The object of the Association shall be to serve the needs of the organisations active in the European wind sector by providing the necessary stable regulatory frameworks.
EWEA aims to:
strengthen the development of wind energy markets and technology in Europe and worldwide in order to allow wind energy to achieve its full potential and contribute to a sustainable energy future;
act as the central network on wind energy issues for its members and stimulate interaction with wider constituencies;
promote, through the joint efforts of its members, the best interests of the wind energy sector and act as the single voice of the wind industry;
With its portfolio of membership services and benefits, EWEA supports the development of its members in the European wind industry.
Who are EWEA's members?
EWEA's membership base is composed of 700 corporations, associations and research and academic institutions from more than 50 countries, active in the every part of the sector's supply chain.
What does EWEA membership imply?
Investing in wind should be a long-term commitment. As part of the largest network in the wind sector, EWEA members are committed to play an active role in EWEA's activities and during EWEA's events.
How can I apply for EWEA membership?
To join, simply complete and sign the membership contract and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org. You will be contacted by our membership staff in order to provide more information about EWEA's activities and services and learn more about your expectations with respect to EWEA membership.
How are EWEA membership fees calculated?
Membership fees are categorised according to the members turnover in the wind energy sector at a global level in the year prior to the signing of the membership contract, starting from as low as €1,690 per year for private companies and €675 per year for associations. Membership fees are indexed on an annual basis, following a decision by the EWEA Board and based on the Belgian Consumer price Index, www.bnb.be. The 2013 indexation was 2.24%.
How long does EWEA membership last?
After the signature and submission of the membership contract to EWEA (and upon approval of the EWEA Board), membership is retained for at least 12 calendar months from the date of signature. Membership is renewed, and an invoice issued, automatically at the beginning of each year, unless it is cancelled in writing by registered letter before 30 September (3 months prior to the annual renewal date).
What is the supervisory board?
The supervisory board consists of seven members who are appointed by the Board of Directors and the Chief Executive Officer of EWEA. The Supervisory Board meets at least once a month in person or by telephone conference.
What is the function of the Supervisory Board?
Its power is to:
advise the Chief Executive Officer of EWEA and ensure that important management decisions can be adopted within a short period of time;
supervise the execution of the business plan as approved by the Board of Directors;
decide on the acceptance of new members. An application for membership shall be accepted if it is unanimously approved by the Supervisory Board.
Can individuals become EWEA members?
Only if they have made an outstanding contribution to wind energy and are invited by the Board of Directors.
EWEA is the voice of the wind industry, actively promoting wind power in Europe and worldwide. It has over 700 members from almost 60 countries making EWEA the world's largest and most powerful wind energy network.