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Profile of registrant

German Wind Energy Association

Identification number in the register: 428160111434-47
Registration date: 26/06/13 17:25:42

The information on this organisation was last modified on 26/06/13 17:29:33
The date of the last annual update was 26/06/13 17:25:42

Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Name/company name: German Wind Energy Association
Acronym: BWE
Legal status: registered association
Website address:


Section: II - In-house lobbyists and trade/professional associations
and more precisely: Trade, business & professional associations

Person with legal responsibility

Surname, Name: Mrs  Sylvia Pilarsky-Grosch
Position: President

Permanent person in charge of EU relations

Surname, Name: Mr  Georg Schroth
Position: Policy Director

Contact details:

Contact details of organisation's head office: 6 Neustädtische Kirchstraße 
Berlin 10117
Telephone number: (+49) 30212341210
Fax number: (+49) 30212341410
Other contact information:

Goals / remit

Goals / remit of the organisation: Climate change and rising energy costs are a crucial challenge for the 21st century – and will remain so. The increasing scarcity of fossil energy, growing demand for energy, and the warming of our planet are all reasons to revisit our energy policy.

The way Germany, Europe, and the world tackle this issue today will decisively affect the way we all live tomorrow. In Germany, people reacted to these challenges early on and began switching to distributed, renewable energy. Today, clean, reliable wind power is a major pillar of our energy supply more than ever before.

In the process, Germany is a role model for many countries. Since its founding in 1996, the German Wind Energy Association (Bundesverband WindEnergie e.V. or BWE) has played a major role in that process. With some 20,000 members, it is one of the world's largest associations in the renewables sector. For years, the BWE has been increasingly successful in efficiently expanding wind power in Germany for the long term. Furthermore, our experts work in such international associations as the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA), the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) and the World Wind Energy Association (WWEA) in developing wind energy within Europe and worldwide. In this way, the German success story of feed-in tariffs have since been adopted in more than 45 countries.

With its ambitious expansion targets, the wind power sector is the main driver behind the switch to renewables. The BWE and its members do their utmost to ensure that the success story of German wind power continues – and that the vision of "100 percent renewable power" becomes a reality in Germany soon.
The organisation's fields of interests are:
  • sub-national
  • national
  • European
  • global

Number of persons engaged in activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register

Number of persons: 8
Complementary information:

Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

No accredited persons


Main EU initiatives covered the year before by activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register:


Fields of interest for e-mail alerts on consultations and roadmaps;

Fields declared by the organisation:
  • Energy


Information on (i) organisation's membership of any associations/federations/confederations or (ii) relationships to other bodies in formal or informal networks.

German Renewable Energy Association (BEE)
European Wind Energy Association (EWEA)
Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC)
World Wind Energy Association (WWEA)

Financial data

Financial year: 01/2012 - 12/2012
Estimated costs to the organisation directly related to representing interests to EU institutions in that year: < 50000  €
Amount and source of funding received from the EU institutions in financial year n-1 of registration
Procurement: 0 €
Grants: 0 €
Other (financial) information provided by the organisation:

Code of conduct

By its registration the organisation has signed the Transparency Register Code of Conduct.