WINDPOWER is not niche. WINDPOWER is not alternative. We are not the energy underdogs. WINDPOWER is mainstream. WINDPOWER is big time. WINDPOWER contributed more new electric generating capacity in 2016 than any other source.
With over 75 gigawatts of WINDPOWER generating electricity for consumers around the U.S. and a stable business environment resulting from the 5 year extension of the Production Tax Credit/Investment Tax Credit, our industry is focused on continued success and growth. And the industry’s track record as the biggest, fastest and cheapest path to a more sustainable electricity sector is attracting the world’s most iconic brands. Google, Microsoft, Amazon, Wal-Mart, General Motors, IKEA, Yahoo! to just name a few, all invest in wind. These and other corporate buyers accounted for more than 50% of all wind deployed in 2016.
The industry's progress will be on full display at WINDPOWER 2017 in Anaheim, California. We will unveil new enhancements to the show and feature a new focus on the brands investing in wind. We saw 13% growth in 2016 and look forward to continuing that trend in Anaheim.
GWEC's activities during AWEA's Windpower
We are just over a week away from the largest wind power conference and exhibition in the Americas. This year’s WINDPOWER will be in Anaheim, California; and despite the venue being adjacent to Walt Disney’s original theme park, it is fair to say that companies will be talking serious business during the four day event. Here’s how GWEC is involved this year.
Wednesday 24th May:
International Market Update
Steve will speak in the International Market Update session, focusing on some of the key highlights from the 2016 Global Wind Market Report which would have been recently released during Windergy. Steve will be joined by WindEurope’s, CEO, Giles Dickson; CanWEA’s President, Robert Hornung; and Renewable Choice Energy’s, Senior Director of International Markets, James Lewis. The session will be moderated by EXIM’s Director of Business Development, RE, Craig O’Connor. More info here.
Time: 11:30 – 12:30pm
Place: Power Station
Doing Business In Latin America
Our popular Doing Business In Session will, this time, focus on the Latin America region, with the focus on three key markets: Argentina, Mexico and Brazil. Experts from those markets will share the stage with Steve Sawyer who will provide a global introduction to wind power market hot spots around the globe: Leonardo Barragán, Country Manager & Sales Director of Ventus.; Leopoldo Rodriguez Olivé, President of Amdee; and Abeeolica board member, Joao Paolo Gualberto da Silva. More info here.
Time: 1 – 2pm
Place: Power Station
AWEA/GWEC Members’ Reception
Join us for an hour of quality networking between American and Global peers. This is an excellent opportunity for personal introductions to be made and to find out from the horse’s mouth what opportunities lie in respective territories. Tom Kiernan and Steve Sawyer will say a few words, with the emphasis being on networking and reconnecting with colleagues. Friends of members are invited. RSVP to [email protected]
Time: 5 – 6pm
Place: AWEA booth 2705
GWEC Members get a 10% discount to WINDPOWER
To redeem your 10% discount to WINDPOWER simply use the discount code GWECWP17 at the time of registration. Here’s the registration link.
Meet with us during WINDPOWER
If you’d like to meet up during WINDPOWER don’t hesitate to get in touch via isabelle.prosser [at] gwec.net