The Annual Canadian Wind Energy Conference & Exhibition is the meeting point for all members of the wind energy industry – top business executives, technical experts, decision and policy makers, and government representatives – to come together and address the key issues facing the industry today.
Premier exhibiting companies will present their cutting-edge technology and innovations that will help solve the industry’s biggest problems and pave the way for a more efficient, effective, and sustainable energy future.
This year’s conference will host close to 1,500 attendees representing a wide range of interests including project developers; manufacturers; federal, provincial, and municipal governments; utilities; consultants; communities; and students.
The theme of the conference is Energy Transition, and over the course of 2 and a half days, a line-up of expert speakers will examine how the rise of low-cost renewable generation sources, the rapid pace of technological innovation, shifting consumer expectations, and the need to reduce greenhouse gas emissions are disrupting electricity business models and transforming the way we produce and use energy.
The event’s three plenary sessions will discuss emerging demand drivers for wind energy in Canada, and explore how electricity infrastructure modernization, grid operational changes, and electricity market reforms can enable integration of the high penetrations of renewable energy required to meet Canada’s economic and environmental goals.
A series of eight concurrent educational sessions are also planned, providing insight on how forward-thinking wind farm operators, project developers, and electricity system planners can turn change into opportunity, tackling the permitting, resource assessment, and health and safety challenges facing a growing industry, and delving into the operational improvements, technology advancements, and policy solutions that will contribute to the sector’s ongoing success.
CanWEA is the voice of Canada’s wind energy industry, actively promoting the responsible and sustainable growth of wind energy. A national non-profit association, CanWEA serves as Canada’s leading source of credible information about wind energy and its social, economic and environmental benefits.