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Vietnam set for wind energy expansion with over 1 GW expected to be installed by 2021

The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) is hosting its annual Vietnam Wind Power Conference today for the second time running, gathering major international wind companies, energy authorities, financial institutions and regulators to discuss the potential for wind energy in Vietnam and the impact of renewables in the region. On the occasion of this official industry … Continue reading Vietnam set for wind energy expansion with over 1 GW expected to be installed by 2021

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Wind industry to hold Argentina Wind Power in Buenos Aires, 4-5 September

The global wind industry will hold Argentina Wind Power, a major conference and exposition in Buenos Aires on 4-5 Septmeber 2019. The event, which will be the largest of its kind to be held in Argentina, is being organised by the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), Camara Eolica Argentina and Grupo La Nacion. It will … Continue reading Wind industry to hold Argentina Wind Power in Buenos Aires, 4-5 September

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Vietnam Wind Power 2019

Organised by Global Wind Energy Council in partnership with GIZ, Danish Embassy Hanoi and theEmbassy of Ireland, the 2nd edition of Vietnam Wind Power 2019 gathers international industry experts and local leading wind companies, together with high-level representatives from government and other relevant authorities from Vietnam to discuss opportunities for wind power development in Vietnam and what needs to … Continue reading Vietnam Wind Power 2019

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GWEC welcomes Goldwind as a board level member

The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) is pleased to welcome Goldwind as its latest board level member. Goldwind is one of the world’s leading onshore and offshore wind turbine suppliers, operating across 6 continents with a total installed capacity of 51 GW. Ben Backwell, CEO of GWEC, said: “We are delighted to welcome one of … Continue reading GWEC welcomes Goldwind as a board level member

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GWEC becomes exclusive Global Partner of WindEnergy Hamburg until 2024

The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) and WindEnergy Hamburg are extending and expanding their cooperation, as GWEC becomes the exclusive Global Partner of the world’s leading wind industry expo until the end of the year 2024. An agreement between Claus Ulrich Selbach, Business Unit Director at Hamburg Messe und Congress, and Ben Backwell, CEO of … Continue reading GWEC becomes exclusive Global Partner of WindEnergy Hamburg until 2024

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Wind Power Industry creates Africa Task Force to speed up development

GWEC CEO Ben Backwell said: “Africa has a unique opportunity to leap-frog obsolete fossil fuel generation and create the power generation it needs from wind power and other renewables technologies. The continent has the resources and the human talent and skills to make this happen, and there is a huge pool of capital looking for the opportunity to invest. If we can help create the right regulatory frameworks and knowledge transfer, Africa’s growing economies will soon be powered by cheap, efficient wind power.”

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GWEC working with World Bank Group to hold forum on Offshore Wind Power in London

Forum will bring together emerging markets with strong offshore wind energy potential, with representatives from 15 governments expected to attend. World Bank and the International Finance Corporation (IFC) have launched program to fast-track the adoption of offshore wind energy in developing countries. GWEC Market Intelligence expects global offshore wind capacity to grow to 210GW in … Continue reading GWEC working with World Bank Group to hold forum on Offshore Wind Power in London

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Global Wind Energy Council welcomes GE Renewable Energy as its latest board level Member

The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) is pleased to welcome GE Renewable Energy as its latest board level member. GE Renewable Energy is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of onshore and offshore wind turbines and provider of energy system solutions. The company operates across 35 countries with a total installed wind capacity of 62 … Continue reading Global Wind Energy Council welcomes GE Renewable Energy as its latest board level Member

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Global Offshore Wind Energy Summit – Taiwan

Today the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) and the European Chamber of Commerce Taiwan (ECCT) are hosting the Global Offshore Wind Summit – Taiwan with the ECCT’s Low Carbon Initiative. This is the official event for the offshore wind industry in Taiwan, gathering both local and global investment groups, energy companies, project developers and regulators … Continue reading Global Offshore Wind Energy Summit – Taiwan

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The Global Wind Energy Council releases Supply Side Data 2018 Report

The Global Wind Energy Council has published the first edition of its annual Global Wind Market Development – Supply Side Data 2018. This report is part of GWEC Market Intelligence service that provides a series of insights and data-based analysis on the development of the wind industry. The services include a market outlook, country profiles and … Continue reading The Global Wind Energy Council releases Supply Side Data 2018 Report

