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About the Wind Industry working group
The Wind Industry working group – the VDMA network for suppliers and manufacturers in the wind energy sector – covers the entire value chain of producing wind energy plants.

News

02.08.2018
B6.300 - The meeting place for VDMA members at the Global Wind Summit
26.07.2018
Following the record expansion year 2017 for onshore wind energy in Germany, new installations are declining in 2018 as expected.
19.07.2018
Standstill in energy policy must come to an end ‐ German government´s 65 percent target can only be achieved with more offshore wind energy ‐ Current projects up to 2020 are progressing according to plan
27.04.2018
The Federal Network Agency today published the approved projects in the second round of tendering for offshore wind energy, amounting to more than 1,610 MW.
27.04.2018
The German Bundestag yesterday referred the Bundesrat initiative to change the Renewable Energy Act (EEG) to the economic committee for consultation without debate.
23.04.2018
On the occasion of the Hannover Messe, VDMA Power Systems presented the “Power Plant Engineering Economic Trend 2018”. Before the presentation, the Chairman of VDMA Power Systems and CEO of Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, Dr. Markus Tacke, explained: “The announcements in the coalition contract regarding climate protection and energy transition must now be acted upon, as European plant engineering can only then assert itself as the forerunner of a leading market for energy systems in global competition.”
12.04.2018
The Federal Network Agency (BNetzA) published the results of the first cross-technology call for tender for onshore wind and solar energy today. For the 200 megawatt (MW) call for tender, 32 bids with a scope of 210 MW for solar plants only were accepted, while the bids submitted for onshore wind power plants were not accepted. The average volume-weighted awarded value is 4.67 ct/kWh.
11.04.2018
Die Arbeitsgruppe Wind Industry Safety Culture veröffentlich anläßlich der Husum Wind 2017 einen neuen Flyer zum Thema Arbeitssicherheit in der Windindustrie.
20.02.2018
The Federal Network Agency (BNetzA) today published the results of the first call for tender in 2018 for onshore wind energy.
07.02.2018
"The new government is going in the right direction with their commitment to efficiency and faster grid expansion for more renewable energy, but much more consistency is needed."
02.02.2018
The state governments of Lower Saxony and North Rhine-Westphalia presented draft bills for amendments to the Renewable Energies Act (EEG) to the Bundesrat.
18.01.2018
With a total output capacity of more than 5.3 GW, offshore wind turbines make an increasing contribution to the security of Germany’s energy supply.
21.12.2017
One year after presenting the Clean Energy Package, the EU Energy Ministers have discussed the outstanding central points and agreed on common positions on the topics of the internal market in electricity, governance regulations and support of renewable energies.
12.12.2017
The Federal Network Agency (BNetzA) has announced the results of the first call for tenders for combined heat and power plant (CHP) technologies with a tender volume of 100 Megawatts (MW).
22.11.2017
The Federal Network Agency (BNetzA) today published the results of the third and final EEG (Renewable Energies Act) bidding round for onshore wind energy in 2017
22.11.2017
The Federal Network Agency (BNetzA) today published the results of the third and final EEG (Renewable Energies Act) bidding round for onshore wind energy in 2017
10.10.2017
Between September 12 and 15, players of the German wind industry came together for the HUSUM Wind trade fair. In addition to being the leading trade fair in the German-speaking wind-power market, HUSUM Wind is also a key event in a crucial time for the wind industry in Germany.
The workshop on safety culture in the wind industry took place with 30 participants on 14 September 2017 at Husum Wind under the motto “Good Business is Good Safety".
12.09.2017
HUSUM Wind is not only the leading trade fair in the German-speaking wind-power market, it is also a key event in a decisive time for the wind industry in Germany.

Press Releases

27.07.2016
With a net capacity of 1,892 megawatts in the first six months of the year, 2016 looks like being a good year for land-based wind energy expansion. This strong expansion is being driven by the allocation of suitable sites and priority areas in many federal states.
20.07.2016
The new Renewable Energy Sources Act (EEG) means troubled waters for the German offshore wind industry. A lower volume of project tenders means the German business base will be more costly and this will mean a loss of jobs. Grid expansion on land is necessary if the energy transition is to succeed.
20.09.2016
The VDMA helps wind industry enterprises to network and represents their interests with a broad range of services: from policy to market and engineering.
Haras Najib
Haras Najib
Technology and Innovation; Working Group Windindustry
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Tetiana Kozharina
Tetiana Kozharina
Assistant Wind Industry working group
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