Canada: A Global Wind Energy Leader
PRIMED FOR GROWTH
After several successive years of record growth, Canada’s wind energy industry is positioned to grow even stronger. The new federal government has brought climate change and environmental policy to the surface, emphasizing a need for more renewable energy sources.
As Canadian provinces aim to meet expectations for greenhouse emission reduction while providing affordable energy alternatives in a volatile economy, there is an increasing demand for a more sustainable supply of electricity. We continue to receive regulatory and policy support for clean, renewable, low-cost and low-emission energy: Wind.
- Wind Energy is the #1 new source of electricity in Canada and has been the largest source of new electricity generation in Canada for 11 years.
- In 2016, Canada invested $1.5 billion in new wind energy, completing 21 projects across the country. Sixteen of the year’s 21 projects are owned, at least in part, by aboriginal or local communities, or municipal governments.
- Canada is home to the world’s eighth largest wind generating fleet.
- Alberta is phasing out all pollution from coal-fired electricity generation (6,300 MW) by 2030 and renewable energy— mostly wind—will replace two thirds of it with renewable energy; expected to drive development of at least 4,000 MW of new wind energy capacity.
- Saskatchewan announced that it is adopting targets of 10 per cent wind energy (by capacity) by 2020 and 30 per cent by 2030; resulting in an estimated addition of 1,600 MW of new wind energy by 2030.
- Ontario’s next Long Term Energy Plan will be released in 2017. Ontario’s target of 80 per cent greenhouse gas emission reduction target by 2050 will require Ontario to continue to prioritize emissions-free generation.
- States in the U.S. northeast facing strict carbon emission caps and the retirement of aging generating facilities are increasingly seeing clean power imports from Canada as reliable and cost-effective. Wind can be deployed quickly and built at low cost.
- The 2016-2030 Quebec Energy Policy establishes a new framework for wind energy development in the province.
- B.C. has indicated that all future power procurement must be for clean energy provided by independent power producers, and that wind energy represents the bulk of the province’s low-cost renewable energy opportunities.
Why Exhibit at CanWEA?
The CanWEA Annual Conference and Exhibition provides the perfect venue for the world’s foremost wind energy leaders and decision makers to make connections, discuss the latest industry developments and identify opportunities for future growth.
- Connect to the future of innovation in Canada’s wind energy industry.
- Earn recognition as a wind energy expert while expanding your network and generating leads
- Discover the latest technologies and approaches
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Looking for additional ways to standout? We can help!
We are happy to work with you to develop a tailor-made plan to ensure your brand stands out and maximizes participation at our show. Some of the many ways we can help, include:
- Help schedule press conferences and coordinate media coverage for product/service launches and other exciting developments at the show.
- Enhance promotion of innovative new products/services and stories through featured interviews in our blog and in email marketing.
- Advertise on digital platforms including our event website and eNewsletters.
- Stand out in front of your target audience with pre-event, onsite and post show sponsorship opportunities
Contact our representatives for exhibit & sponsorship opportunities:
Sales and Business Development Director – North America
+1 (289) 952-8943
Sales Director – International
+49 511 89-34116