Wind Energy at Husum
Wind Energy at Husum ©Stadt Husum

Husum: A town with the wind in its sails.

The wind is rarely still in Husum, the attractive port town on the North Sea. But precisely this factor makes the town the ideal location for the important trade fair "Husum WindEnergy", which has proven and developed its pioneering skills for over 20 years. In addition, Husum has established a good reputation as a centre of competence in the wider area of renewable energies.

Energy + the environment and the discipline of renewable energies have a long tradition in Husum. At the beginning of the 20th century the first working tidal power station in the world was built and tested in Husum. In the 1980s, wind power technologies were tested here in the GROWIAN project - a large wind energy plant. And at the end of the last century, the Husum shipyard embarked on an additional line of business in developing and manufacturing wind turbines. In 1989, the wind turbine manufacturer Vestas Deutschland GmbH was founded in Husum, which continues to be the headquarters of Vestas Central Europe. HUSUM WindEnergy is the world's most important wind energy trade fair. For ten years the "New Energy Husum" trade fair has also been reflecting developments in the remaining spectrum of renewable energies. Husum is active in every sector of the renewable energy business from small wind turbines to geothermal, from biomass to solar thermal as well as in the areas of research and education. The town is therefore one of the key centres for regenerative energies in Schleswig-Holstein, the state that is playing a key role in the German transition from fossil fuels and nuclear power to renewable energy due to its rich wind resources. By 2020 it is calculated that eight to ten percent of the electricity consumed in Germany will be generated from renewable resources in Schleswig-Holstein.

Contacts for further information:
Messe Husum & Congress (Husumer Wirtschaftsgesellschaft mbh & Co. KG)
Tourismus und Stadtmarkting Husum GmbH/MICE