The world is in the midst of an unmistakable and unstoppable transition to a low-carbon future – Canada is no exception. The federal government has committed to the Paris Climate Agreement and set forward-thinking targets for the country. Many of Canada’s provinces are reshaping their electricity systems and setting long-term strategies for building thriving, clean economies.
Among them, Alberta and Saskatchewan are moving aggressively to modernize their electricity systems and expand their energy economies to capitalize on the advantages of renewable energy. This has created significant new investment and job growth in Western Canada. Alberta’s first competitive renewable energy procurement process resulted in the lowest prices ever seen for wind energy in Canada, making wind energy the lowest-cost choice for new electricity generation.
As these changes in the energy sector take hold, wind is poised to play a central role. Canada’s mature wind energy sector is a mainstream supplier of reliable, low-cost, emissions-free electricity that will drive the next century of clean energy growth. CanWEA’s Annual Conference and Exhibition will feature an examination of this energy transition and the market rules, infrastructure investments, technological innovation, operational improvements and policy solutions that will open the door to long-term, sustainable opportunities for the industry and, at the same time, ensure Canada remains competitive in the rapidly advancing, low-carbon global economy.
Plenaries for 2018 Announced!
This year’s program will provide attendees with valuable industry insights, including an overview of current trends and future prospects for wind energy in Canada. Our plenary sessions will engage industry experts, political leaders and key stakeholders in discussions about the main opportunities and challenges currently facing Canada’s wind energy industry.
For our opening plenary, we'll throw down a tour de force of renewable-energy leadership—with top speakers from government, the private sector, and utilities....2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Plenary Hall C