December 9, 2021

Enel Green Power Joins Global Wind Organisation

Enel Green Power (Enel) has today joined Global Wind Organisation, accelerating the industry’s global effort to strive towards an injury free working environment.

• Leading renewable energy operator commits to GWO Standards

• Five of top fifteen wind asset owners are now GWO members, with 70GW of cumulative installed capacity**

Enel Green Power (Enel) has today joined Global Wind Organisation, accelerating the industry’s global effort to strive towards an injury free working environment.

With 13.24GW* of wind energy installed and a significant footprint in key markets across Europe, the Americas, Asia, Africa and Oceania, Enel will commit to using GWO standards for its workforce where appropriate  and will contribute directly to their development going forward.

GWO members like Enel collaborate to develop and set minimum standards for safety and technical training. The training is delivered by a fast-growing network of more than 440 independent certified training providers in 47 countries around the world. 120,000 people have a valid GWO training record today.

Valter Moro, Head of HSEQ, Global Power Generation at Enel, said:

Our organisation is pleased to be taking up GWO membership. As a global leader in renewable energy with more than 1,200 power plants on five continents, Enel Green Power recognises the importance of setting high standards for health and safety training. We know that the global harmonisation of training adds value and brings simplicity, so we want to work with GWO to raise global health and safety standards.

Paul Robbins, Chairman of Global Wind Organisation’s Executive Committee and Chief H&S Specialist at Vestas, said:

When any member joins GWO it is a great news story for the safety of our workforce. When an organisation as significant as Enel Green Power joins, the effect can be multiplied. Their global footprint and responsibility as a safety leader for thousands of workers means that the use and recognition of industry safety standards can accelerate. We look forward to supporting them in reaching our collective goals of creating a safer and more productive workforce in wind.

About Enel Green Power

Enel Green Power, within the Enel Group, is dedicated to the development and operation of renewables across the world, with a presence in Europe, the Americas, Asia, Africa and Oceania. Enel Green Power is a global leader in the green energy sector with an installed capacity of around 47.5 GW across a generation mix that includes wind, solar, geothermal and hydropower, and is at the forefront of integrating innovative technologies into renewable power plants.

*Source: 30th September 2021

** Source: Global Wind Energy Council Windsights Asset Owner Report November 2021 – top 15 Asset Owners 2020. GWO Member companies: Acciona (Spain), RWE Renewables (Germany), Enel Green Power (Italy), CGN Power Group (China) and Iberdrola (Spain) had a combined owned capacity of 70GW.

About GWO

GWO is a non-profit group of wind turbine owners and wind turbine manufacturers, committed to the creation and adoption of standardized safety training and emergency procedures.

Independent training providers are delivering GWO-certified training to technicians and students worldwide. There are currently nine GWO training standards, containing a total of 24 modules. For more information on GWO standards, visit this page.

Training records are created when a GWO standard course is passed and completed by a person. These records are uploaded and stored in the GWO WINDA database, allowing workers to transfer their skills to new employers, reducing frictional costs and eliminating retraining of basic skills.

GWO member companies

Acciona, Avangrid, CGN Wind Power, CRRC, Cubico Sustainable Investments, Enel Green Power, Enercon, Envision, Equinor, GE Renewable Energy, Goldwind, Iberdrola, The Nordex Group, Ørsted, RWE Renewables, Shanghai Electric, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, SSE, Vattenfall and Vestas.