Giles Dixon, the CEO of WindEurope (the European Wind Energy Association), took part in the educational activities of the Energy Charter that were held on 17-20 May in Krakow (Poland).
In his speech, he announced the main achievements of the association, reminding that they are now called WindEurope and currently have about 500 members throughout Europe. In addition, there are national wind energy associations in every EU country. An energetic team of 50 people operates these days in the office based in Brussels (Belgium).
The Association is actively developing wind power on the continent and beyond:
● holds annual conferences and exhibitions, creating trade and exhibition platform to consolidate the latest technologies and innovations in the industry;
● with a significant support of various banks, it involves the European financial resources to the implementation of extensive research and introduction of advanced technologies in wind energy;
● being the main center for statistics aggregation, it publishes annual reports on the state of the European wind power industry;
Yuriy Kulik, a consultant of the international technical assistance project “Removing Barriers to Wind Power Development in Belarus”, has also taken part in the educational training of the Energy Charter in Krakow.
During the event, Giles Dixon talked to Yuriy Kulik. Having learnt about the objectives of the project and the work being carried out in Belarus, the CEO of WindEurope wished all the best to the project.
The head of the European Association also expressed his confidence in the proper course of wind power development in Belarus and offered assistance of WindEurope to the project “Removing Barriers to Wind Power Development in Belarus”.