WADE is a non-profit research and advocacy organization that was established in June 2002 to accelerate the worldwide deployment of decentralized energy
(DE) systems. National cogeneration and DE organizations, DE companies and providers, as well as a range of national governments now back WADE. In total,
WADE's direct and indirect membership support includes over 200 corporations around the world. It is the worldwide representative organization for those
parties seeking the economic and environmental benefits of decentralized energy (DE) generation - including high efficiency cogeneration (also known as
combined heat and power, CHP) and decentralized renewable energy technologies.