In collaboration with the Wind Energy Cluster, the TechnoCentre éolien (TCE) is accompanying a delegation of 10 Quebec-based companies as part of a trade mission that will take place in Calgary this week at the Canadian Wind Energy Association’s (CanWEA) Annual Conference and Exhibition.
TCE is sharing its expertise with companies within the wind sector to help develop the export market.
“There is currently substantial dynamism in western Canada,” said Dave Lavoie, Director of the Wind Energy Cluster. “For example, the Alberta market holds great potential for wind energy companies since the provincial government intends to deploy approximately 4,100 MW of renewable energy by 2030 − which translates into roughly 300 MW a year.”
He added:”We are accompanying the delegation to solicit potential clients, notably by organizing private business meetings.”
Quebec-based companies participating in this mission are well suited to succeed outside the province. These enterprises demonstrate innovation and boast proven expertise. While some of the participating businesses already export their know-how and services beyond Quebec, others are seeking to open up new markets.
“The support offered by TechnoCentre éolien with regard to both technologies and market development addresses the needs of businesses, and contributes to achieving the Government of Quebec’s targets recently unveiled in the 2016-2020 Quebec Export Strategy,” said TCE General Manager Frédéric Côté.
For more than five years, the TCE has been organizing trade missions throughout the country and abroad. These missions have helped businesses market their products and services, as well as boost their sales in new markets. The two most recent missions organized on the sidelines of the CanWEA Conference brought together 29 Quebec-based companies and scheduled 281 business meetings. TCE estimates that the potential economic spinoffs of these missions amount to approximately $13.5 million.
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