Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC)


Name of initiative Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC)
LPAA initiative No
NAZCA Initiative No
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Starting year 2005
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Secretariat The Secretariat is based at the Wind Power House in Brussels:

Mailing address: 80 Rue d’Arlon, 1040 Brussels, Belgium, Phone: +32 2213 1897, Email:

Organisational structure
Geographical coverage Global
Name of lead organisation GWEC
Type of lead organisation Network/Consortium/Partnership
Location/Nationality of lead organisation Belgium


Description Global wind energy trade association. Members are both national wind industry associations and companies working in the industry.
Objectives 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 70 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.

Activities GWEC and its members are active all over the world, educating local and national governments and international agencies about the benefits of wind power.
One or two success stories achieved

Monitoring and Impacts

Function of initiative Political dialogue, Technical dialogue
Activity of initiative Advocacy, Knowledge dissemination and exchange, Knowledge production and innovation, Awareness raising and outreach
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Participants Number Names
Members 1500  
Companies 1500 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
Business organisations 0
Research and educational organisations 0
Non-governmental organisations 0
National states 0
Governmental actors 0
Regional / state / county actors 0
City / municipal actors 0
Intergovernmental organisations 0
Financial Institutions 0
Faith based organisations 0
Other members 0
Supporting partners 0 Funded by membership fees from our company and association members
Number of members in the years
Have only national states as participators No


Transport Agriculture Forestry Business Financial institutions Buildings Industry Waste Cities and subnational governments Short Term Pollutants International maritime transport Energy Supply Fluorinated gases Energy efficiency Renewable energy Supply chain emission reductions Adaptation Other Resilience Innovation Energy Access and Efficiency Private Finance
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Last update: 8 April 2022 13:03:49

Not only have national states as participators