WWEA was founded in 2001 and works for a transformation of the world energy system towards 100 % renewable energy, with wind energy as one cornerstone. WWEA advises national governments and international organisations, WWEA is a communication platform for its members and WWEA enhances technology transfer.
Currently WWEA has more than 600 direct members and represents the wind sector from 106 countries on all continents. The WWEA members include national wind energy associations as well as companies, scientific institutions and public bodies. WWEA’s member association have more than 50 mil members.
WWEA is governed by board comprising members from all continents. The President is Hon. Peter Rae AO (Australia), he daily management is done by the Secretary General Stefan Gsänger, the WWEA Head Office is based in Bonn (Germany).
WWEA is co-founder of the International Renewable Energy Alliance, of the Global100% Renewable Energy Platform as well as of REN21 and has Special Consultative Status at the United Nations.
WWEA publishes annual statistics on wind power and small wind and numerous other studies and reports analysing wind power deployment around the world.