On November 24, Spain reached a new record for the portion of its electricity needs that was generated by wind energy — 43%. Spain has become a leading example worldwide of how a country can provide large portions of its electricity from wind power. Read La Asociacion Empresarial Eolica Article Here.
The University of Texas School of Law will hold its annual Wind Energy conference in Austin, Texas on January 20 – 22, 2009. A representative from Spain, Miguel de la Torre Rodríguez of Red Eléctrica de España (REE), will be one of the speakers at the conference. Mr. de la Torre will serve on a panel examining how Spain, Germany and Texas integrate wind energy into their respective electric power grids. REE is the agency charged with operating the electric power grid in Spain. Germany’s Department of Energy (DENA) will also be sending a representative to serve on the panel, Christine Wörlen, Ph.D. Dr. Wörlen is Head of Renewable Energy for DENA. Michael Grable, General Counsel of The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT), will moderate the panel. Read More About 2009 Wind Energy Conference Here