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Call for Papers: 12th World Wind Energy Conference & Renewable Energy Exhibition WWEC2013

12th World Wind Energy Conference & Renewable Energy Exhibition WWEC2013

“Opening Doors to Caribbean Winds”

Havana, Cuba, 3-5 June 2013

Call for Papers

The World Wind Energy Association WWEA and CETER are pleased to invite papers and presentations for the 11th World Wind Energy Conference and Exhibition WWEC2012, taking place 3-5 June 2013 in Havana, Cuba. The conference is aimed at presenting, exchanging and discussing the latest knowledge on the state of wind energy and renewable energy in general, including the state of the technology.

WWEC2013 will have a special focus on the Caribbean and Central American region and will hence feature the special topic of “Opening Doors to Caribbean Winds”. The region is just about to start using wind power on a large scale, the first wind farms have been implemented. WWEC2013 aims at developing comprehensive strategies for businesses, governments as well as for local communities in order to make use of its vast wind potentials, together with the other renewable energies.

WWEC2013 is comprised of a three-day program of panels and presentations focused on ownership and business models, policy, financing, local and regional renewable energy integration, technology, governance and capacity building. The meeting will provide ample opportunities to present and discuss research results which will be supported by various panels and several keynote speeches with special emphasis on public dialogue. A trade show exhibition will showcase new technologies, suppliers and manufacturers in the renewable energy sector.

The WWEC2013 venue will be the Convention Palace of Havana where the National Assembly of Cuba meets twice per year.

The official conference languages will be English and Spanish.

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Conference topics:

Abstracts are invited on the following topics:

1.    Local, national and regional policies, barriers, incentives
2.    International frameworks and programmes
3.    Community power, poverty alleviation and further strategies to optimize social benefits of wind power and other renewable energies
4.    Local and regional plans for 100 % renewable energy supply
5.    Capacity building, training and education
6.    System integration and optimization, grid connection
7.    Decentralised and distributed energy generation
8.    Wind turbine technology, systems, and components
9.    Wind resource assessment and prediction
10.    Wind farm planning
11.    Wind farms under extreme climate conditions
12.    Wind in the built environment: energy, habitability and vulnerability.
13.    Monitoring, operation and maintenance of wind farms
14.    Wind power and tourism
15.    Energy and water
16.    Food and energy
17.    Energy supply for communities in rural areas
18.    Small wind energy systems, their potential role, and what policies are necessary
19.    Hybrid systems, offgrid systems and storage
20.    Financing: Equity, loans and other measures including international funds like CDM, Green Climate, Global FIT, etc.
21.    Industrial strategies, cost optimization and creation of local manufacturing capacities
22.    Energy culture and communication

Abstracts format:

All abstracts should be concise and clearly state results, objectives or key components of the paper. They should not exceed 500 words and should contain a list of key words.  An electronic copy (in doc format) must be submitted before 15 January 2013 to:

Important Dates:

•    Call for Papers                                                                                                                            22 November 2012
•    Deadline for Paper Abstract Submission                                                                               15 January 2013
•    Deadline for Paper Abstract Reviews                                                                                     15 February 2013
•    Notification of the Accepted Papers to the first Author                                                         28 Februar 2013
•    Deadline for Submission of the Full Papers and Pre-registration of the Authors          15 March 2013
•    Publication of the Official Conference Programme                                                               20 March 2013
•    Deadline for the receipt of presentation material electronically                                          30 April 2013

Organized by:

World Wind Energy Association WWEA
Center for the Study of Renewable Energy Technologies CETER of the Polytechnic Institute Jose Antonio Echeverria CUJAE

In conjunction with:

Ministry of the Basic Industry MINBAS of Cuba
Latin American Wind Energy Association LAWEA
Cuban Society for Renewable Energy Promotion and Environmental Respect CUBASOLAR

•    Conference Chairs: He Dexin, WWEA President; Prof. Conrado Moreno, CETER; Fernando Tejeda, LAWEA President
•    Executive Chairs: Stefan Gsänger, WWEA Secretary General; Prof. Conrado Moreno, CETER
•    Programme Chairs: Prof. Dr. Chuichi Arakawa, Japan; Prof. Dr. Everaldo Feitosa, Brazil; Prof. Monica Oliphant, Australia; Prof. Woldemariam Wolde-Ghiorgis, Ethiopia

Supported by:

International Renewable Energy Alliance
International Hydropower Association IHA
International Solar Energy Society ISES
World Bioenergy Association WBA
Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century REN21
World Future Council

Contact information:

WWEA Head Office
Charles-de-Gaulle-Str. 5
53113 Bonn, Germany
Tel. +49-228-369 40-80
Fax +49-228-369 40-84


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