The months of anticipation are finally over – EWEA 2014 opens its doors for business in Barcelona this afternoon!
Headlining later today at the opening session will be Artur Trindade, Portuguese Secretary of State for Energy, Maria van der Hoeven, Executive Director at the International Energy Agency (IEA), Hasan Murat Mercan, Turkish Deputy Minister of Energy and conference chair Hans-Dieter Kettwig, Managing Director of ENERCON – all giving their insight into the issues affecting wind energy right now, and thoughts on how the sector is getting back to business.
Meanwhile the exhibition halls will open to reveal hundreds of companies and associations working in the wind energy sector from the world over. From weather forecasters to turbine parts, the whole supply chain and more will be represented.
Later on in the day, the conference programme will kick off with an indepth discussion about the upcoming UN climate change summit – why should the wind energy sector care about these high level negociations, and what can we do to make sure the power of wind energy in the fight against climate change is heard?
The first day of EWEA 2014 will end on a high – at the opening reception which will take place on the Siemens stand in the exhibition hall.
By Zoë Casey