Canadian Wind Energy Association opens 29th Annual Conference and Exhibition

Ontario Power Authority CEO, Colin Andersen will give the opening plenary keynote address, setting the stage for a morning that will shine the spotlight on Canada’s largest wind energy market.

A ‘not-to-be-missed’ opening plenary panel discussion – THE WIND ENERGY EXPERIENCE IN ONTARIO– willfollow immediately. Participants include international wind energy industry experts and leaders such as ENERCON Canada Inc., Ontario Federation of Agriculture (OFA), The Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO), and the Ontario Clean Technology Alliance (OCTA).

Wednesday, October 9th features an opening plenary discussion focused on the national wind energy experience – WIND ENERGY ACROSS CANADA. Wind energy experts from Siemens Canada, EDF EN Canada, RES Canada Inc., GDF Suez Canada, GE Renewable Energy and REpower Systems Inc. will participate in the discussion which begins at 9 a.m. EST.

Keynote Address presented by: Governor of Massachusetts, Deval L. Patrick.

Throughout the coming days, concurrent conference sessions cover an array of important topics such as: industry collaboration with First Nations, opportunities and challenges with financing wind energy projects, the science behind protecting wildlife, integrating wind energy on Ontario’s electricity grid, operation and maintenance of wind farms and community engagement. The full conference program is available at:

All media accreditation badges will be available for pick up in the Media Room (709), no need to go through delegate/exhibitor registration. For full access to the media centre, plenary sessions, presentation venues, workshops and exhibition floor, media representatives can register here.