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300 GW of new wind power capacity in the pipeline for 2023

The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) has published the 14th edition of the Global Wind Report, which confirmed that in 2018 there was 51.3GW of new installations. Market-based mechanisms, such as auctions, tenders and Green Certificates were the main drivers behind new installations in 2018. GWEC expects strong growth in the coming period, with around … Continue reading 300 GW of new wind power capacity in the pipeline for 2023

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Global Wind Energy Report forecasts over 300 GW capacity to be added in next 5 years

The Global Wind Energy Council has published the 14th edition of the Global Wind Report, the wind power industry’s flagship publication which provides a comprehensive view of the sector. Data in the report confirms that 2018 was a positive year for the wind turbines industry, with 51.3 GW of new wind farm installations. Market-based mechanisms, … Continue reading Global Wind Energy Report forecasts over 300 GW capacity to be added in next 5 years

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Joyce Lee joins Global Wind Energy Council as Policy and Operations Director

Joyce Lee has joined the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) as Policy and Operations Director, contributing to GWEC’s growing market intelligence team. Joyce is experienced in political risk analysis and strategic investigations in Europe, East Asia and Southeast Asia, and has managed a number of complex multi-jurisdictional investigations. She has completed numerous policy-focused stakeholder-mapping exercises, … Continue reading Joyce Lee joins Global Wind Energy Council as Policy and Operations Director

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GWEC and World Bank Group announce plans to cooperate on development of global offshore wind power markets

The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) and the World Bank Group (WBG) have announced plans to work together on efforts to develop offshore wind in emerging markets. This follows the World Bank Group’s launch of a new program to fast-track the adoption of offshore wind energy in developing countries, supported by funding from the government … Continue reading GWEC and World Bank Group announce plans to cooperate on development of global offshore wind power markets

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Colombia’s first non-conventional renewable energy tender

Despite the recognition that there is a solid pipeline of wind energy and solar power projects ready to start up a competitive renewable energy market, the Colombian authorities couldn’t award contracts in the first tender round to any of power projects that were entered. This was due to a technical issue that the bidding offers … Continue reading Colombia’s first non-conventional renewable energy tender

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China leads wind energy growth

The Chinese wind power industry is the largest in the world according to the data released by the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) on Tuesday. With 21,200 MW onshore capacity and 1,800 MW offshore capacity in 2018, it has breezed past European and American markets. The total wind turbines capacity reached 591 GW at the end … Continue reading China leads wind energy growth

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51.3 GW of global wind energy capacity installed in 2018

Wind power industry installed 51.3 GW of new wind farm capacity in 2018, a decrease of 3.6% compared to 2017 (53.2 GW). 46,8 GW of new onshore wind turbines capacity was installed, a decrease of 3.9% compared to 2017 (48.7 GW). The offshore wind turbines market grew by 0.5%, to 4.49 GW of new wind … Continue reading 51.3 GW of global wind energy capacity installed in 2018

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Asia-Pacific installed 24.9 GW new onshore wind energy capacity during 2018

Total installed onshore wind power capacity in Asia-Pacific is now 256 GW.  Leading countries in the region for onshore wind turbines installations in 2018 were China (21.2 GW) and India (2.2 GW).    The surge for wind energy in Asia-Pacific is expected to continue with GWEC forecasting over 145 GW of new onshore wind farm capacity … Continue reading Asia-Pacific installed 24.9 GW new onshore wind energy capacity during 2018

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Feng Zhao joins GWEC as Strategy Director

Wind Energy expert Feng Zhao has joined GWEC as its new Strategy Director. Zhao is one of the world’s foremost experts on the wind industry, having created and provided industry leading data and advisory services first for BTM Consult, and then for FTI Consulting. His project experience includes advising on global supply chain management, market … Continue reading Feng Zhao joins GWEC as Strategy Director

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Africa and Middle East installed 962 MW new wind energy capacity in 2018 – over 300 MW more than in 2017

Total installed wind power capacity in Africa and Middle East is now 5.7 GW. Leading countries in the region are Egypt (380 MW) and Kenya (310 MW). The surge for wind farm in Africa and Middle East is expected to continue with GWEC forecasting over 6.5 GW of new wind turbines capacity to be installed … Continue reading Africa and Middle East installed 962 MW new wind energy capacity in 2018 – over 300 MW more than in 2017

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