30 June 2014
EWEA Annual Report 2013
Building a stable future
EWEA saw some significant developments in 2013 with Thomas Becker becoming its new CEO, and Andrew Garrad the new President. The association developed a new strategy in order to reflect the changing nature and situation of the European wind industry, and to turn EWEA into a stronger industry association. Read the 2013 Annual Report to find out more about EWEA’s new strategic framework, its services to members and the work undertaken to make it one of the most influential industry associations in Brussels.
EWEA developed a new strategy in order to:
- Be the voice and driver of the European wind industry
- Promote wind energy’s interests to decision-makers
- Coordinate the industry and support national associations
- Keep EWEA’s profile world-class
- Be the go-to source and provide key services for members
- Provide must-attend events for industry
Wind energy industry statistics:
- At the end of 2013 there were 117.3 GW of installed wind energy capacity in the EU: 110.7 GW onshore and 6.6 GW offshore.
- 11,159 MW of wind power capacity (worth between €13 bn and €18 bn) was installed in the EU-28 during 2013, a decrease of 8% compared to 2012
- Wind power is the technology which installed the most capacity in 2013 out of all energy technologies: 32% of total power capacity.
- The wind power capacity installed by the end of 2013 would, in a normal wind year, produce 257 TWh of electricity, enough to cover 8% of the EU’s electricity consumption – up from 7% the year before.