Over four days, almost 600 domestic and foreign exhibitors will be showcasing technical innovations and new products at the trade fair and industry platform, which has now been accompanying developments in the German onshore and offshore wind industry for three decades.
In view of the difficult conditions in the core market at this time, under the motto ‘We take wind a step further’, there will be a particular focus at the trade fair on new technologies for solving the challenges currently facing the wind industry, such as making the energy system more flexible, digitalizing it and promoting its societal acceptance.
In the early morning, HUSUM Wind was opened by Schleswig-Holstein’s Minister-President Daniel Günther. “HUSUM Wind is the showcase for state-of-the-art technology in the entire field of renewable energy generation, storage and transport. We see renewable energies as an opportunity for our economy. This is why we want to generate added value in the state and develop new innovative technologies.”
The subsequent discussion on the future potential of the wind industry was attended by representatives of associations and businesses as well as Schleswig-Holstein’s Minister for Energy Transition, Jan-Philipp Albrecht. The entire state cabinet met at HUSUM Wind at noon and thus made a positive commitment to the importance of wind energy for Schleswig-Holstein.
For the special topics of HUSUM Wind 2019, Power-to-X, digitalization and post-EEG models, there will be forums as well as focal points in the congress program. This year’s HUSUM Wind is dedicating a special area to the topic of re-use. The possibilities presented here range from repowering to direct marketing in the form of power purchase agreements (PPAs) to second-life options or recycling. Around 100 participants from more than 20 countries are taking part in the Wind Match cooperation exchange, which links companies and research institutions.
The trade fair management expects around 18,000 trade visitors by the end of the fair on Friday evening (13 September).