Wind energy will be one of our core businesses in the future
As one of the industry’s biggest players, with a formidable record for investment in research and development, Emerson Network Power has just enjoyed a record trading year.
Jeky Li Gang, International Sales, Department Of Wind Power Product, talks to PES about the company, its products and its commitment to the sector.
PES: Welcome to PES magazine. Firstly, can you explain a little about your company’s structure and its role within the wind power energy industry?
Jeky Li Gang: St. Louis-based US Emerson Electric Co. was established in 1890 and is a world-renowned company. Its innovative solutions have been applied in more than 150 countries. Emerson was ranked one of Fortune 500 and recorded USD$24.8 billion sales in FY2008. Several divisions from Emerson have supplied power converters, generators, couplings, SCADA systems and low voltage switches to top wind turbine manufacturers globally.
PES: Looking to the future, how important is the wind energy industry to your company as a whole?
JLG: Globally-installed wind power is expected to grow 20% a year over the next five years. Emerson, which is always responsible for energy security and environmental protection, will continue to invest in a wide range of technology platforms and products in the renewable energy industry. We are committed to continuous research and development investment, and we are also acquiring new customers and significantly improving sales from this sector. Wind energy industry will be one of our core businesses in the future.