The Wirtschaftsverband Windkraftwerke e.V. (WVW) was founded in 1996 as an association of operators of wind farms and individual systems in order to secure the economic interests of its members. He is particularly committed to the retention and improvement of the EEG and the design of the energy law framework in favor of renewable energies. The association, which is based in Hanover and has an office in Cuxhaven, currently has over 100 planning and operating companies.