GWEC is a member-based organization that represents the entire wind energy sector. The members of GWEC represent over 1,500 companies, organizations 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.
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. ¹
GWEC’s definitive report to the wind industry, Global Wind Report explores how the industry and policymakers can prepare for the next era of wind energy growth, as the sector rapidly scales up to meet net zero demands.
Key findings from #GWR22 include;
- Nearly 94 GW of new capacity is the second-best year ever for the wind industry
- Europe, Latin America, and Africa & the Middle East had record years for new installations
- The best year ever for offshore wind, with huge numbers in China and growing floating offshore deployment in the UK
- Auctioned capacity was up 153% with 88 GW awarded globally
- CAGR for wind installations for the next five years is 6.6%, which equates to 557 GW forecast installations from 2022-2026
- Despite two years of record numbers, this simply isn’t enough to stay on course for 1.5C and net zero by 2050.
- The current global situation means energy policy is in flux, but new policy initiatives must rapidly increase the trajectory for wind installations for both net zero aims and energy security. ²
As an Associate Sponsor, Kavaken took part in the 2022 report by providing a case study about boosting turbine performance with the help of AI on Global Wind Energy Council's flagship Global Wind Report ‘22.