The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), which presented in Vietnam a few weeks ago a specific Working Group for the development of wind energy in Southeast Asia, has announced that, for the first time, it will organize in Singapore next autumn, within the framework of the Asia Clean Energy Summit (ACES), one of its regional wind energy conferences. The GWEC-sponsored meeting will take place during the Singapore International Energy Week (SIEW), which begins on 31 October.
The Global Wind Energy Council, an association representing the vast majority of global players in the sector, has just announced that it will organise the first GWEC Wind Energy Conference in Singapore during the Asia Clean Energy Summit. It is another step taken by the Global Wind Energy Council in its strategy to strengthen its presence in the great Asian continent. Within the framework of this strategy, and only a few weeks ago, GWEC announced in Vietnam -at another of its regional conferences- the launch of a Working Group for Southeast Asia whose objective is to become the “key tool for the promotion of wind energy in the emerging markets of the region”. According to GWEC, the South East Asia Task Force will focus its efforts over the next two years on Vietnam, the Philippines, Thailand and Indonesia, while simultaneously “monitoring the development potential of other markets”.
The Group is coordinated by Wood Mackenzie’s Vice President and Head of Electrical and Renewable Consulting, Mark Hutchinson, and includes companies such as DNV GL-Energy, Vestas, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, GE Renewable Energy, UPC Renewables, The Blue Circle, The Wind Energy Holding, Mainstream Renewable Power, Hero Future Energies, Wood Mackenzie, Poyry, Vriens & Partners, Landmark Public Affairs, GIZ, European Climate Foundation, Vietnam Business Forum, Marshall Funds, Macquarie, Baker McKenzie, US AID and Megajoule.
According to GWEC, the Group will work around four pillars: (advising governments on regulatory frameworks and auction systems); business associations (empowering national associations in target countries and/or encouraging the creation of associations if they do not already exist; such empowerment should involve the transfer of knowledge from mature to emerging markets and the knowledge and dissemination of best practices and success stories); events (seminars, technical workshops, conferences, fairs); and communication (whereby the sector should disseminate the virtues and benefits of wind power in society and the environment).