CanWEA Operations and Maintenance Summit 2018, Jan 30 to 31, 2018 Toronto, Ontario


Alberta’s Renewable Electricity Program yields lowest-ever price for wind power in Canada

The Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) commends the Alberta Electric System Operator (AESO) and the Government of Alberta for the successful implementation of the first phase of its Renewable Electricity Program (REP), which has resulted in the lowest-ever price for wind energy generation in Canada. As announced, AESO will secure power from three new wind-energy projects representing

Alberta wind industry applauds new Carbon Competitiveness Incentives program

Alberta’s Minister of Environment and Parks recently announced a plan for the adoption of an output-based allocation system for large emitters in Alberta. The plan supports Alberta’s efforts to accelerate the replacement of existing greenhouse gas (GHG) emitting electricity generation with the zero-carbon emitting power of wind energy and other renewable electricity generation. The government has implemented

Wind energy part of viable alternative to British Columbia’s proposed Site C dam

The Canadian Wind Energy Association’s (CanWEA) and the Clean Energy Association of B.C (CEABC) teamed up in 2017 to provide input into the B.C. Utility Commission’s Site C Inquiry. The proposed Site C project is for a large-scale earth fill hydroelectric dam located in northeast British Columbia, seven kilometers southwest of Fort St. John in Canada.

The role of wind power in Ontario’s Long-Term Energy Plan

The Honorable Glenn Thibeault, Ontario’s Minister of Energy, released the updated Long-Term Energy Plan (LTEP), Delivering Fairness and Choice. As part of this plan, the LTEP remains committed to achieving Ontario’s climate goals and forecasts heightened need for electricity supply in the coming years to support the transition to a low-carbon economy. Ontario will need renewable

CanWEA 2017 closes with sights set on the growth of clean energy

Falling costs, an expanding customer base, and growing recognition of the role clean energy will play in building a prosperous economy will drive the wind energy industry’s continued expansion in Canada, business leaders agreed as the Canadian Wind Energy Association’s (CanWEA) 33rd Annual Conference and Exhibition wrapped up at the Palais des congrès de Montréal. Today,

Canadian Wind Energy Assn 33rd annual conference and exhibition – October 3 to 5

CanWEA 2017 is Canada’s largest wind energy conference, attracting close to 1,500 attendees and well over 100 exhibiting companies from around the world.

CanWEA adds O&M and safety categories to its annual achievement awards

The Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) has announced that it will be adding two new awards to its existing line-up of sought after achievements. According to the organization, the growth and maturation in the operations and maintenance (O&M) sector of the wind industry has produced significant advances in how wind farms are managed. O&M improvements are

CanWEA advocates for gender diversity in the electricity industry

The Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA), recently became an Advocate for The Leadership Accord on Gender Diversity in the Canadian electricity industry, an initiative of Electricity Human Resources Canada. According to a blog post by CanWEA’s Director of Media and Communications, Tracy Walden, the decision signals the organization’s commitment to speak about the role of women in the

Another step toward wind-energy exportation in Canada

Editor’s note: This article comes from a blog posting by Jean-Frédérick Legendre, Quebec Regional Director at the Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA). Read his blog here. Over the past year, CanWEA has been actively working to promote wind energy from Quebec and the Maritime provinces in response to opportunities to export to northeastern U.S. markets. This vision