Husum/Stuttgart – Baden-Württemberg has become the partner state for this year’s HUSUM Wind. Franz Untersteller, the state’s minister for the environment, climate and energy, and Peter Becker, managing director of Messe Husum & Congress, announced the partnership during the 7th Baden-Württemberg Wind Industry Convention in Stuttgart. Baden-Württemberg is already regarded as an important supplier region for the wind industry, but is also planning to increase the number of wind turbines in the state.
13.05.2015 // Peter Becker emphasised the value of the state partnership: “Wind power is not just a model of success in coastal states like Schleswig-Holstein – the added value extends over the whole of Germany. Without federal states like Baden-Württemberg, the expansion of wind energy in this form would not be possible.”
Baden-Württemberg’s environment and energy minister Franz Untersteller stressed the importance of wind energy for Baden-Württemberg’s economy: “Wind energy has long been an important branch of industry – even in a landlocked state like Baden-Württemberg. Numerous businesses in the state have recognised this and adjusted themselves to it. And there is both great interest and a great need to also generate wind power in Baden-Württemberg. It is the cheapest way of producing renewable power, and we need this kind of electricity generation to compensate for the shutting down of the nuclear power plants, and thus help secure our electricity supply.”
Dr Walter Witzel, state chair of the Baden-Württemberg section of the German Wind Energy Association, praised the political commitment: “The state government has put everything in place for furthering the expansion of wind energy. This will lead to increased electricity production in the areas where the demand is highest.”
The new framework conditions created by the Baden-Württemberg state government since 2011 appear to be promoting the expansion: 94 approvals for new wind turbines were granted in the past year. This is almost ten times the average (around ten) granted in recent years. In HUSUM there will also be specific forums and tours on the subject of Baden-Württemberg.
From 15 to 18 September Messe Husum is expecting 600 exhibitors and 20,000 visitors. This makes HUSUM Wind, with its focus on the German-speaking market, this year’s biggest wind industry event anywhere in the world. The fair is noted for its high level of practical application. The range of exhibitors covers all areas, from turbine manufacturers and energy companies to maintenance enterprises and wind industry suppliers.
Parallel to HUSUM Wind and the congress programme there is also the Windcareer job fair, which gives insights into and an overview of career opportunities in the wind industry. The organisers will also be offering various excursions, such as visits to wind farms or production plants.
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HUSUM Wind and WindEnergy Hamburg
HUSUM Wind will be held in wind pioneer country on the German North Sea coast from 15 to 18 September 2015. The fair is focussed on the German-speaking market. It is the wind industry’s traditional meeting place for an intensive exchange of views and practically oriented added value. WindEnergy Hamburg will open its doors once again from 27 to 30 September 2016. The leading international trade fair for the onshore and offshore wind industry in the wind metropolis of Hamburg serves the global market and the complete added value chain.
More information is available at www.husumwind.com and www.windenergyhamburg.com