Our Vision

GWEC’s South East Asia Task Force objective is to unlock the potential policy of SEA countries and to promote wind energy in a programmatic manner to ensure large-scale deployment. Chaired by  Mark Hutchinson, the Task Force is made up of major developments, investors and OEMs that will give the necessary push for South East Asia countries to reach its vast potential for producing wind energy

Furthermore, the Task Force will focus on offshore work by pushing for government awareness of policy needs in the offshore sector, as well as working with different agencies on capacity building for offshore policy and planning at both central and local government levels and other stakeholders related to the infrastructure of the offshore projects.

Current Projects

  • Handbook for Wind Development/ Policy Toolkit: GWEC together with the task force members is developing a stakeholder engagement toolbox, the Wind Development Handbook in SEA. This handbook is to provide insights and knowledge on wind energy to be used in targeted stakeholder engagements with politicians and decision-makers in the SEA markets.
  • True Cost of Coal Campaign: In many Asian markets, wind energy is already cheap and can compete with fossil fuels, but wind energy can stagnate in Asian markets due to inequalities in market access and procurement processes. The scope of the work is to provide SEA-focused and country-specific analysis on the cost competitiveness and market conditions, providing insights on the overall economy to highlight how the growth of renewables is obstructed.
  • Variety of country specific project across SEA


  • White Paper on Offshore Development in Vietnam and will invite companies to endorse it. This White Paper will be used as the basis policy document for talking to the Vietnamese government on offshore policy issues. A lot of the elements will be further elaborated in the future.
  • GWEC will jointly work with Vietnam Energy Partner Group (VEPG) by joining their working meeting in September to ask them to endorse offshore as a priority area for the future.
  • Building new partners which include other government agencies, embassies, and chambers. We are in discussion with various agencies to see if there are opportunities for collaboration on the offshore policy
  • Position Paper on Post 2021 scheme: Through this industry position paper on the post-2021 scheme that we are crafting, we are calling for an extension of the FIT and a transition period to fit before it kicks into a full auction scheme.


  • GWEC will lend support to the Thailand Wind Energy Association with our market insights and position papers and participate in their discussions to better learn the Thailand wind market.
  • A white paper on the cost of wind in comparison with other fossil fuel energy sources.


  • Working closely with our partner - DREAM, To better position GWEC in the Philippines wind market. We shall support their work and provide capacity building workshops whenever needed. ​


  • True Cost of Coal Campaign
  • SEA Handbook
  • Further identifying policy and government relation engagements


Latest Updates

Wind industry calls for additional 7 GW of wind energy to be installed in Thailand by 2037

Today, the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), Thailand Wind Energy Association (ThaiWEA) and United States Agency for International Development (USAID) joined forces in Bangkok to hold the first Thailand Wind Energy Roundtable. This roundtable discussion brought together Thai government stakeholders and industry players active in the region to constructively discuss how to strengthen onshore wind development in Thailand. With 1.5 GW of onshore wind already installed, the country has a technical potential of 13-17 GW which could be developed by increasing target ambitions and support schemes for wind energy in Thailand’s Power Development Plan (PDP).

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GWEC launches Policy Pulse on Vietnam as part of its Market Intelligence Platform

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 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 population of 96.7 million people and steady economic growth. But its development roadmap, outlined by the National Power Development Plan 7, is currently dependent on coal power. Coal is primed to supply more than half of the country’s power by 2030, leaving Vietnam vulnerable to commercial volatility, climatic risks and political headwinds from trading and development partners.

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GWEC and regional partners to accelerate wind energy growth in South East Asia through new cooperation

The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) has signed a series of three MOUs with regional partners in Singapore, in order to support and accelerate the growth of wind energy in South East Asia, with a focus on Vietnam and Thailand. The agreements were signed with: Sustainable Energy Association of Singapore (SEAS); Binh Thuan Wind Energy Association (BWEA); and Thai Wind Energy Association (ThaiWEA).

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Liming Qiao

Asia Director

Mark Hutchinson

Chair of South East Asia Taskforce
Vice President, Head of APAC Power & Renewables Consulting at Wood Mackenzie


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