05.07.2016 Favourable conditions for manufacturers and suppliers in the domestic market and in Europe are the key for further expansion of the wind industry in Germany.
Market overview wind energy
05.07.2016 In 2013 and the first half of 2014, the German wind turbine market once again posted strong growth.
New Flyer - Wind Industry Safety Culture
26.09.2016 The Working Group Wind Industry Safety Culture has expanded the Seven Safety Principals and the Best Practice Guidelines of Safe Driving, Working at Height and Personal Protective Equipment by the new Safety Ethics as well as Best Practice Guidelines for Civil Works, Electric Safety and Dropped Objects.
Common safety culture for the international wind industry - workshop at the leading trade fair for the German-speaking markets.
22.09.2015 The workshop on safety culture in the wind industry, organised by VDMA Power Systems’ Wind Industry Safety Culture Initiative and the eight leading wind turbine manufacturers took place with 35 participants on 16 September 2015 at Husum Wind, the leading wind industry trade fair for the German market.
VDMA: Wind industry rolls out its safety culture initiative in 2015
17.12.2014 Wind turbine manufacturers and subcontractors stand shoulder to shoulder to establish their own safety culture. Leading enterprises will be using video und printed information material to reinforce and disseminate their common position on safety issues across the industry in 2015.
Wind industry takes the initiative for more safety
01.10.2014 According to the European Risk Observatory on occupational safety and health in the wind energy sector the wind industry reported 1,370 accidents. 'But it’s not just numbers. There are human beings behind every accident, every incident, every near-miss!’ said Lars Bondo Krogsgaard, chairman of the steering committee for wind turbines of VDMA Power Systems.
The VDMA Power Systems association is the information and communication platform for manufacturers of wind energy plants and core components. It provides a forum allowing for joint positioning on current topics related to the sector with manufacturers of engine systems, turbines, thermal power plants and hydroelectric power plants.
The Working Group Wind Industry Safety Culture has expanded the Seven Safety Principals and the Best Practice Guidelines of Safe Driving, Working at Height and Personal Protective Equipment by the new Safety Ethics as well as Best Practice Guidelines for Civil Works, Electric Safety and Dropped Objects.
The average costs of electricity from wind turbines is now by 12 percent cheaper than four years ago. Main reasons are a cost-effective and optimized turbine technology as well as the currently low financing costs. The interest rates and a new rule in the Renewable Energy Act 2014 (EEG, cp. § 24) for suspending the remuneration for negative electricity prices involve a cost risk.
WindEnergy Hamburg, the leading global exhibition for wind energy, will open its doors for the second time between September 27 and 30, 2016. As a strategic partner of WindEnergy Hamburg, the VDMA Power Systems Association exhibits together with the VDMA Working Group Wind Industry.
For the first time, the WindEurope Summit (formerly: EWEA Annual Event) will be held parallel to the WindEnergy Hamburg at the Congress Center Hamburg, in close vicinity to the exhibition grounds.
Working Group II will examine the market prospects of energy technologies in Europe, China and Indonesia at this year's Members' Meeting on November 11, 2016 in Berlin.