The study, Working for Green Britain Volume II, suggests a "high-growth scenario" where 51.8GW of installed wind capacity supports 115,000 full-time employees in the UK, including those working in the supply chain, representing 88,000 more jobs in 2021 than in 2010.
But it also warns of a "low-growth scenario" of just 25.7GW of wind capacity supporting 44,000 jobs. Inhibitors to the more optimistic scenario would be lacking financial incentives and protracted regulatory uncertainty, alongside a continuing shortage of skills.
The report says the UK's wind-energy skills shortage needs "to be plugged". Tim Balcon, CEO of training support organisation Energy & Utility Skills, said: "No one organisation or company can achieve this on its own."