The Global Wind Energy Council is the international trade association for the wind power industry.
Our mission is to ensure that wind power establishes itself as the answer to today’s energy challenges, providing substantial environmental and economic benefits.
- Our mandate from our members is to communicate the benefits of wind power – to national governments, policy makers and international institutions.
- We provide authoritative research and analysis on the wind power industry in more than 80 countries around the world.
- We work with governments to give them transparent information about the benefits and potential of wind power, enabling them to make informed decisions about national energy policies.
- We support collaboration between policy makers in different countries to help them share best practices and experiences in adding clean power to their energy mix.
What is GWEC
GWEC is a member-based organisation that represents the entire wind energy sector. The members of GWEC represent over 1,500 companies, organisations and institutions in more than 80 countries, including manufacturers, developers, component suppliers, research institutes, national wind and renewables associations, electricity providers, finance and insurance companies.
Our members are also all of the national wind industry trade associations, from both established and emerging markets, including the world largest markets of the United States, all the European markets, India and China.
GWEC works at the highest international political level to create a better policy environment for wind power. GWEC and its members are active all over the world, educating local and national governments and international agencies about the benefits of wind power.
Working with the UNFCCC, REN21, the IEA, international financial institutions, the IPCC and the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), GWEC represents the global wind industry to show how far we’ve come, but also to advocate new policies to help wind power reach its full potential in as wide a variety of markets as possible.
We are funded by membership fees from our company and association members.