GWO implemented changes at the end of 2019 to support exponential growth in the number of delegates and certifications worldwide.
As a result, two principal changes have impacted the purchase of WINDA credits for training providers: GWO's alignment with the UN Human Development Index (UN HDI) for the price of credits and the redistribution of transaction fees for credit card payments.
Accepting credit card payments is an industry standard and we are happy to accept a range of payment options. However, the transaction fee for credit card payment is no longer included in the price of WINDA credits, instead it is added on top of the transaction total.
This too is a global industry standard practice and the charges are made according to your card issuer's own policies. As such we request that you review your card issuer’s terms and conditions.
The change has been made for administrative purposes. Training providers will still achieve a net discount in 2020 on WINDA credits following the indexation of charges with the UN HDI.
By aligning our fees with the UN HDI, GWO can charge training providers a more appropriate fee, reflecting a globally recognised model. As ever, all GWO income is reinvested by to manage operations and pursue our mission of creating an injury-free working environment.
Those wishing to purchase 500 or more WINDA credits and receive an invoice, please write to firstname.lastname@example.org, including your company name, VAT number, Purchase Number (if required) and desired number of credits. You are welcome to place an order in advance of registering for your Training Provider account.
The following credit cards are accepted in WINDA.
Eleven Board members elected with John Barrie, Vestas as chair supported by Eloy Jauregui, Acciona as Vice-Chair
New member Ocean Winds will bring its international expertise to GWO, as they work together to strive for an injury free work environment in the offshore wind industry. Ocean Winds’ 15 offshore wind projects in 7 countries and across three continents are expected to push up demand for standardised training.
🔹2022 Annual Report shows 21% increase in GWO Active Workforce 🔹104 new training providers certified as network expands 🔹153 existing training providers broaden their GWO standards portfolio certification
• Global specialist offshore wind business Corio Generation joins as leading member • Corio's growing global windfarm portfolio will increase demand for standardised training
Global Wind Organisation is delighted to announce that Energy Ireland, as the promoting organisation for Green Tech Skillnet, will be adopting the new GWO Entry Level Framework for their award-winning Skills Connect Wind Turbine Technician Programme.
One of the defining characteristics of northeastern Brazil’s status as a prime location for wind farms is also causing problems in recruiting local talent. Now, thanks to a new programme called ‘Keep it Local’ 25 residents of Caiçara do Rio do Vento are being trained in GWO Basic Safety Training (BST) and are on the pathway to begin new careers in wind.