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GWEC Position Paper | A Global Wind Energy Industry Perspective on Integrating Non-Price Criteria into Auction Frameworks

GWEC is releasing its latest position paper, “A global wind energy industry perspective on integrating non-price criteria into auction frameworks”. This timely publication offers a view of evolving auction strategies and the considerations for non-price criteria (NPC) in wind energy procurement, with a particular focus on guidance for emerging wind markets.

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The local impact of wind energy in the spotlight on Global Wind Day

From niche technology, wind energy is now a global success story. The wind industry provides 260,000 quality high-skilled jobs in Europe. On a global scale, that figure is now 1.15 million. Today is Global Wind Day, an opportunity for citizens around the world to learn more about and show their support for wind power.  It’s also an opportunity for companies to showcase their technologies and contributions to local economic development and job creation at a more grass roots level.

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Vietnam Wind Power: Huge opportunities – Challenges remain

The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) opened its first ever wind power conference in Vietnam today, gathering leading national and international industry players to discuss the development of the sector with government. Vietnam has some of the richest wind resources in Southeast Asia; however, Vietnam’s wind market is still in the early stages with a total capacity of only 197MW. GWEC and its partners also issued an industry statement today focusing on recommendations to address some of the key barriers to unlocking Vietnam’s rich wind energy potential.

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Cost-competitiveness puts wind in front

Today wind power is the most competitively priced technology in many if not most markets worldwide. The emergence of wind/solar hybrids, more sophisticated grid management and increasingly affordable storage begin to paint a picture of what a fully commercial fossil-free power sector will look like.

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