How Canadian wind-farm operations can enhance grid reliability

Untapped opportunities for Canada’s expanding wind energy industry to enhance grid reliability and add value for consumers in the shift to a low-carbon future were recently in the spotlight. More than 230 wind energy professionals attended the Canadian Wind Energy Association’s (CanWEA) fourth annual and largest-ever Operations and Maintenance (O&M) Summit, held January 30 to

CanWEA O&M Summit and Exhibition, coming up, January 30 to 31, 2018

CanWEA’s O&M Summit will bring together key players from the entire spectrum of the wind industry, providing an opportunity to learn, share experiences, and better understand the operational issues unfolding in Canada’s maturing wind sector.

Wind energy is now the lowest-cost option for new electricity generation in Canada

News about record-low costs tops the 2017 year-end review of wind energy in Canada. In December, a competitive electricity-supply auction in Alberta yielded the lowest-ever price paid for wind energy in Canada (weighted average of $37 / MWh), and also made wind energy the lowest-cost option for new electricity generation in the country. This came

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


Lazard study shows wind costs are down & competitiveness is up

Editor’s note: This article comes from the Canadian Wind Energy Association’s (CanWEA) December blog. You can read CanWEA’s other blog postings here. A November 2017 report by U.S. investment firm Lazard shows that wind energy costs continue to track lower across the globe. Since 2009, the unsubsidized levelized cost of energy (LCOE) for onshore utility-scale wind energy

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,