GWO has adopted new statutes to maintain efficient governance while we grow our global membership of wind turbine manufacturers and owners.
All members will meet twice a year in a General Assembly in March or April, and a strategy session in September/October. In these sessions, the members will formally agree on work plans for coming years and will elect Chairs of the Association and the Committees.
The new structure establishes an Executive Committee to oversee the operational aspects of the association work and to ensure coordination between the committees. TheExCo will have a chair and two vice chairs at the helm. These roles last for two years, with the vice chair terms overlapping. Chairs of the Committee will be represented in the ExCo as ordinary members.
The Training Committee will continue to drive standardization work and prepare decisions on reviews of new standards going forward.
The Audit and Compliance Committee will continue to drive improved governance and quality assurance of the training provider network, as well as performing a compliance function for the association.
Regional Committees shall be created in key markets, to promote recognition of GWO standards in these regions, and to ensure that the global standards align and can co-exist with regional and national legal requirements.
The first General Assembly will take place in Bilbao on 4th April. GWO will elect its new Executive Committee and make announcements in due course.
October 4th will be a special day as our community of safety and training in wind energy gathers in person for an all-new event in Copenhagen.
Throughout the global COVID-19 pandemic, the GWO Audit & Compliance committee has issued advisory notes communicating agreed advice, guidance and exemptions from our regular governance (requirements and standards).
Global Wind Organisation (GWO) and the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) have signed a two-year partnership agreement to highlight the importance of safety, training and job creation to power wind energy development and the global energy transition. The wind energy industry is a major opportunity for countries to create high-skilled, local jobs to boost economic growth and reach their Paris Agreement goals.
The taxonomy establishes a transparent and coherent framework to describe safety training characteristics, allowing for a better understanding of “what good training looks like”.
The modules are reviewed in response to feedback from GWO members and 2020 workplace data from G+ which places manual handling incidents in the top three most reported injury processes.