CanWEACanadian Wind Energy Association
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Western Canadian opportunities in spotlight at CanWEA conference
Wind energy represents a massive opportunity for Alberta and Saskatchewan and capitalizing on the world-class wind resources in the region can help both provinces meet aggressive climate change goals in a cost-effective way, said CanWEA president Robert Hornung.
For a study of this complexity, we were pleased to work with CanWEA and Vaisala, both recognized leaders in the global wind energy industry," said Bahman Daryanian, the study's technical director and project manager, and also Technical Director for GE's Energy Consulting business.
CanWEA has set a goal to reach a target of producing 20 percent or more of Canada s energy with wind energy by 2025, and Canada ranked fifth overall in global wind installations in 2013.
CanWEA expects that wind energy will carry on increasing considerably over the next few years as more energy projects get added into the power grid.
0M122 turbine as a 60Hz variant for the Canadian market at the CanWEA trade fair.
According to CanWEA, since the country's first wind farm was constructed in southern Alberta in 1993, the province has set up 1,100MW of wind energy - but this represents just a small fraction of the available resource.
Lana Norgrd, CanWEA s regional director for Alberta said, Obviously, we re quite excited we consider that significant.
GE is showcasing its local manufacturing leadership for Ontario s growing wind industry at the CanWEA 2012 annual conference and exhibition, Canada s largest wind energy trade show.
The milestone unit is going to CEZ Romania for use in the 600-MW Fantanele/Cogealac wind farm, Europe s largest onshore wind project, GE reported at CanWEA 2012.
The Gesner turbine model was showcased at CanWEA in 2011.