The Global Wind Energy Capital

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The Hamburg Metropolitan Region is already one of the main centres for renewable energy in Europe. Among industry experts and beyond, Hamburg is considered as the international wind energy capital. Today, 2/3 of the global know-how in wind energy is located in the Metropolitan Region of Hamburg or the neighbouring region encompassing Schleswig-Holstein and Jutland, Denmark. Around 25,000 people work for nearly 1,500 renewable energy companies. The most important contribution to this has been made by wind energy. Many of the wind industry’s global players, such as DONG Energy, Nordex, Senvion, Siemens and Vestas, have established headquarters in Hamburg.

The Global Wind Summit, to be held in Hamburg in 2018 from 25 to 28 September 2018, reflects impressively the wind energy success story. Comprising WindEnergy Hamburg, the world’s leading wind industry expo, and the WindEurope Conference, the Global Wind Summit 2018 will be the biggest and most international meeting point for business, networking and information for the whole of the wind industry – onshore and offshore.

At WindEnergy Hamburg roughly 1,400 exhibitors are showcasing product novelties and services for the onshore and offshore wind sector. More than 35,000 wind experts from every continent are expected in Hamburg. The world's leading trade fair for onshore and offshore wind energy mirrors all segments of the global market and its value chain.

With NEW 4.0 an energy system of the future will be developed in Northern Germany as part of the large-scale project NEW 4.0. NEW 4.0 is an unparalleled project initiative that unites stakeholders from industry, science and politics. “NEW” stands for Norddeutsche Energiewende (North German energy transition), and “4.0” signifies the threshold of the fourth industrial revolution, i.e. the digitisation of industry, which will play a key role also with regard to the energy transition as intelligent system networks are developed. From 2035, around 4.5 million residents in the federal states of Hamburg and Schleswig-Holstein will be provided with power by renewable energy sources alone. Applying Industry 4.0 systems, the project will demonstrate how imbalances in production and consumption can be offset based on renewable energies.


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