Membership

Benefits of Participation


IEA Wind membership multiplies the work of national efforts with information exchange and joint research and development projects.

The Strategic Plan goal is “...to stimulate co-operation on wind energy research and development and to provide high quality information and analysis to member governments and commercial sector leaders by addressing technology development and deployment and its benefits, markets, and policy instruments.”

Cooperative research and information sharing also accelerate the pace of technology development, promote standardization through recommended practices, and save time and money in national research programs. The following two documents provide more detail about current activities and accomplishments.

IEA Wind Membership


The IEA Wind TCP is a membership-based organization. The TCP accommodates collaboration among different entities, such as government institutions, universities, utilities, and private companies.

Together, these member countries and sponsors
multiply the work of national efforts with information exchange and joint research and development projects. These activities stimulate co-operation on wind energy research and development and provide high quality information and analysis to member governments and commercial sector leaders. Co-operative research and information sharing also accelerates the pace of technology development, promotes standardization (through Recommended Practices), and saves time and money in national research programs.

Membership is open to any country or institution with an active wind energy program, and prospective members are encouraged to join by following these procedures:

How To Join


  • Have a representative from your country to attend an Executive Committee (ExCo) meeting and present an overview of wind energy research, development, and deployment activities in your country. This gives your organization first-hand information about the information sharing and cooperative research opportunities offered by joining IEA Wind.
  • Following your presentation, the IEA Wind ExCo will vote to invite your country to participate. This vote can take place at the meeting or be conducted by email ballot between meetings.
  • Once the ExCo has officially invited your country to join, your government needs to send a letter to the Executive Director of the IEA, indicating that it accepts the invitation. This letter also designates an organization to be the contracting party to the agreement. There are 2 options here:
Option A:
The government decides to participate as a contracting party in its own name and on its own behalf. In this case, the government's letter to the Executive Director of the IEA should stipulate:

  1. That the Government wishes to join the Implementing Agreement and accepts all terms and conditions of its participation as a Contracting Party, (attend meetings, participate in at least one annex, and pay fees to the Common Fund.)
  2. The Research Tasks in which it will participate
  3. The person who will sign the Implementing Agreement (with full contact details)
  4. Who will be the ExCo Member and the ExCo Alternate Member (with full contact details)
Option B:
The government wishes to designate another entity to participate in the Agreement as a contracting party, and such entity is not a government body (i.e. a company, a university, or private research institute). In this case, the government will need to send a letter to the Executive Director of the IEA informing him that it has designated such entity as a contracting party for and on behalf of the government. The designated entity will also need to send an official letter to the Executive Director of the IEA, indicating:

  1. That it was designated by the Government to join the Agreement
  2. The Research Tasks in which it will participate
  3. The person who will sign the IA (with full contact details)
  4. The ExCo Member and the ExCo Alternate Member (with full contact details)
A form letter for this correspondence is provided by the IEA Secretariat with your invitation.

  • Once the letter(s) are received by the IEA, they will arrange for signature of the Agreement by sending a "signature page" together with a copy of the latest version of the Implementing Agreement text to the official signatory authority, who will be requested to sign it and return it to the IEA.
These instructions are also available for download here. Throughout this process, the IEA Wind Secretariat and the legal staff at IEA will work to make this process as smooth and speedy as possible.

If you have any questions, please contact:

IEA Wind Secretariat
Cezanne Murphy-Levesque
cezanne@ieawind.org