Where: Beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia at The Vancouver Convention Centre – which lays claim to the title of the only two-time winner of the AIPC award as the ‘World’s Best Convention Centre".
Vancouver Convention Centre, West Building
1055 Canada Place, Vancouver, British Columbia, V6C 0C3
When: October 3 – 6, 2011.
General Public Hours – October 6, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Why: Wind Energy is the fastest growing major source of renewable energy in the world. British Columbia ranks sixth provincially in installed wind energy capacity, despite being the last Canadian province to add a utility-scale wind project to its electricity grid. Existing provincial energy policy is very supportive of renewable energy, and BC’s wind resources are very competitive with other new generation options, with six new projects set for completion by 2014. Moreover, updated projections now indicate BC is on the cusp of a large and rapid increase for energy demand. CanWEA will unveil its new WindVision for BC at the conference – a strategic plan to 2025 that will highlight the need for, and benefits of, large-scale wind energy development in British Columbia.
How: On-line application for media accreditation allows full access to the media centre, plenary sessions, presentation venues, workshops and tradeshow floor.
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CanWEA is the voice of Canada’s wind energy industry, actively promoting the responsible and sustainable growth of wind energy on behalf of its more than 420 members. 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.