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International Small & Medium Wind 2012

08:00 AM - 06:00 PM, 17 - 18 April 2012

RenewableUK's 4th annual Small & Medium Wind Systems conference & exhibition

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International Small & Medium Wind 2012 Conference & Exhibition LogoEvent Summary

Nearly 250 people attended the 2012 International Small and Medium Wind Conference and Exhibition sponsored by Gaia Wind in Glagow, Scotland.

The first combined Small and Medium Wind event in the UK was well received by delegates across the industry, government and regulatory bodies. This business-to-business event provided an excellent opportunity to network, debate policy developments as well as the latest technical advances within the industry.

The event was opened by Maria McCaffery, CEO of RenewableUK, who outlined the key challenges and opportunities for the UK small and medium wind sector. The keynote speaker Patrick Harvie, MSP conveyed a strong message that small scale renewables play an important role in helping to meet climate change targets and share the economic benefits. Industry’s perspective on current challenges for growth was given by Johnnie Andringa, CEO at Gaia-Wind. There was a consensus among all speakers that the Feed-in Tariff scheme has been a great success to date and it was important that the scheme continues to provide adequate support to small and medium wind sector, following the first review of the scheme.

Two days of interactive sessions have explored key issues for further development of this sector. Planning, certification, safe installation and the Feed-in Tariff review were dominant topics at this year’s event.

In addition to the main conference sessions, we held two side seminars tailored for installation companies, which focused on MCS, planning and financing issues. The aviation stakeholder surgery held on the second day of the conference provided a good opportunity for developers to debate the issues they encounter with MoD. The exhibition hosted 30 companies active in the small and medium wind sector, including manufacturers, installers and service providers.

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Event Sponsors

RenewableUK would like to express thanks to the event sponsors, we are very grateful for your support.

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Event Proceedings

Available online until 17 April 2013

Full Conference Proceedings, including copies of PowerPoint presentations and video/audio recordings are available free of charge to those that attended the event with a Conference Delegate Pass.

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You will be prompted for a username and password, which you will have received by email. If you have not received this or if you need assistance, please contact RenewableUK.

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KONA (formerly lynx metmAsts) is a proud sponsor of RenewableUK events, which offer great value in helping us to promote our met masts and wind measurement instrument systems to the UK wind sector.
Myles Hand, Sales Manager, KONA