The facts are clear: Canada is the world’s 9th largest producer of wind energy. Nearly 13,000 Canadians are employed in this growing industry that supplies 2.3% of Canada’s electricity demand. And by 2025, Canada expects that wind energy will supply 20% of its energy needs. Canada enjoyed a record 2011 – adding approximately 1,267 MW of new wind energy capacity to provincial grids – by commissioning projects across Canada, in provinces such as Alberta, British Columbia, and Saskatchewan. .
Against this backdrop, Canada is building on its large international presence at last year’s WindPower conference. This year, the country will send more than 30 Canadian companies, trade organizations, and governments. Canada’s Trade Commissioner Service, Canada Wind Energy Association, TechnoCentre éolien and the Ontario Clean Energy Alliance will partner in a number of conference events. Each event will provide information about the Canada’s commitment to maintaining and strengthening its position in the global wind market.