Our colleague Vera Vanieva was invited to give a lecture about our long term experience in the Russian wind market at the international forum for wind energy - RAWI Forum 2020 in Moscow. 19.02.2020
GEO-NET presents its subsidiary GEO-NET South Africa (PTY) Ltd. at WINDABA 2019 in Cape Town.
Johannes Becker and Johannes Lange present the services and experience for the South African market. GEO-NET is activ in South Africa as well as in other african countries (East Africa). The services of GEO-NET cover wind mappings, design and conduction of wind measurement campaings and energy yield assessment.
GEO-NET's Johannes Lange is in Tashkent to attend Energy Week Uzbekistan 2019 (https://uzenergyweek.com).
GEO-NET developed the countrywide wind atlas for Uzbekistan in 2015 and performed wind mappings and measurements for two regions with favourable wind potential. Now, GEO-NET offers its service to support the development of wind energy in the country.
Many GEO-NET employees and both CEOs were there when almost 30,000 people showed their displeasure at the government's climate policy during the Fridays for Future Star March in Hanover.
Since there was still no major breakthrough in the field of wind energy, we will probably have to demonstrate soon again!
At the HUSUM Wind 2019, GEO-NET had some several news to present: LiDAR verifications on our own 184 m mast from 2020 onwards for the verification of LiDAR and SoDAR devices as well as two new offices in Cape Town and Kiev.
GEO-NET visited the DACH 2019 from 18th to 22nd March. The DACH Conference is the joint triennial conference of the German, Austrian and Swiss meteorological societies with many interesting contributions from different fields of meteorology. In the session "Measuring and Observing" Dr. Linda Voß gave a lecture on "LiDAR correction in complex terrain by means of FITNAH-3D" and received a lot of positive feedback on the investigations carried out at GEO-NET.
We are very happy to participate again in the Wind Power Russia 2019 conference tomorrow and we are looking forward to interesting discussions! You can meet my colleagues Vera Vanieva and Johannes Becker from 26-28 February in Moskow. GEO-NET has already managed 15 wind energy projects in Russia with wind measurement campaigns and bankable energy yield assessments.
GEO-NET won a tender for wind resource assessment for up to 800MW of wind energy in South Africa and up to 140MW in Ghana.
Part of the services is the optimal placement of 8 wind measurements as well as their compliant construction, documentation and evaluation. At the end of the measurement campaigns, GEO-NET provides bankable reports, which serve as the basis for the wind farm financing. For modeling the wind conditions in the wind farm, GEO-NET uses the validated flow model FITNAH-3D, with which wind conditions can be modeled much more accurately even in complex terrain than with standard models widely used for energy yield assessments. The client is the project developer Enertrag South Africa. GEO-NET has already carried out numerous successful bankable measurement campaigns and wind analyzes in Germany and abroad for Enertrag.
In addition to more than 30 projects in France, GEO-NET has again been able to win new projects in the Ardennes and Brittany. Thus GEO-NET is further expanding its experience in the Franch wind energy market and can score points as a competent partner for wind and energy yield assessments as well as wind measurements with masts or LiDAR.
Sergei Roife and Johannes Lange visited the Ukrainian Energy Week in Kiev. Their conclusion is quite positive: despite the strained foreign policy situation and the announced introduction of an auction system instead of a fixed feed-in tariff, the Ukrainian wind industry is optimistic about the future. This is also pleasing to GEO-NET - the wind experts from Hanover have been active in the Ukraine since 2008 and are among the most experienced wind experts in this country.
From 5 to 9 November 2018 an AHK business trip will take place in Ho-Chi-Minh-City. GEO-NET will participate at the event and will present the company and its services at the conference on 06.11.2018. The potential for wind energy is high in Vietnam. In addition, the government is pushing for expansion and has decided to increase the feed-in tariff for onshore wind energy from USD 7.8 cents/kwh to USD 8.5 cents/kwh from 1 November 2018.
Thank you very much for visiting us at Wind Energy Hamburg 2018!
- and the versatil conversations about our extensive service portfolio for Germany and the global market. There was a lot of interest for wind measurement campaigns with LiDAR or mast, bankable wind reports according to TR6 rev10, wind potential studies or wind atlases for large regions in new markets this time.
GEO-NET also has experience in supporting wind farm projects in more than 50 countries and also supports you with employees in the Ukraine, Brazil and Vietnam.
GEO-NET has signed a contract for 10 wind measurement campaigns in Russia with the Russian project developer Vetro SGC.
Based on these measurements, a total of 260 MW wind energy will be developed. This wind measurement campaign contract is already the second one with Vetro SGC, with now a total of 610 MW of wind energy planned.
Russia is thus becoming an important wind energy market. Rosatom, the Federal Agency for Atomic Energy of Russia, has recognized the signs of the times and is involved with the subsidiary Vetro SGC in the development of wind farms in order to gain know-how and open up a promising new wind market. With GEO-NET Vetro SGC has found a reliable partner for site assessment and wind measurement, who already has with its Russian-speaking staff many years of experience in Eastern Europe and worldwide.
GEO-NET has just commissioned another wind met mast in Ukraine. The latest one at a highly symbolic location for renewable energies – Tchernobyl.
We were also present at the First International New Energy Forum in Kiev.
On May 16, 2018, GEO-NET presented its services to an interested audience at the event "Wind Power Russia 2018" in Ulyanovsk, Russia.
The first Wind Park has already been built in the region and another 200 MW are planned. GEO-NET is Russia's market-leading partner for measurement campaigns and wind and energy yield assessments.