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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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Americas install over 13.4 GW wind energy capacity in 2019, tripling the region’s total wind power capacity over past decade

North, Central, and South America and the Caribbean installed 13,427 MW of wind energy capacity in 2019, an increase of 12 per cent from 2018’s wind turbines installations. Total installed wind farm capacity in North, Central, and South America and the Caribbean is now over 148GW, thereby tripling the wind power capacity in the region … Continue reading Americas install over 13.4 GW wind energy capacity in 2019, tripling the region’s total wind power capacity over past decade

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GWEC joins Equal by 30 initiative to advance gender equality in the energy transition

oday, the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) announced its partnership with the Equal by 30 campaign, a joint initiative of the Clean Energy, Education and Empowerment Initiative (C3E), which works to advance the participation of women in the clean energy transition and close the gender gap, and the International Energy Agency (IEA). Equal by 30 is a … Continue reading GWEC joins Equal by 30 initiative to advance gender equality in the energy transition

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Mr. Dana R. Younger joins GWEC as Senior Advisor to accelerate renewable energy investment

Mr. Dana R. Younger, a renewable energy finance specialist, has joined GWEC as a Senior Advisor to help the organisation step up its efforts to accelerate investment in wind power, particularly in emerging markets. Younger will help GWEC develop stronger relationships with leading financial institutions and institutional investors that are most active in financing renewable … Continue reading Mr. Dana R. Younger joins GWEC as Senior Advisor to accelerate renewable energy investment

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Asia-Pacific: Potential to become the leader in offshore wind power

Following in the path of solar and onshore wind energy, offshore wind power is now gaining momentum in the race for the energy transition in Asia. In the past year, there has been a wave of studies and reports that confirm that the growth of the global offshore market has exceeded all our expectations – … Continue reading Asia-Pacific: Potential to become the leader in offshore wind power

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GWEC launches the Global Wind Gearbox Supply Chain Update

This Global Wind Gearbox Supply Chain Update 2019 marks GWEC Market Intelligence’s first component assessment, which is part of GWEC Market Intelligence service that provides a series of insights and data-based analysis on the development of the wind industry. Gearboxes are a critical component in a wind turbine that helps convert rotational energy into electrical … Continue reading GWEC launches the Global Wind Gearbox Supply Chain Update

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GWEC and OLADE team-up to drive the wind energy transition in Latin America

The Global Wind Energy Council and OLADE, the Latin American Energy Organisation, have signed a MoU to cooperate on accelerating the development of renewable energy in Latin America by addressing key challenges to the region’s energy transition. GWEC Market Intelligence sees Latin America as one of the regions globally with the highest potential for wind … Continue reading GWEC and OLADE team-up to drive the wind energy transition in Latin America

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Wind energy industry commits to greater gender diversity at industry events

On the occasion of COP25’s Gender Day, 14 wind energy associations representing the industry across the world have committed to uphold best practices for gender diversity at their future industry events. Led by the Women in Wind Global Leadership Program, a joint initiative between the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) and the Global Women’s Network … Continue reading Wind energy industry commits to greater gender diversity at industry events

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GWEC and GWO join forces to power the global wind energy workforce

Global Wind Organisation (GWO) and the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) have signed a partnership agreement to highlight the importance of safety, training and job creation to power wind energy development and the global energy transition. Currently wind energy provides 1.2 million jobs globally, according to IRENA’s Renewable Energy and Jobs Annual Review 2019, with … Continue reading GWEC and GWO join forces to power the global wind energy workforce

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What’s next for Global Wind Energy Council Asia?

By: Raveen Singh, Business Development and Events Operations Manager, Global Wind Energy Council Asia Before my role at GWEC Asia as a Business Development and Operations Manager. I held various posts with various commercial event company leading businesses of several renewable energy exhibitions in the South East Asia region. Since working at Global Wind Energy … Continue reading What’s next for Global Wind Energy Council Asia?

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ECCT and GWEC to hold second annual Global Offshore Wind power Summit – Taiwan in April 2020

GWEC Market Intelligence forecasts that Taiwan is set to become the second largest offshore wind energy market in Asia, with over 15GW of offshore wind power capacity expected to be added over the next ten years. With a current target in place for 5.7GW of offshore wind farm capacity by 2025, Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen … Continue reading ECCT and GWEC to hold second annual Global Offshore Wind power Summit – Taiwan in April 2020

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GWEC launches Global O&M services report in wind power

O&M plays a massive role in the development of the wind energy industry and the energy transition as it ensures the long-term sustainability and growth of wind power globally. Not only this, but the aftersales and service business has become a strong second leg for the wind energy industry to stand one, with leading wind … Continue reading GWEC launches Global O&M services report in wind power

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Wind energy industry to invest $1.8bn in Colombia in next three years following successful tender

In last month’s first renewable energy auction in Colombia, 1.3GW of renewable energy capacity was awarded through 15-year PPA deals, with wind energy accounting for 1,077MW of this capacity. The wind farm projects awarded in the auction will increase renewable energy capacity from 1% today to 6%, with a goal of increasing this to 17% … Continue reading Wind energy industry to invest $1.8bn in Colombia in next three years following successful tender

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Highlights of the Asia Clean Energy Summit 2019 Wind Energy Conference

On 31 October 2019, energy industry leaders gathered in Singapore for the Wind Energy Conference at the Asia Clean Energy Summit (ACES). The conference, co-organised by the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) and the Sustainable Energy Association of Singapore (SEAS), featured dialogues on regulatory challenges, project financing and the latest technological advancements in the wind … Continue reading Highlights of the Asia Clean Energy Summit 2019 Wind Energy Conference

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Unlocking the Wind energy Potential in South East Asia

On 31 October 2019, energy industry leaders gathered in Singapore for the Wind Energy Conference at the Asia Clean Energy Summit (ACES). The conference, co-organised by the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) and the Sustainable Energy Association of Singapore (SEAS), featured dialogues on regulatory challenges, project financing and the latest technological advancements in the wind … Continue reading Unlocking the Wind energy Potential in South East Asia

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RES4Africa Foundation and the Global Wind Energy Council sign MoU to forward Africa’s sustainable development

The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) and RES4Africa Foundation have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to increase cooperation through joint initiatives and activities to support sustainable development for resilient economies and energy systems in Africa. GWEC and RES4Africa share a common vision that sustainable energy development is a crucial catalyst to empower and transform African … Continue reading RES4Africa Foundation and the Global Wind Energy Council sign MoU to forward Africa’s sustainable development

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GWEC launches the global wind turbine rotor diameter database

This global wind turbine rotor diameter database adds on to GWEC Market Intelligence’s Global Wind Market Development – Supply Side Data released in April 2019, which 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 global wind turbine rotor diameter … Continue reading GWEC launches the global wind turbine rotor diameter database

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Wind energy in Vietnam: targeting 6 GW of installed wind power capacity by 2030

The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) has launched a Policy Pulse report on Vietnam, which provides qualitative analysis of the political and macroeconomic headwinds steering the wind power sector and the measures needed to unlock greater wind power potential. Vietnam has one of the fastest-growing energy consumption rates in South East Asia, with a growing … Continue reading Wind energy in Vietnam: targeting 6 GW of installed wind power capacity by 2030

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