Windpower TV - EWEA 2014 CEO panel

EUROPE: At the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) 2014 conference in Barcelona, Spain, some of the most influential executives in wind gathered for a panel hosted by Windpower Monthly editor Jacki Buist to discuss issues facing the industry.

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As well as conditionally agreeing the European industry was in good health, each panel member had five minutes to outline their view on an area they felt was important.

View each speech via the links below.

Vestas CEO Anders Runevad — Runevad highlights the need to bring down the cost of energy. One way to do this is to outsource component supply, something the company has been doing over the last two years.

Acciona Energy CEO Rafael Mateo — Mateo speaks about the need to develop new markets and what is required for them.

GE vice president renewables Anne McEntee — McEntee speaks about the need to develop wind technology and reduce the cost of energy.

ERG Renew managing director Massimo Derchi — Derchi talks about vertical integration and in-house operations and maintenance.

EDPR CEO Joao Paulo Costeira — Costeira speaks about the need to improve wind forecasting and prediction.

Enel Green Power senior VP Roberto Deambrogio — Deambrogio on regional diversification and hybrid wind and hydro projects

E.on CEO Eckhardt Rümmler — Rümmler talks about the need to develop partnerships to build projects, rather than going it alone.

Iberdrola Renewables CEO Xabier Viteri — Viteri speaks about technology and the need to reduce the cost of energy offshore.

Gamesa business CEO Xabier Etxeberria — Etxeberria talks about the dwindling Spanish market and opportunities in Latin America.

Alstom Renewables senior vice president sales Alfonso Faubel — Faubel speaks about the need for manufacturers to share platforms.

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