The third edition of the GrIPP-Net News highlights wind power developments in Europe and ASEAN. It reviews the EU wind power market, wind power development in the ASEAN, technology trends, and wind power project costs. Europe continues to be the leading market of wind power. Nine out of the world�s ten largest wind technology manufacturers are based in Europe. Data for 2002 show that European companies supplied around 90% of the wind capacity sold worldwide.
Among the ASEAN countries endowed with commercially exploitable wind energy resources are Cambodia, Lao PDR, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam. At present, the Philippines takes the lead in terms of market deployment and promotion of private investments while Vietnam emerges as a main challenger with various activities being undertaken that could lead to huge investments in wind power development.
Among the initiatives of the Green IPP Network partner in the Philippines, the University of the Philippines Solar Laboratory (UPSL) is a national workshop on the Current Status of the Development of Green Independent Power Producers in the Philippines: Challenges, Strategies and Case Studies, to be held on August 10, 2005 at the PLDT Multimedia Hall, EEE Building UP Diliman Q.C. Details of the workshop can be obtained from the Philippine Green IPP Network Coordinator Ms. Gilba Joy Padilla ().