UK: Esri has launched the Esri European Wind User Group which aims to provide wind energy professionals across Europe a local source for the exchange of ideas, success stories, and information about geospatial technology for on- and offshore wind farms. The group’s mission is to discuss the best ways to meet daily challenges and learn how proven applications of GIS technology from Esri and its partners can support wind farm business processes.
“GIS technology allows us to develop, plan, and maintain wind farms,” said Anders Ropke, president of the European Wind User Group and GIS and environmental engineer for DONG Energy A/S in Denmark. “Spatial overview and analysis add direct value to the DONG Energy wind power organisation. Applied GIS services and analysis contribute positively to the business case for offshore wind power production.”
The first European Wind User Group meeting was held in May in Gentofte, Denmark. The event was hosted by DONG Energy along with Informi GIS A/S, Esri’s distributor in Denmark.
Wind energy professionals, including operators and developers, are welcome to join the group via LinkedIn to stay apprised of upcoming events.