About GWO


North America Committee

The GWO North America Committee was established in 2019 and is responsible for introducing GWO standards to North America.

The committee is attended by current members, in particular major manufacturers and operators from the region such as GE Renewable Energy, Vestas, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy and Enercon, as well as owner operators including Ørsted, Acciona Energia and RWE Renewables.

The GWO North America Committee's objectives are:

  1. Promote adoption of GWO in North America
  2. Align GWO Standards with any regulatory requirements or practices prevalent or in development in the North American market
  3. Drive and oversee special initiatives to support the above

Representation on the GWO North America Committee is reserved for employees of Leading Member Companies, according to the GWO Articles of Association.

Wesley Witt

Wesley Witt

Chair, GWO North America Committee
Senior Vice President of Health, Safety, Security and Environmental, RWE Renewables Americas
Wes is an experienced HSE professional and has been in his role at RWE since 2022. Wes earned his bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in safety, security and emergency management from Eastern Kentucky University.
Edward Chargualaf

Edward Chargualaf

Member of the GWO Board of Directors, North America Committee
Senior Director, Avangrid
Edward joined Avangrid in July 2023 as the Senior Director for Environmental Health & Safety for North America, which operates in 23 states throughout the nation. He has responsibility for onshore, offshore and solar assets, and sits on the Global HSE board for Iberdrola group, coordinating with the parent company and sister company Scottish Power.