The World Wind Organization (GWO) and the World Wind Energy Council (GWEC) have signed a partnership agreement to highlight the importance of safety, training and job creation to drive wind power development and transition global energy.
Wind power currently provides 1.2 million jobs worldwide, according to the 2019 Annual Review of Renewable Energy Jobs and Employment, and the potential for job creation increases as new land and sea wind markets develop worldwide.
The wind energy industry is a great opportunity for countries to create highly skilled local jobs to drive economic growth and achieve their Paris Agreement goals.
PRESS RELEASE – November 27, 2019, Copenhagen – The World Wind Organization (GWO) and the World Wind Energy Council (GWEC) have partnered to ensure that the wind industry creates sufficient levels of skills, safety, techniques and other Essential areas to drive the development of wind energy and meet the huge increase in jobs needed to meet the global energy transition.
The two organizations have signed a memorandum of understanding to take advantage of shared resources, including unique data sets, analytical and forecasting capabilities, which will provide valuable information to all stakeholders in the wind industry.
GWO CEO Jakob Lau Holst: “Outlook and Forecast”
Jakob Lau Holst, CEO of Global Wind Organization, explains: “The GWO Wind Industry Database (WINDA) contains the most comprehensive set of workforce training information in the world. Almost 90,000 people are now trained under the GWO standard at centers in more than 40 countries.
“To support demand in new markets, the industry needs knowledge, forecast and analysis. Therefore we are working with GWEC, together with which we can provide a powerful new proposal for investors, policy makers, OEMs and other stakeholders. ”
GWEC CEO Ben Backwell “Collaboration is a first step”
Ben Backwell, CEO of the World Wind Energy Council, added: “The wind energy industry has already created 1.2 million jobs worldwide according to IRENA, and this number will continue to grow as demand for wind energy increases. with the global energy transition. We want to help the market answer challenging questions about where more jobs will be needed to meet demand, and describe what training will be required to develop a knowledgeable and sustainable workforce to literally build tomorrow’s wind markets.
“This collaboration is the first step in helping to produce a coherent roadmap for wind energy jobs in the future global energy system, helping emerging markets benefit from high-quality local job creation to contribute to an economy. prosperous green. “
The first result of the collaboration will see GWO and GWEC produce a report on job creation and workforce training needs in global offshore wind markets, to be released in the second quarter of 2020.