Wind energy

IECRE Sector


Working Groups, Stakeholder Groups & Task Forces

Terms of reference
Manufacturing Surveillance

Improvement of the manufacturing surveillance process in order to incorporate it in the revision of OD-502

Rules of Procedure
  • to develop draft Rules of Procedure for consideration by the WE-OMC,
  • to develop necessary OD and technical guidance documents for qualification of CBs and TLs,
  • to transition IEC 61400-22 into IECRE including splitting the document into technical requirements and conformity assessment process(es).

To develop a 5 year business plan for submission to the REMC, which will be updated annually.

Certification Bodies
  • harmonisation of requirements for the certification process;
  • limiting/reducing national differences;
  • interpretation of technical requirements;
  • transition rules when moving from OD-501 to the new set-up;
  • mutual recognition;
  • improvement of the certification process based on a broad stakeholder input;
  • development and maintenance of the relevant Operational Documents (ODs) for WE-OMC consideration;
  • identification of additional technical requirements necessary to operate the IECRE WE Schemes; and
  • identification of additional certification schemes/services required to support the WE sector.
Test Laboratories
  • To facilitate harmonized interpretations of testing requirements to global acceptance of test results (i.e. through proficiency testing)
  • To develop necessary Operational Document (OD) for peer assessment of TLs,
  • To give input to the relevant working groups under IECRE Wind
  • To participate in developing a common reporting format for competence areas defined in the IECRE Wind RoP
  • To suggest clarifications regarding TC88 measurement standards
  • To comment on clarification sheets relevant to Test Labs
  • To Represent the interests of the Stakeholder Group members
  • To Request & Comment on Clarification Sheets
  • To facilitate the dialogue between Stakeholder Groups within the IECRE Wind Sector
End users
The WE-OMC End User Working Group (SG553) shall be open to stakeholders utilizing the WE-OMC certification schemes who are not involved in testing or manufacturing of wind energy equipment. The SG553 shall focus on issues that provide value to stakeholders within the sector. SG553 stakeholders include: Wind developers, owners, operators, service providers, insurers, financiers, land-owners, authorities having jurisdiction (AHJs), and Agents (e.g. Consultants) acting on the behalf of the aforementioned. In reporting to the WE-OMC, the duties of SG553 are to operate as a stakeholder committee to support the scheme to serve market needs, to build trust and in addition to the Terms of Reference of the WE-OMC, shall:
  • Promote mutual recognition of IEC certificates, test reports, and other documents produced through the scheme;
  • Voice the requirements of the End Users for the certification system;
  • Clarify Market Requirements for the certification process;
  • Provide recommendation to the system to ensure competitive Levelized Cost Of Energy (LCOE) for wind;
  • Encourage improvements in safety and reliability;
  • Be an advocate for the system.
Small Wind
  • to provide a voice and mechanism for broad stakeholder input to the conformity assessment process of small wind turbine (SWT) systems, ensuring visibility of issues unique to SWT;
  • to make recommendations to the WE-OMC and develop the necessary Operational Documents (ODs) regarding the design, testing, certification, and labeling of SWT;
  • to ensure that the understanding of international standards are uniform and relevant to SWT stakeholders; and,
  • to promote global harmonization of SWT certification schemes.