Today, 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).
Following in the path of solar and onshore wind, offshore wind 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 – and it shows no signs of slowing down.
So far 2019 has been a busy year for GWEC Asia – and it is not slowing down. With the Singapore team and office set up, we have established the South East Asia Task Force, hosted and participated in a series of events and policy engagements in Taiwan, Vietnam and Thailand, as well as signed crucial cooperation agreements with regional partners.
GWEC launches the Global Wind Gearbox Supply Chain Update as part of its Market Intelligence Platform
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 power. Following the growth of global wind industry, the gearbox supply chain has been established first in Europe, then in the US and Asia. The global wind gearbox supply chain will continue to grow as energy demand increases and more wind turbines are installed in new markets to decarbonise our energy system.
Many people have asked me why GWEC is organising events all around the world and what differentiates a GWEC event from others organised by commercial entities. The answer is simple: GWEC events are organised by the industry and for the industry. On top of this crucial pillar, there are two more fundamental reasons that differentiates GWEC events: high-level government interactions and we are a non-profit organisation providing a voice for the global wind industry.
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 turbine OEMs generate about one-third of their revenues from their service business, and this share is expected to increase.
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 sector.
GWEC launches the global wind turbine rotor diameter database as part of its Market Intelligence Platform
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.