Industry executives from the wind energy sector in Asia have formed the Asia Wind Energy Association (AsiaWEA). The organization was established to support onshore and offshore development in the Asia-Pacific region. It will coordinate international policy, communications, research and analysis, and will provide services to support members’ requirements and needs to help their development.
“Our mission is to establish and promote wind power as the solution to the region’s rapidly growing energy demand and environmental challenges, providing meaningful benefits to the region as a whole,” said Edgare Kerkwijk in a press statement. Kerkwijk is one of AsiaWEA’s lead founders and board members.
The association says it has already received strong support from several leading stakeholders in the wind industry such as turbine suppliers, developers, and investors.
“This month we will start with receiving membership applications, while the official membership year will start from January 2017,” said Garima Singhal, membership coordinator for the AsiaWEA.
Several events are already planned for the coming year. In addition to quarterly membership gatherings and industry-specific seminars, the association will organize the first annual Asia Wind Energy Conference during the Singapore International Energy Week in October 2017. It will be the first large-scale regional event for the wind industry in Asia.
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