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“Electric City 2021” is WindEurope’s Annual Event, this time with participants from wind and beyond!
Real-time event updates
25 Nov, 16:00
Thank you to everyone who helped us make Electric City 2021 a huge success! We’ve had great conference sessions and a buzzing exhibition floor. Next stop: Bilbao! See you in April 2022.
25 Nov, 10:30
How can corporate collaborate with start-ups? Join the corporate open innovation session where we will be talking about emerging technologies and startup and corporate collaboration models with Plug&Play, Fortum, Aker Offshore Wind, Energinet and Ørsted. Starting at 10.30 at the Innovation Park in Hall C4.
25 Nov, 9:00
A very good morning on our last day of Electric City here in Copenhagen! There will be plenty to see and do today, between the expo floor and the conference sessions. Here are some of the highlights: our first session at 09:15 How the Green Deal can be ‘made in Europe’. Then we have our Startup Award Ceremony at 11:30 in the Innovation Park where we’ll be announcing the winner. And plenty of activities and demos also ongoing at the Safety, Skills & Training Zone (Hall C), Speakers’ Corner (Hall D) and at the Global Markets Theatre (Hall E).
Finally, don’t miss your chance to visit our WindEurope stand in Hall C for our WindEurope Bilbao 2022 Launch Party at 14:00, where we’ll be looking forward to our next get-together in April! Enjoy your day!
24 Nov, 20:00
With a recent rise in COVID-19 cases in Denmark, the Government have brought in a few additional health measures effective from Monday 29 November. Masks will be reintroduced into a few public spaces – public transport, malls, shops and healthcare facilities. COVID passports will also be extended to universities and government buildings.
This will have no impact on the rest of Electric City. We are already making use of COVID passports, and masks are not required – but they are available around the venue for those who wish to use them. We will not be imposing any new restrictions for the rest of the event.
For more info on the new measures, please check the Danish government website: https://en.coronasmitte.dk/rules-and-regulations
24 Nov, 16:15
It’s the question on everyone’s lips – who is Europe’s leading wind innovator? Join us for our Networking Drinks at the Innovation Park this evening, starting from 17:00, where we’ll be revealing the three start-up finalists. And the Final Award Ceremony? Kicking off tomorrow at 11:30 – but make sure to come to our session of corporates and start-up collaboration beforehand, starting at 10:30.
24 Nov, 15:45
Make sure not to miss out on the Vortex Stand Party, launching at 16:30 this afternoon! We’ll have plenty of finger food, beer and games to keep you busy! All registered participants are welcome – just head down to C2-22.
24 Nov, 15:15
The GWO Safety & Training Awards Ceremony has gotten underway at the Safety, Skills & Training Zone in Hall C! We’ll be giving the podium to some of the world’s leading instructors and training teams from across the GWO network. Check out the live stream – and make sure to come along to our Drinks Reception afterwards, kicking off at 16:00.
24 Nov, 14:30
Been to our Speakers’ Corner in Hall D yet? With so much to see and do at Electric City, it’s another great way to find interesting exhibitors – and listen to their pitch directly! Browse the programme here and use the map to locate them on the expo floor!
24 Nov, 12:20
Don’t miss the Poster Awards today at 12:45 in the Poster area in the Hall E!
24 Nov, 11:30
Think you could race in Formula E? If you’ve ever wanted to drive an electric race car but you’ve never had the chance, try the next best thing here at Electric City 2021! Head down to Vestas’ stand D-F30 in Hall D to try out your skills on their simulator and try to beat the record of Stoffel Vandoorne, Mercedes-EQ Formula E Team Driver! The challenge is on!
24 Nov, 11:15
Looking for a tasty preview of WindEurope’s upcoming itinerary? Head down to the Basque Pavilion at 12:30 for a sample of what to expect at our Annual Event in Bilbao next April – and some food for thought! At stand C2-A24 in front of C2-A30. Open to all registered participants.
24 Nov, 8:45
Good morning and welcome to Day 2 at Electric City! This really is the most memorable wind energy gathering of the year, thanks to you and everyone else who has joined us here in Copenhagen! If you weren’t able to join us yesterday, you can catch up here with everything you’ve missed! Enjoy your day and make sure to look out for regular updates on our website, LinkedIn and Twitter.
23 Nov, 17:00
23 Nov, 10:00
Wonderful to see so many of you arriving at Electric City 2021 this morning! We are honoured to have HRH Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark at the event today, delivering his inaugural address at the Opening session and visiting the event exhibition.
23 Nov, 9:00
Welcome to Electric City 2021, we are so happy to have you all here!
22 Nov, 22:00
Thank you to all WindEurope’s and Wind Denmark’s members for joining the Members’ reception in Industriens Hus! What a joy to see you all again! Great start to Electric City week!
22 Nov, 19:15
22 Nov, 6:00
Good morning! Many of you will be travelling to Copenhagen today. We’re already here and just want to wish you safe travels. If you want to test yourself in Copenhagen, here are the test centres where you can do it for free. Remember to bring your Covid pass!
21 Nov, 21:00
It is amazing to see the exhibition buildout! Electric City has taken over the whole Bella Center! This year’s event will take place in all the halls, including the beautiful brand new one.
We cannot wait to see you on Tuesday!
