What is the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC)?

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Overview:

The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), in its latest report, said that India can emerge as a major player in the wind energy sector if facilitative policy measures are put in place.

About Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC):

  • It is a member-based trade association that represents the entire wind energy sector.
  • It was established in 2005 to provide a credible and representative forum for the entire wind energy sector at an international level.
  • 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, and finance and insurance companies.
  • Headquarters:  Brussels, Belgium.
  • Mission: To promote the development and deployment of wind power as a sustainable and cost-effective source of energy.
  • The GWEC conducts research, provides market intelligence, and advocates for policies that support the growth of wind energy.
  • It also organizes events and conferences to bring together stakeholders from around the world to discuss key issues in the industry.
  • Reports published: Global Wind Report

 


Q1) Which state is the largest producer of wind energy in India?

Tamil Nadu  is the largest producer of wind energy in India, with an annual wind power output of around 9,000 MW per annum. Gujarat comes second within India’s wind power generation hierarchy.

Source: India needs to back its wind energy ambitions with investment: Global Wind Energy Council