Bonn/Rio de Janeiro (WWEA) – After gathering more than 10'000 people from 15 different countries and all five continents, the World Wind Energy Conference (WWEC) arrives in Brazil. The event will take place from 25-27 November 2019 in the city of Rio de Janeiro. In its 18th edition, the conference will feature more than 80 hours of programming aimed at entrepreneurs, researchers, financial experts and representatives from governments and international organisations.
With the theme “Large-scale integration of wind power generation”, the program will highlight how wind power generation can be integrated with other renewable sources in order to reach a 100% renewable energy supply and how such integration is needed in the face of new demand challenges, such as electric cars.
WWEC2019 will, amongst others, have presentations in the following areas: wind energy; solar and other renewable; energy storage technologies; energy in transport; power generation by communities and emerging renewable markets.
Following these themes, leading panels will be held with the participation of leading political leaders and leading experts. The Brazilian Association of Wind Energy (Abeeólica), Brazilian Association of Distributed Generation (ABGD) and the Brazilian Association of Electric Vehicles (ABVE), for example, will conduct their own panels.
In parallel, researchers from around the world will present their research related to renewable energy generation. Experts from 12 different countries were selected, based on a review process with over 100 submitted papers.
BRAZIL - The Brazilian power matrix is currently composed of 8.6% from wind, 8.4% from biomass and 1.2% from solar generation. The latter even surpassed this year the capacity of nuclear power and is showing exponential growth. 61% of Brazil’s power demand is covered by hydropower, which has recently faced some challenges and shortages caused by the lack of rain.
Given this, other renewable sources are more and more seen as suitable alternative for an emerging country with 209 million citizens. Considering only wind power generation, installed capacity in Brazil has grown more than 500 times since 2005, according to Abeeólica data. This growth led the country to the 5th position in wind capacity worldwide in the WWEA ranking.
WWEC – This year's edition of WWEC features the submission of over 100 papers from around the world. Based on the theme “Large-scale integration of wind power generation”, the conference will discuss how renewable energy sources can contribute to the reduction of carbon emissions and achieve eventually an emission free energy supply. The conference has already spanned the world's five continents, 15 countries and brought together over 10,000 people over its last 17 editions.
WWEA – The World Wind Energy Association was founded in 2001 and is working to expand renewable sources around the world. The organisation currently has over 600 direct members distributed across 106 countries on all continents. The association publishes annual world statistics and enhances technology transfer.