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News Release from World Wind Energy Association e.V. (WWEA)


WWEA welcomes new member ENERCON

The World Wind Energy Association is pleased to announce that German wind turbine manufacturer ENERCON has joined the Association as a Corporate Member.

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Bonn, 14 February 2024 (WWEA) - WWEA is delighted to welcome its new member as both organisations share the vision of a world powered by renewable energy, with wind power as a cornerstone. ENERCON joins WWEA's membership, which spans over 100 countries on all continents and covers all wind energy sectors. 

WWEA and ENERCON share common goals, particularly in strengthening domestic supply chains, promoting decentralised application models for wind energy and encouraging strong local support for wind farms through participatory approaches.

WWEA President Dr Irfan Mirza: "It is a great privilege for me to welcome ENERCON as our first new member since taking over the WWEA Presidency a few weeks ago. As one of the world's leading turbine manufacturers, ENERCON will be a valuable asset and an integral part of our global wind community. WWEA's new strategy focuses on strengthening the local benefits of wind energy, from community involvement to the role of local companies. ENERCON has already proven to be a champion in these key areas. Therefore, membership comes at the right time and we look forward to working closely together to accelerate the transformation to a renewable future.”

ENERCON CEO Udo Bauer adds: “Since its foundation, WWEA has been committed to small and medium-sized operators in the global wind business. These enterprises form the basis of our sector’s success. They are crucial to speed up energy transition and decarbonisation together with the big players. One important next step in this process will be regional cooperations between wind onshore operators and energy consumers – also in the industry. In this area, too, we expect valuable ideas and impetus from the WWEA community and are happy to provide support as a partner.”

WWEA Secretary General Stefan Gsänger: "It is crucial for WWEA's daily work that we work closely with practitioners in the wind sector. With ENERCON as one of the world's technology leaders in wind turbines, we can build on even more expertise and another important perspective in our global membership. We look forward to working closely together in the future, be it on technical issues, policy instruments or the socio-economic dynamics of wind energy. ENERCON has great experience in working with local investors - this will be of great interest to many of our members.”
 
About WWEA:
WWEA is the global umbrella organisation that unites the world of wind power, with members in 100 countries. Founded in Denmark in 2001, WWEA works towards a global energy system based entirely on renewable energy. By providing information on all aspects of wind energy, WWEA has supported the growth of the wind industry, in particular by advising governments and connecting wind experts from around the world. One of WWEA's founding principles is that local communities should benefit directly from the development of wind energy, becoming active drivers and advocates. 

About ENERCON:
As a pioneer of wind energy technology and a partner of the energy transition, ENERCON specialises in the turbine and technology development, production, sales and servicing of onshore wind turbines. Pursuing its mission of ‘Energy for the world’, ENERCON has driven sustainable energy generation from onshore wind since 1984. Thanks to its innovative wind turbine technology, high quality standards and a total installed power of more than 60 GW, it is one of the world’s leading manufacturers. Around 13,000 people work at administrative, sales, production and service locations worldwide for the wind turbine manufacturer with headquarters in Aurich (Germany).

 

Source:
World Wind Energy Association
Keywords:
Enercon, WWEA



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