”It is a great pleasure to participate in the launch of this forum gathering the key players in the wind farm industry in Mexico. The wind turbines sector is expanding rapidly but faces great challenges to sustain this growth in the long term”, said Leopoldo Rodriguez Olivé, President of AMDEE.
E.J.Krause has since 1993 collaborated with the energy industries and environment sector in Mexico with exhibitions, The Green Expo and Powermex. “We are very pleased to be able to work with the combined national and international experience of AMDEE and GWEC to launch the Mexico WindPower conference and exhibition" said Ned Krause, president and CEO of EJKrause & Associates. With increased interest from the Mexican government and the rapid development of new wind Projects, we believe that it is time for a specific wind energy event.”
“We are delighted to be co-organising Mexico WindPower at this phase in Mexico’s growing wind power market. The conference will bring together a range of high level policy makers and international experts in the field of wind power, and move the dialogue forward in this exciting new market", said Steve Sawyer, Secretary General of GWEC.
Mexico currently has 519 MW of installed wind farm capacity, a figure that will double in 2011 and is expected to experience a five-fold increase over the next four years. According to AMDEE most of the wind farm projects are located in Oaxaca, yet there is huge potential in other areas such as Baja California and the Bay of Campeche in the Gulf of Mexico.
The challenge is to further consolidate the Mexican wind turbines industry. New wind farm projects in Mexico will contribute to increased energy security, price stability, boost for local industry development and the fight against climate change.
Mexico WindPower 2012 will bring together the key players in the sector, including policymakers, regulators, project developers, manufacturers, service providers, financiers and researchers.
The high level Conference will focus on helping Mexico tap its wind energy potential. Special attention will be made to facilitate networking and business to business contact at the event.
Asociación Mexicana de Energía Eólica A.C, AMDEE, the Mexican Wind Energy Association, was created in 2005 in order to promote the generation and development of wind energy in Mexico. AMDEE now represents multiple project developers, manufacturers of consumables, components and equipment, as well as very diverse consultants and specialized service providers. Its mission is to promote the development and growth of the wind energy industry in Mexico through building, installing, operating and maintaining large-scale wind farms, as well as fostering the development of the national industry related with the production, transportation and supply of parts for this sector. As a fundamental priority AMDEE has established the consolidation of those conditions that will allow for the continuity and sustained growth of the Mexican wind energy sector.
E.J. Krause is a developer of international business forums in Mexico. It is part of the global network of E.J. Krause & Associates, Inc., a private company producing the largest exhibitions in the United States, which has 11 international offices to annually produce world-class leading events in Asia, America and Europe.
The Global Wind Energy Council is the global forum for the wind energy sector, uniting the wind industry and its representative associations. It is the global wind industry trade association, which offers a trustworthy and representative forum for the entire wind energy sector at the international level. Its mission is to ensure that wind power establishes itself as one of the world’s leading energy sources, providing substantial environmental and economic benefits.