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Q1 2020 Wind Energy Auctions Database

As part of GWEC Market Intelligence’s services, the database on global wind auctions is an important tool for the industry to stay up-to-date on all the latest developments and business opportunities around the world. While the industry has been impacted by the COVID-19 crisis and auctions have been delayed or postponed in a few countries, … Continue reading Q1 2020 Wind Energy Auctions Database

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Global wind energy industry issues statement on green recovery

On 6 May, GWEC along with signatories representing all the major wind industry corporates and associations across the world have released a statement highlighting wind power’s role in the global economic recovery following the COVID-19 crisis and laying out the key policy actions that must be put into motion in order to realise a sustainable … Continue reading Global wind energy industry issues statement on green recovery

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Wind Power will be a key building block for Economic Recovery

Major players in the wind sector have published a statement that highlights how wind energy is a key building block for economic recovery from the impact of COVID-19. Wind energy is one of the fastest growing industries in the world, and could create nearly 4 million direct and indirect jobs as well as between $207bn … Continue reading Wind Power will be a key building block for Economic Recovery

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COVID-19 and impacts on global wind energy supply chain

Of all the possible shocks any of us thought we would have to deal with only a few short weeks ago, a deadly, global pandemic in the form of COVID-19 just wasn’t on anybody’s radar. Like many other manufacturing or service enterprises, supply chains in the wind sector will continue to be impacted in the … Continue reading COVID-19 and impacts on global wind energy supply chain

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Vietnam Needs to Act Now to Mitigate Wind energy Disruptions

As the COVID-19 pandemic widens overseas, many Asian countries now going through a second wave of outbreak and massive lockdowns continue to be in effect across South East Asia (SEA). Amid the dark clouds, GWEC Asia has not slowed down our policy efforts and have taken massive steps forwards in one of our priority markets: … Continue reading Vietnam Needs to Act Now to Mitigate Wind energy Disruptions

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Indian government supports wind energy supply chain as lockdown continues

After extending the lockdown until the 3 May, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) issued an order on 14 April, stipulating revised lockdown measures. In this order it was announced that selected additional activities will be allowed from 20 April, but manufacturing facilities are unlikely to resume activities until 3 May due to the extended … Continue reading Indian government supports wind energy supply chain as lockdown continues

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Global offshore wind energy industry will require over 77,000 trained on-site workers by 2024

The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) and the Global Wind Organisation (GWO) have published the Powering the Future: Global Offshore Wind Workforce Outlook 2020-2024 report as part of the partnership between the two global associations. The research was conducted in collaboration with Renewables Consulting Group.The report provides a qualitative analysis of the workforce training needs … Continue reading Global offshore wind energy industry will require over 77,000 trained on-site workers by 2024

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Furloughed workers in the US and extending the PTC for wind energy

Similar to what happened in Europe, the global pandemic is also a major disruption for the wind sector in the US. Driven by parts and material delays directly caused by COVID-19 impacts on its international suppliers, Siemens Gamesa made the difficult decision on 6 April to furlough 100 employees at the Fort Madison, Iowa, facility … Continue reading Furloughed workers in the US and extending the PTC for wind energy

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Blockade extends in India, wind turbine factories remain closed for now

Following the nation-wide locked down imposed on 24 March 2020, all non-essential businesses in the country have been shutdown for three weeks. To ensure uninterrupted power generation including generation from renewable power plants, only limited O&M staff are allowed to work on specific permission from the Regions State Police. However, on Tuesday 14 April, Prime … Continue reading Blockade extends in India, wind turbine factories remain closed for now

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Unlocking Immense Potential of India’s Wind Energy

In the global energy transition, India is one of the keystone countries for clean energy growth, coal phaseout and mobilisation of investment to power a low-carbon economy. As one of the largest onshore wind markets in the world in installation terms, India is also a primary market for supply, trade and investment opportunities in wind … Continue reading Unlocking Immense Potential of India’s Wind Energy

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Over 60 GW of wind energy capacity installed in 2019, the second-biggest year in history

