GWEC Released Report Titled “Global Wind Workforce Outlook 2021-2025”

Global Wind Energy Council released the report “Global Wind Workforce Outlook 2021-2025” with a focus on the job market and workforce needs in the wind energy sector.

The report highlights the increase of job opportunities across the supply chain with the increase in the global wind industry.

  • The report is the global forecast for the training needs which also examines the training needs of 10 countries: Brazil, India, Vietnam, Japan, USA, China, South Africa, Mexico, Saudi Arabia and Morocco.
  • The Global Wind Organization (GWO) partnered with the GWEC to highlight the importance of safety, training, and job creation to power wind energy deployment and the global energy transition.

About the report:

i.The training needs in the target countries comprise 70% of the global wind energy workers requiring training over the next five years.

ii.The report states that around 77,000 trained people will be required to build and operate the projected installations in the six target markets by 2024.

iii.The new study by GWEC, GWO, and Renewables Consulting Group (RCG) suggests that more than 480,000 trained workers meeting GWO standards will be needed to construct, install, operate, and maintain the world’s onshore and offshore wind energy fleet that will be installed between 2021 and 2025.

iv.The 10 target countries require around 340,000 human resources personnel.

v.The GWO training market supports the training of 150000 workers by the end of 2021 which is estimated to increase to 200000 by 2022.

vi.The wind energy sector is expected to install 348 GW of new capacity and grow at a compounded annual rate of 8.5% between 2020 and 2024.

vii.GWEC estimates that the sector would need 280,000 more trained workers in the next five years.

India’s wind market growth outlook:

i.India remains one of the top markets globally for onshore wind with 38.6 GW of capacity.

ii.India is expected to install over 20GW of additional capacity in the next 5 years. This includes the first 100MW of offshore wind by the middle of the decade.

iii.The government targets a to 40% renewable energy share in the power mix by 2030, including 140 GW of onshore and offshore wind capacity.

iv.In 2020 India has installed around 1.2GW of wind energy due to challenges around grid availability, land allocation and power sale agreement signings.

Recent Related News:

According to the Council on Energy, Environment and Water-Centre for Energy Finance (CEEW-CEF)  Market Handbook  2020-21 (Annual Issue), India added 12.1 GigaWatt (GW) power generation capacity in 2020-21, of which 7.7 GW was from renewable energy sources (64%), followed by coal/lignite (3.9 GW) segment.

  • The share of Renewable Energy (RE) in the overall energy sector in 2020 was 10.1 %, up from 9.4% in FY 2020.

About Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC):

Chairman– Morten Dyrholm
CEO– Ben Backwell
Secretariat– Brussels, Belgium.





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