was in Japan.
Norbert Röttgen, Federal Minister for the Environment,
Nature Protection and Nuclear Safety
The expansion of land based wind energy remains one of the main pillars of renewable energy provision in Germany – with great potential for growth. Repowering will play a major role in giving existing turbines a modernisation boost. This requires the use of innovative technology. As far as offshore wind generation is concerned, cluster connections are preferable to individual connections, and on land underground cables can have a major procedure accelerating impact at transmission system and distribution network levels. New, low-loss technology for transmitting large amounts of electricity across great distances can and should be used to connect the centres of electricity generation in Germany to the industrial centres.
Rainer Brüderle, Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Technology
Prerequisite for this is that the grid integration of renewable energy proceeds at the same pace. As federal minister of economics, I am committed to ensuring that the regulatory and legal framework for the grid integration enables a rapid expansion of the grid. This will help us transport volatile wind-generated electricity from the north to the centres of consumption.
An important job for the future will be the continued expansion of offshore generation in the North Sea and the Baltic. In order to master the technological challenges involved, we need close cooperation at national and international level. As far as the mainland is concerned, experts predict great growth potential in repowering, which involves the replacement of older turbines with a new generation of more powerful turbines. These new wind turbines can produce 20-times as much electricity as the turbines installed in the 1990’s.
Dynamic growth, rapid technical progress, and high international competitiveness, are excellent prerequisites for the continued positive development of the German wind energy industry. We are already seeing regional and international successes. At regional level it is particularly the structurally weak areas that profit from the innovative industry settling there. Manufacturers of wind turbines, suppliers and service providers have created top-quality jobs for qualified workers. At international level German wind turbine manufacturers are world leaders. Nowhere else are more wind turbines and components manufactured than here. As an important segment of the German machinery and plant engineering sector, the domestic wind energy industry has share of around a third of the world market. The export quota of German manufacturers and component suppliers is over 80 percent.
Peter Harry Carstensen, Minister-President of Schleswig-Holstein
We want to use more wind energy in Schleswig-Holstein. We want to guarantee planning security with regard to feed-in remuneration for wind-generated electricity, and combine the activities of all the actors in the state to develop an overall strategy for onshore and offshore wind energy use. Husum plays an important role in this as an exhibition venue. We also want to expand the electricity grid and promote technology for storing wind-generated electricity, because this is the only way that we can use wind energy effectively.
Hermann Albers, President of the German Wind Energy Association
“HUSUM Wind Energy, from 21 to 25 September 2010, once again demonstrates how important wind energy is for the German economy. As simultaneous shop window and market place, Husum WindEnergy creates an ideal environment for establishing new business contacts and cultivating existing ones.
The potential offered by wind energy is immense. By 2020 the European umbrella organisation EWEA expects a total of 230,000 megawatts of installed capacity Europwide. More than a quarter of this will be in Germany. 55,000 megawatts will be subdivided into 45,000 MW onshore and 10,000 MW offshore. In concert with other renewable energy sources, wind will then supply almost half of Germany’s CO2-free power requirement”.
Christian Kjaer, Chief Executive Officer, European Wind Energy Association
Nobody can dispute that the wind energy sector has become a mature, global industry and a mainstream source of power. And where better to mark this achievement than in Husum, the area where wind energy was born. HUSUM WindEnergy is always one of the highlights of the year for the sector, and we at EWEA are pleased to be a partner of this unmissable event once again.
Dr. Klaus Rave, President des Global Wind Energy Council GWEC
Although the industry has expanded and globalized, Husum and its wind power trade fair remain a key part of the international industry. We feel at home here.
As we all know, wind energy is a significant and powerful global energy resource. It is safe, clean and abundant, providing an endless, secure energy supply. Wind energy is the leading source of renewable electricity, and has established itself as a key international business sector, with the major manufacturers, project developers and wind farm owners now operating across six continents and over 70 countries.
Thorsten Herdan, Managing Director VDMA Power Systems
Due to their technological leadership, German manufacturers and suppliers play a significant role in the international market. So that this can be further expanded, it is now important that the right foundations are laid for offshore technology. Offshore means a new business sector with a massive global growth potential. Based on a stable domestic market, it is now possible to further expand the development of technology, value creation, and employment in Germany.
Bernd Aufderheide, Chairman of the Management Board of Hamburger Messe und Congress
With the opening of its first offshore wind farm in the North Sea, Germany has also entered a new dimension. With the increased use of wind energy on the high seas, the industry will also be of increasing interest to shipyards and their supply industries.
HUSUM WindEnergy offers the industry worldwide a forum for knowledge transfer, the presentation of its new products and projects, for deals, and for making new contacts. We are thus continuing to make our contribution to promoting renewable energy, a global objective of the utmost importance.
For more details please contact: Klaus Lorenz
Press Officer HUSUM WindEnergy
Tel.: +49 (0) 2182-5 78 78-0