The Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) and Hannover Fairs USA have announced that Siemens is the lead sponsor of CanWEA’s new “Innovation Zone” – a platform that will provide a showcase for cutting edge technologies in partnership with the research community, industry leaders and start-ups. The 30th annual CanWEA exhibition and conference will be held from October 27 to 29, 2014, in Montreal, Quebec.
As the lead sponsor of the Innovation Zone, Siemens is demonstrating its ongoing enthusiasm for the Canadian wind energy industry. Innovation Zone attendees will learn about energy storage and smart grid technology, hybrid generation (wind-diesel, wind-solar, wind-natural gas) and solutions for operations in cold climate. “We are proud to sponsor the Innovation Zone at CanWEA, which reaffirms Siemens’ commitment to innovation, technology and sustainable energy management,” said Gregory Thrasher, Manager Sales & Strategy at Siemens.
“While wind energy is now a mainstream power source, technological innovation continues to improve the cost-competitiveness of wind energy and open up new markets for wind energy technology. The innovation zone will let delegates see demonstrations of equipment currently operating in the field and learn about prototypes in development and research projects across the country,” said Robert Hornung, CanWEA President. “We are excited to partner with Siemens to offer the Innovation Zone to this year’s attendees. It will be a vital learning experience that will bring together in one area companies at the forefront of innovation and CanWEA attendees.”
As part of its sponsorship of the Innovation Zone and the CanWEA 2014 exhibition and conference overall, Siemens will demonstrate its latest wind energy technology and solutions, including its D3-platform wind turbine generators that provide a higher yield and lower manufacturing costs of wind power and its new generation of rotor blades that provide higher energy yields over a longer life span. Several company executives will speak at the CanWEA 2014 conference on the topics of Emerging Challenges & Opportunities in Global Wind Energy Development, Energy Storage and Operations & Maintenance.