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Energy Transition Talks: Peter du Pont, Ph.D of REEEP

Ahead of GWEC’s inaugural London Energy Transition Dinner in September 2020, we are tackling some of the big issues that we need to address in order to accelerate the global energy transition. In this month’s edition of our Energy Transition Talks, we spoke with Peter du Pont, Ph.D, Asia Regional Coordinator at Private Financing Advisory Network (PFAN).

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Global Offshore Wind Summit – Taiwan postponed to 12-13 October 2020

The Global Offshore Wind Summit – Taiwan 2020 has been postponed until 12-13 October 2020 and will be held at the Hua Nan Financial Holdings Conference Centre in Taipei.

The decision to postpone the event, originally scheduled for 21-23 April, has been made by the event organisers, the European Chamber of Commerce Taiwan (ECCT) and the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), in response to health concerns arising from the spread of the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

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Find out What’s Happening at Vietnam Wind Power 2020

After the success of last year’s event, the third edition of Vietnam Wind Power conference is coming back again this 8 – 10 June in Hanoi, Vietnam. In 2019, the event attracted more than 400 international and local delegates and featured 56 industry and government speakers. This year, the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) together with GIZ and the Danish Embassy in Hanoi are proud to organise this official industry event once again to accelerate Vietnam’s energy transition.

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Industry Pulse: South East Asia Energy Transition

The nations of South East Asia continue to press for economic growth, and energy demand will increase with economic and population growth. A growing urban middle class is driving residential and service-sector electricity demand. The region is still highly reliant on fossil fuels, with demand outstripping production.

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Market To Watch: Thailand

In 2019, new wind energy installations in Thailand reached 322 MW, bringing the total wind power capacity to 1,532 MW in the country – half of the 3 GW target set by the government for 2037. Moving forward, wind development is entering a hibernation phase with the expiry of previous subsidy schemes and no new incentives in sight. Nevertheless, the outlook for Thailand’s wind market still is undoubtedly one of the strongest in the region, and it is sure to come back stronger from 2022 onwards.

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Driving forward Thailand’s wind energy industry

Two weeks ago, GWEC’s South East Asia Task Force held a meeting in Bangkok to review in the work we have done over the past few months to open up new opportunities for wind energy in Vietnam and Thailand.

Thailand has been a focus market for the Task Force since its inception in June 2019.At that moment, we were in a dark side on what result would be for the Power Development Plan (PDP) revision in Thailand, which has been our focal point for the Task Force’s activities in the country. This work was culminated in the first high-level roundtable session between the wind industry and Thai government.

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Update on the impact of COVID-19 on China’s wind industry

As China is the world leader in new onshore and offshore wind power installations, there have been rising concerns in over the impact of COVID-19 on the Chinese and global wind industry. This update has been jointly prepared by the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) and the Chinese Wind Energy Association (CWEA) based on consultation with their industry members and their own market intelligence.

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