21 Nov, 17:30
Here you can find the list of available test centres in Copenhagen. These tests are free of charge but please remember to book your appointment in advance. Due to increased demand for testing, waiting time for result are now longer. If you need a quick response, you can get a PCR test result within 40 minutes here (this is a paying test).
If you are travelling from abroad, please check if you need to get tested before boarding your flight back home.
21 Nov, 13:00
We had a very special delivery today: Hundreds of LEGO boxes! Come to the Innovation Park in Hall C4 and build your vision of energy island out of LEGO blocks.
21 Nov, 11:00
Happy #WorldChildrensDay! Pass by the WindEurope stand next week to pick up a copy of one of our children books on climate change and wind energy, “Let the Wind Blow”, and “When I Grow Up”, inspiring stories from people working in clean energy. Check out what other companies are doing to educate young people. Vestas has launched new initiative #SustainabilityForKids, just yesterday.
21 Nov, 9:00
Sun is shining this morning in Copenhagen. And the weather forecast looks great for Monday and Tuesday. Wednesday and Thursday is another story, but hey, who does not like a bit of wind and clouds?
20 Nov, 23:00
Good night! The halls are getting ready with amazing stands from our 400 exhibitors. Two more days of build and we will be all set to welcome you at the Electric City on Tuesday morning!
20 Nov, 19:15
Take this 10 second questionnaire if you have any questions about your travel to Denmark.
During Friday’s meeting of the Danish Health authorities, it was confirmed that there are no new travel restrictions introduced for the time being.
20 Nov, 18:30
Exhibition buildout in full swing! Many new registrations coming in. We are close to 7,000 people already! We are so happy and cannot wait to kick off next week.
20 Nov, 15:30
Foresight special issues on Cities electrification just delivered to the Bella Center! Pass by the Foresight stand to pick up your own copy, and don’t miss Wednesday’s session on Digital planning for the electrification of cities.
20 Nov, 8:30
Danish Health Authority, responsible for infectious diseases, has announced extra testing requirements for school’s students. It was confirmed that there were no extra measures required with regards to events and large gatherings. Henrik Ullum, CEO, Statens Serum Institut said that the overall strategy was to keep the society open and tackle the problem where it was, which is why the focus is on schools and younger people, with extra H&S measures introduced there.
19 Nov, 18:45
“It is great to see the exhibition halls buzzing with the exhibitors building their stands. We work very closely with WindEurope and local health authorities to ensure the safest event possible. We can’t wait to see you all in Copenhagen.” Christian Folden Lund, CEO at Bellagroup
19 Nov, 16:00
For those of you already registered, you can access the event’s app to connect and schedule meetings with one of the 6,000+ confirmed participants.
19 Nov, 13:30
Check out the 1-min pitches from all the startups in the Innovation Park. See what’s on the cutting edge of technology in the wind industry. Don’t forget to vote for your favourite start-up! The winner will be awarded a prize on Thursday 25.
19 Nov, 10:00
More than 700 passes were purchased just yesterday! Thank you for your trust and cooperation. Together, we will make it an extraordinary event!
19 Nov, 8:30
Hello from the WindEurope team and the exhibitors already building their stands in the Bella Center! The safety of our participants and staff at our event is a top priority. Working with local authorities and the venue, and under our own strict precautions, we have put extra measures in place to allow you to enjoy the experience whilst keeping yourself, and others, safe.
While masks are not obligatory, we will have them available onsite and our staff will encourage delegates to wear them inside the conference rooms and other common areas. We’ve increased overall venue sanitising and ventilation frequency. We’ve built meeting areas where people will be able to meet while keeping distance.
Each exhibitor appointed H&S point of contact and we’ve a great network to effectively communicate and coordinate H&S activities before and during the event. Read more about our Health & Safety measures.
18 Nov, 18:30
The Electric City Live Centre – powered by Recharge – is up! Read industry news, followed by more stories next week, directly from the conference and the exhibition floor in Copenhagen.
18 Nov, 17:00
Just a reminder, all event’s attendees must show either proof of full vaccination, proof of immunity, or proof of negative PCR test to be able to enter any onsite activities.
Many exhibitors are requesting their teams to do a PCR test before arriving (regardless of their vaccination status). Thank you to all of you helping us to make this event safe and successful!
18 Nov, 12:00
Last Gala dinner tickets available! Don’t miss this opportunity to be seated alongside some of the biggest names in the wind industry.
18 Nov, 9:00
Exhibitors have started arriving in Copenhagen and getting their stands ready for all of you to visit next week!
17 Nov, 18:00
HRH Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark, will open the event next week. He will deliver his keynote speech as part of the Opening session, on Tuesday, 23 November. The opening session is open to all registered participants.
17 Nov, 13:00
5,000 already registered and 400+ new registrations every day. See who will be there and schedule meetings via our online app. Only available to registered participants.
Deputy Secretary General for Energy and Mineral Resources, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications for Estonia
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The EU has committed to cut greenhouse gas emission by 55% compared to 1990 by 2030, a key milestone in reaching climate neutrality in 2050. The European Commission’s analysis shows that direct electrification, complemented with the indirect electrification of hard-to-abate sectors, is the most cost-effective and energy efficient way to cut energy sector emissions to net-zero by 2050.
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