2018 CanWEA Annual Conference and Exhibition
October 23 - October 25, 2018
BMO Centre, 20 Roundup Way SW, Calgary, AB T2G 2W1
The Annual Canadian Wind Energy Conference & Exhibition is the meeting point for all members of the wind energy industry – business executives, technical experts, decision and policy makers, and government representatives – to come together and address the key issues facing the industry today.
Exhibiting companies will present technology and innovations paving 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.
Over the course of 2½ days, top speakers from government, industry, and utilities will share insights, unveil research, and unpack the latest trends from Canada’s fastest growing renewable-electricity sector. CanWEA president Robert Hornung will outline a new and exciting vision for Canada’s wind industry, while others will share business-critical updates and insights on Canada’s key wind markets, including Alberta –which has committed to wind energy as the backbone of its energy transition.
Other sessions will address the evolution of Canada’s electricity grid and the opportunities to collaborate with other sectors and technologies to ensure the nation’s electricity supply remains clean, reliable, and affordable for all, far into the future.
The association is also pleased to today recognize Dr. Francis Pelletier, vice president and co-founder of Arista Renewable Energies (now merged with Power Factors), as the 2018 recipient of CanWEA’s R.J. Templin Award. The award commends an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to Canada’s wind industry. Dr. Pelletier will be a guest of honour at the CanWEA Awards Breakfast –where the celebrations will honour six additional industry leaders, including the Women in Renewable Energy WiRE Wind Power Woman of Distinction.
Conference organizers will also offer industry professionals a series of eight concurrent educational sessions. The sessions will provide insights on new revenue streams and markets, Indigenous engagement, environmental management, and the integration of wind and storage, among other topics.
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