GWEC calls on governments to ensure regulation is fit for purpose and “look beyond LCOE”, in order to accelerate growth of wind power and meet climate targets. GWEC has published the 15th edition of its flagship Global Wind Report, which finds that 60.4 GW of wind energy capacity was installed globally in 2019, a 19 … Continue reading Over 60 GW of wind energy capacity installed in 2019, the second-biggest year in history

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Record 6.1 GW of new offshore wind energy capacity installed globally in 2019

The global offshore wind power industry installed a record 6.1 GW of new wind farm capacity in 2019, bringing total capacity to 29 GW. Europe remained the largest market for offshore wind turbines, accounting for 59 per cent of new installations in 2019, while the Asia-Pacific region accounted for the remaining 41 per cent. China … Continue reading Record 6.1 GW of new offshore wind energy capacity installed globally in 2019

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GWEC and RE100 join forces to accelerate corporate sourcing of renewable electricity in emerging markets

The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) is entering a new partnership with The Climate Group’s RE100 initiative to spur greater corporate commitment to renewable electricity sourcing in emerging markets. GWEC is the neutral representative body for the global wind industry, representing leading wind energy manufacturers, developers, utilities IPPs and service companies. RE100 brings together more … Continue reading GWEC and RE100 join forces to accelerate corporate sourcing of renewable electricity in emerging markets

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Global Ambassadors to accelerate greater gender diversity in the wind energy sector

Today on International Women’s Day, the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) and the Global Women’s Network for the Energy Transition (GWNET) have announced this year’s participants for their jointly organised Women in Wind Global Leadership Program. After receiving over 110 highly competitive applications for this year’s program, GWEC and GWNET have chosen 15 participants from 13 … Continue reading Global Ambassadors to accelerate greater gender diversity in the wind energy sector

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Public tenders have driven 80% of wind energy capacity in Latin America and the Caribbean

The Latin American Energy Organization (OLADE) and the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) have published a joint report Competitive Processes for Financing Renewable Energy Projects. The report provides a comprehensive overview and analysis of financing frameworks such as auctions and Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) in key wind power markets in Latin America and the Caribbean … Continue reading Public tenders have driven 80% of wind energy capacity in Latin America and the Caribbean

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Driving forward Thailand’s wind energy industry

Thailand has been a focus market for the Task Force since its inception in June 2019. At that moment, we were in a dark side on what result would be for the Power Development Plan (PDP) revision in Thailand, which has been our focal point for the Task Force’s activities in the country. This work … Continue reading Driving forward Thailand’s wind energy industry

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GWEC and JWPA launch joint Task Force to drive offshore wind energy growth in Japan

The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) and the Japan Wind Power Association (JWPA) have launched a joint Japan Offshore Wind Task Force with key local and global industry players to accelerate Japan’s offshore wind market. As of December 2019, Japan has 65.6MW of offshore wind power, including five floating turbines totalling 19MW, with another 13GW … Continue reading GWEC and JWPA launch joint Task Force to drive offshore wind energy growth in Japan

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Jordan among leading countries in MENA region for wind power production

Jordan was ranked third after Egypt and Morocco in the MENA region in terms of wind energy production during the year 2019, according to a report recently published by the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC). According to the annual report, Jordan”s total wind energy production amounted to 190 megawatts (MW), placing it third in the … Continue reading Jordan among leading countries in MENA region for wind power production

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GWEC expands global team with hire of India Director Francis Jayasurya

Francis Jayasurya, an experienced professional in the India’s wind energy sector, has joined the GWEC team as India Director to support the organisation’s activities in driving forward India’s wind energy market. Ben Backwell, CEO at GWEC, said: “India is a key market for GWEC with massive potential for both onshore and offshore wind. We are thrilled … Continue reading GWEC expands global team with hire of India Director Francis Jayasurya

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GWEC welcomes Mingyang Smart Energy Group as its latest board level member

The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) is pleased to welcome Mingyang Smart Energy Group as its latest board level member. Mingyang is one of the world’s largest wind turbine manufacturers and clean energy integrated solution providers with over 17GW of wind energy capacity installed globally as of 2018. Ben Backwell, CEO of GWEC, said: “We … Continue reading GWEC welcomes Mingyang Smart Energy Group as its latest board level member

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