The Hellenic Wind Energy Association HWEA/ELETAEN was founded in 1990. It has been a member of the European Wind Energy Association WindEurope since its founding and operates as its National Representative in Greece.
Members of HWEA become:
HWEA’s Board of Directors is elected every two years.
HWEA maintains and serves a twofold scope:
HWEA serves wind energy and it has many reasons for this:
Europe is aiming for its electrical system to rely almost exclusively on green energy by combining wind energy with other renewable sources, with energy storage units and other technologies.
This is now technically feasible, economically beneficial and environmentally enforceable.
This fact creates conflicts or, in general, raises issues to be addressed. Their co-ordinated approach is critical both for the rational development of the wind energy market, but mainly for maximizing the social surplus resulting from the use of wind energy.
In Greece, the targets for 2020 and 2030 require huge investments for the installations and the necessary infrastructure. This leads to the question of effectively confronting all the relevant issues in a scientifically sufficient and strictly professional manner. Indicatively, such issues are the transparent growth of competition and investment, the new technologies, the large RES penetration, the relationship of growth and biodiversity, etc.
All these issues require their organized handling. There are specific and clear answers for all these matters that demonstrate the self-evident YES in Wind Energy. The wind industry has to organize professionally these answers and present them. This means to come prepared at the public debate.