Canadian Wind Energy Association elects new board members

The Canadian Wind Energy Association is pleased to announce the election of the following individuals to the Board of Directors at its Annual General Meeting on October 4, 2011.

Carole Barbeau, Senior Vice President, North America Region, GL Garrad Hassan. Ms. Barbeau oversees the Canadian GL GH entities and heads the Turbine Measurement and the Project Development & Optimization services departments for the North America Region.

Peter Clibbon, Vice President, Renewable Energy Systems Canada Inc. (RES Canada) Mr. Clibbon has led RES’ development and construction business in Canada since 2005 and has worked in wind power since 1998.

Jeff Jenner, President and CEO, Sprott Power. Mr. Jenner heads Sprott Power, which currently has 80 MW of wind farm projects either operating or under construction in Ontario and over 60 MW of contract-awarded projects across Canada.

Gary Pundsack, Development Director, Innergex Renewable Energy Inc. Mr. Pundsack is a veteran of the Canadian renewable energy sector with experience in business development and government relations in both the independent power production and manufacturing sectors.

Marc-Antoine Renaud, Business & Development Manager, Enercon Canada Inc. Mr. Renaud is responsible for Business Development for ENERCON Canada Inc across the country with responsibilities for community, government and public relations activities.

Wind power in Canada: Wind turbines in Canada is now on track to enjoy a record year in 2011 with approximately 1,338 MW of new installed wind farm capacity projected to come on line, representing almost $3.5 billion in investment. It is driving local economic development, creating new jobs, and delivering new revenues for municipalities and landowners – all while helping to create a cleaner, more flexible and affordable electricity system.

CanWEA is the voice of Canada’s wind energy industry, actively promoting the responsible and sustainable growth of wind power 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. To join other global leaders in the wind energy industry, CanWEA believes Canada can and must reach its target of producing 20 per cent or more of the country’s electricity from wind by 2025.