+++ WIND-project GmbH receives high-ranking international guests in Grapzow during the conference of “Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue 2015” +++

30.03.2015 - Börgerende / Grapzow

In the conference of “Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue 2015 – towards a global energy transition” the Federal government is starting a dialogue with regard to the basic challenges of a sustainable energy supply. Frank-Walter Steinmeier, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Business secretary Sigmar Gabriel and Environment Secretary Barbara Hendricks discuss the German energy transition with politicians of foreign affairs and energy, industry representatives as well as social players from all over the world. The 2-day event with more than 900 delegates from more than 60 countries is to give new impulse for an international energy transition. On the edge of the conference, that had been taking place in Berlin since Thursday, several high-ranking international representatives with the support of transmission system operator 50 Hertz made a short trip to North Germany in order to visit some lighthouse projects. Besides the Bentwisch transformer station and the first off-shore wind farm in the Baltic Sea, Baltic 1, WIND-project was happy to receive the guests and the Ministry of Economy at our site in Grapzow. Among the guests were the Director General of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), the Energy Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Kuwait as well as the Vice Energy Minister of the People’s Republic of China.

The guests were interested in the performance capacity of the wind turbines as well as in the innovative further development of renewable storage technologies. WIND-projekt Managing Director Carlo Schmidt was happy about the top-class visitors: “This is a special day for our business and for our plans. The interest of our guests in the state-of-affairs in the use of wind power as well as in the development of renewable storage technologies as we are establishing and expanding them here in the region, shows us that climate change and energy transition are by far not only German topics, but require joint efforts in all regions and worldwide. It also shows us to be on the right path in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania and motivates us to further advance our plans. WE are very happy to be able to meet such high-quality guests here and with the support of 50Hertz with whom we are working together closely as in the framework of the RH2-PTG project.”