In 1989 Husum Wind was the world’s first trade fair devoted exclusively to wind energy, taking place within a livestock auction venue. Twenty companies presented their products to more than 10,000 visitors. A lot has happened since.
In the late 1980s/early 1990s the German market developed dynamically due to the Electricity Feed Act. With the introduction of the EEG in 2002, the annual installed wind energy capacity increased to about 3,100 MW per year. After that, the construction of new plants in Germany declined significantly due to adjustments in the EEG. It was not until 2013 that the wind energy sector was able to return to the new construction figures of the early 2000s in a second growth phase.