From The Regional Committees , North America

Kristy Abel, Kristy Abel, Chair GWO North America Committee, Director of Environmental, Health & Safety for Avangrid

2021 was a year of significant growth and momentum for GWO training in North America.  Since the end of 2020, we added five new training providers and had about twice as many GWO training participants.  In addition, we gained considerable traction in the US with several renewable energy companies either considering or moving ahead and implementing GWO training for their own staff; including Vestas USA meriting over 2000 technicians.  We are also strengthening our relationship with American Clean Power by collaborating with their safety and training committees; in an effort to establish a synergy between ACP’s training standards efforts and the GWO training framework.  With these strategic movements we are anticipating continued growth and acceptance of GWO training in the region in 2022 and beyond.  

The current industry forecasts are calling for 30GW+ of new installations over the next several years creating an immense opportunity to position GWO as the industry standard for training; and helping to secure a safe and sustainable workforce that can meet the industry’s growth demands well into the future.