October 18, 2023

Northland Power joins Global Wind Organisation

‍• Northland Power’s 16GW offshore wind projects in construction and various stages of development globally are expected to push up demand for standardised training.

PRESS RELEASE – 19 October 2023, Copenhagen

Global Wind Organisation (GWO), the not-for-profit body representing wind power owners and manufacturers, is pleased to announce Northland Power as its newest Leading Member today.

Northland Power operates both onshore and offshore wind facilities in Canada and Europe, with a total annual production of more than 5,000 GWh. Northland is also developing Hai Long, an offshore wind project in Taiwan, which has a capacity of 1,022 MW and the Baltic Power offshore wind project in Poland with a capacity of 1,140 MW. In New York state, the company is currently constructing two onshore wind projects, Ball Hill and Bluestone with a total combined capacity of 220 MW with commercial operations expected in 2023.

With Northland Power now a leading member of GWO, Jakob Nielsen the company’s Global Head of HSE will join the organisation’s General Assembly to provide input and expertise for the continuous development of GWO's strategy and work programmes.

“On behalf of Northland Power, I am delighted to join GWO,” explained Jakob Nielsen “The safety of our workforce is essential, and membership gives us a platform to provide input and influence on safety and technical training standards as they are developed and deployed across the industry.”

Jakob Lau Holst CEO of Global Wind Organisation added: “I am proud to welcome Northland Power to the GWO membership, which now includes 27 of the world’s largest manufacturers and owners of wind turbines. Northland is a truly global player, with a strong role in several key markets that complement the mix of projects owned by other GWO member companies. We are very happy to have them join the group and offer fresh ideas into our growing General Assembly."

About Northland Power

Northland Power is a global power producer dedicated to helping the clean energy transition by producing electricity from clean renewable resources. Founded in 1987, Northland has a long history of developing, building, owning and operating clean and green power infrastructure assets and is a global leader in offshore wind. In addition, Northland owns and manages a diversified generation mix including onshore renewables, efficient natural gas energy, as well as supplying energy through a regulated utility.

Headquartered in Toronto, Canada, with global offices in eight countries, Northland owns or has an economic interest in approximately 3.2 GW (net 2.7 GW) of operating capacity. The Company also has a significant inventory of projects in construction and in various stages of development encompassing approximately 16 GW of potential capacity.

Publicly traded since 1997, Northland's common shares, Series 1 and Series 2 preferred shares trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbols NPI, NPI.PR.A and NPI.PR.B, respectively.

More information: https://www.northlandpower.com/en/assets-and-infrastructure/wind.aspx

Media contact: Mr. Victor Gravili, Global Head of Brand & Integrated Communications -  communications@northlandpower.com

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 deliver GWO-certified training to technicians and students worldwide. 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 to the GWO WINDA database

GWO member companies

Acciona Energia, Avangrid, CGN Wind Power, CORIO Generation, CRRC, Dominion Energy, ENERCON, Envision, Equinor, Eurus Energy, GE Renewable Energy, Goldwind, Iberdrola, The Nordex Group, Northland Power, Ocean Winds, Ørsted, RWE Renewables, Shanghai Electric, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, SSE, Vattenfall and Vestas.