5th Annual Wind Technology and Investment Congress
, Shanghai, China
Noppen’s 5th Annual Advanced Wind Technology and Investment Congress took place on May 10th & 11th at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Shanghai, China. This congress brought together more than 120 key players to discuss the future of the Wind Power Industry and China’s role in it. The State Electricity Regulatory Commission expects big things from China; they anticipate wind power to account for more than three percent of China’s total power output by 2015. This means that China would install around 25 million KW worth of wind power and invest 34 billion USD into the wind power market yearly. As the world’s largest wind power producer, China houses 486 operational wind farms with a combined installed capacity of 39.24GW.
The 5th Wind Technology congress was underway starting with Ms Dong Luying, an Associate Researcher for the Energy Research Institute National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC). Ms. Dong gave a presentation on the retrospect and prospect of the wind power development nationwide and internationally, she made sure to paint a vivid picture of the Wind Power Market as a whole. Followed by Mr. Martijn van Breugel, the Chairman of the event and even more the General Manager at Holland Home of Energy (HHWE), during his presentation he shared lessons learned over the years at his organization. He made it his duty to share his experiences, dilemmas, and solutions that they have encountered in Holland, with their offshore wind turbines. Before lunch, Mr. Yang Xiaosheng, the Chief Engineer at China Longyuan Power Group Corporation Limited gave us a rather informative presentation. He shared his experiences and case studies in regards to offshore wind farm development, he left us with suggestions for the future of offshore wind farms. After lunch Mr. Eddie Chen, the VP and Chief Representative of Invest Sweden for Greater China, talked about the business relationship between China and Sweden, he went into detail about the wind power projects that are underway in Sweden. He then went onto inform everyone about the investment opportunities when it comes to the wind power industry in Sweden.
Day two of the congress started by Mr. Xie Guhui, the Researcher for the New Energy and Statistics Department at the State Grid Energy Research Institute. His presentation covered the Grid-connected wind power operations and problems with detection and management. He also discussed the dilemmas that China faces in the wind power industry. Later that morning we heard from Mr. Wilson Guo, the Country Manager for China and the Chief Operating Officer at UPC, about the wind development in China. After his short introduction about the UPC group, he went onto compare development modes in China and the USA; he then went into detail comparing the difference in wind power development between the two countries and coping strategies for the development in China. The last most influential speaker from the two day event was Mr. Zha Qijun, the Deputy General Manager at HeWind Co Ltd; he gave his presentation on the behalf of Mr. Wu Yundong, the Vice Chairman of HeWind. In the presentation, Mr. Zha compared the advantages and disadvantages of nuclear energy to wind power, after comparing it was clear that he was an advocate of the further development of wind power.
Besides the few most influential speakers, there were other great presentations that received good feedback. Noppen would like to recognize Mr. Sebastian Meyer the Director of Research & Advisory from Azure Intentional on presenting “Emergence as a Leading Solar PV Market: What this Means for China’s Wind Industry”. Mr. GAO Qiang, the Associate Professor at Shanghai Jiaotong University Wind Power Research Center for sharing his research on wind power technology. Mr. Armand CAO, the Consulting Manager from Frost & Sullivan, for his presentation on “Technology Developments in the Offshore Wind Industry–Technology Market Penetration and Road mapping (Technical Insights)”.Mr. LI Qiang from Jiangsu Electric Power Company Research Institute for sharing his experience about the Impact of Large-scale Wind Power Integrating into the Power System in the Coastal Areas of Jiangsu Province. Mr. YANG Guang, a Specialist and Senior Engineer from China Huaneng Group Technical Economics Research Institute, he gave a presentation about Where Wind Blows to -Thinking about the Problems of Wind Power in China today. And Mr. Jia Dajiang, the Chief Engineer of Shanghai Wind Power Co Ltd who introduced the on Design and techonology of Direc Drive Gearless Permanent-magnet Wind Turbines.
Other notable happenings at the event include the introduction of new products and services from Exxon Mobil’s (China), Chief Engineer Mr. David Yang gave a presentation on wind sector lubricants- Mobil SHC Advantage and how choosing the right lubricant can enhance productivity, reduce maintenance cost, and extend the life of the equipment. Siemens sent their Product Development Manager Mr. Wen Anping to present the PLM software applied in the wind power industry; he also showcased their full life cycle management solution for the energy industry. Nord-Lock Bolt Securing Systems was represented by their General Manager of China Mr. Hu Daoping, he introduces some of their products and the application of their products in the industry. Owens Coming Composite (China) Co Ltd. Was represented a Product Manager Mr. Liu Lihua. Elektroskandia our documentation sponsor had a great response after showing their newest products to the delegates. Also, during the event some speakers and sponsors accepted interviews from Noppen’s onsite media partners EE News, China Economic Weekly, and ECF (Energry China Forum). Thanks to all the Sponsors, Speakers, Vendors, Media, and delegates the event was a smashing success.