2nd International Community Wind Symposium 2017
(Für ein deutschsprachiges Veranstaltungsprogramm klicken Sie hier: 2. Internationales Bürgerwindsymposium 2017_Programm)
Date/Time: 03/11/2017 9:30 am – 5:30 pm
Conference Language: German and English with simultaneous interpretation
Contact: Fabian Tenk (WWEA), firstname.lastname@example.org, +49 (0)228-369 40 82
“Community Power – What is Key to Successful Community Wind Projects?”
On 3 November 2017, approximately 100 Community Power experts and practitioners from 20 countries on six continents joined in the 2nd International Community Wind Symposium in Bonn, Germany, which was hosted by WWEA and LEE NRW. The date was no coincidence, but was consciously chosen in the run-up to the 23rd UN Climate Change Conference (COP23) held in November 2017 in Bonn, in which approximately 25.000 participants took part. The aim of the COP23 was to further clarify the enabling frameworks of the Paris Agreement – and eventually a GHG-neutral energy supply which is only possible with 100 per cent renewable energies – to make it fully possible for all nations to achieve their climate change goals. In the fight against climate change, renewable energies play a most crucial role. Within this sector, community power should play a central part in climate protection strategies, as it was above all committed citizens who got the energy transition in Germany and beyond off the ground.
Guests were welcomed by Peter Rae (WWEA President) and Jan Dobertin (Association for Renewable Energy NRW). The event was to focus on the current debate around the German renewable energy law (EEG) and on community energy developments in NRW, as well as on exchange ideas on barriers to and prospects for community power in African and worldwide.
Community Power in NRW – speeches and panel discussions: Community Power in NRW and Germany (Summary) (pdf)
Community Power Worldtrip – panel discussion: Community Power Worldwide (Summary) (pdf)
Community Power in Africa – speeches and panel discussion: Community Power in Africa (Summary) (pdf)
LARS HOLSTENKAMP (Research Associate, Leuphana University of Lüneburg): Of Pioneers, Fill-ins and Acceptance-securers – Comments on the Development of Community Wind: Holstenkamp_CWS17 (pdf)
FABIAN TENK (Community Wind Officer, WWEA): Auction’s definition “citizen’s project” – Curse or blessing for German Community Wind entities?: Tenk(WWEA)_CWS17 (pdf)
FEDERAL MINISTRY FOR ECONOMIC CO-OPERATION AND DEVELOPMENT (BMZ): Community Power within Germany`s Marshall Plan with Africa: BMZ_Green people’s energy for Africa (pdf)
Symposium opening and welcoming speeches
Of Pioneers, Fill-ins and Acceptance-securers – Comments on the Development of Community Wind
LARS HOLSTENKAMP (Research Associate, Leuphana University of Lüneburg)
Auction’s definition “citizen’s project” – Curse or blessing for German Community Wind entities?
FABIAN TENK (Community Wind Officer, WWEA)
Panel discussion: How practicable is the EEG’s definition „citizen’s project“?
Chair: STEFAN GSÄNGER (Secretary General, WWEA)
Panel Discussion: Perspectives for Community Power in NRW and Germany
Chair: JULIAN SCHÖNBECK (Project Manager, EnergieAgentur.NRW)
Community Power World Trip: Status Quo, Problems, Solutions
Chair: STEPHANIE WECKEND (Programme Officer, IRENA; Germany)
Community Power in Africa: Challenges and Opportunities
DR. IBRAHIM TOGOLA (Chairman, Mali Folkecenter)
Community Power within Germany`s Marshall Plan with Africa
DR BENJAMIN LAAG (Senior Policy Officer; Federal Ministry for Economic Co-operation and Development/ BMZ)
Panel discussion: Community Power in Africa
Chair: Stefan Mager (Project Manager, German Society for International Cooperation GIZ)
STEFAN GSÄNGER (Secretary General, WWEA)
End of the Event