Media

Welcome to CanWEA’s Media Room. Check back often for timely and relevant information about the Canadian Wind Energy Association and Canada’s wind energy industry.

The Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) is the voice of Canada’s wind energy industry, actively promoting the responsible and sustainable growth of wind energy. A national non-profit association, CanWEA serves as Canada’s leading source of credible information on wind energy and its social, economic and environmental benefits. Join us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and join the conversation at windfacts.ca.

To learn more about CanWEA, please visit our About Us page.

For information on CanWEA’s major wind energy markets, please visit the following pages: Wind Energy Markets or British Columbia, Alberta, Quebec and Ontario.

For more information, or to schedule interviews with CanWEA staff, please contact Ulrike Kucera, Media Relations Officer, Tel. 613 234-8716 ext. 228 or 1-800-922-6932 email: ulrikekucera@canwea.ca.

Recent News Releases

Wind energy contributing to improving Ontario electricity grid stability and reliability

OTTAWA, Ontario – March 3, 2014 – Last week, Ontario’s Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) reported in its 18-month Outlook that the connection of new wind and other renewable energy is being achieved without any impact on the reliability of Ontario’s electricity system. (more…)


Reaction to the Report of Quebec’s Commission on Energy

A long-term vision is required, says the Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA)

QUEBEC, Montreal – February 24, 2014 – Following today’s release of the Consultation Report of the Commission on Energy Issues in Quebec in the newspaper Le Devoir, the Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) would like to address the context of certain observations made in the report. It would also like to recognize the vision of the successive governments since 2003, which has contributed to developing the wind energy sector and to creating wealth in Quebec. Now that the Commission’s report has been made public, CanWEA is requesting that the government reaffirm its pioneering position in support of Quebec’s energy development and the future of the wind energy industry. (more…)


Ostrander decision reaffirms wind industry meeting environmental protection standards

Ottawa, Ontario – February 21, 2014 - In a ruling on February 20th, the Ontario Divisional Court dismissed a recent decision of the province’s Environmental Review Tribunal (ERT) to overturn a Ministry of Environment Renewable Energy Approval (REA) for the proposed Ostrander Point wind project. (more…)


Progress in Global Wind Energy Market Continues with Steady Growth 2013 – An Exceptional Year for Canada

OTTAWA, Ontario – February 5, 2014 – The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) today released its 2013 market statistics, showing global wind energy capacity has tripled over the past five years to reach a total of 318,137 MW.  Despite slower growth rates in some countries, the amount of wind energy installed around the world still rose by over 12 per cent in 2013. (more…)


IESO confirms wind energy doubles contribution to Ontario electricity supply within past four year

OTTAWA, Ontario – January 9, 2014 – The Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) is pleased the 2013 Ontario Electricity Data report of Ontario’s Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) confirms that the production of wind energy in Ontario has doubled over the past four years and that wind energy is poised to reach critical mass in meeting Ontario’s electricity supply needs. (more…)


CanWEA is pleased with the Launch of the Request for Proposals for the Production of a Block of Wind Energy in Quebec

Montréal, December 18, 2013 The Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) is pleased with the launch of the request for proposals, announced today by Hydro-Québec, (more…)


Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) and Deutsche Messe Announce Long-Term Partnership to grow CanWEA’s Annual Conference and Exhibition

Ottawa, Canada – December 5, 2013 – The Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) and Deutsche Messe announced today a long-term partnership to enhance and expand CanWEA’s (more…)


Clean wind energy continues to support Ontario’s electricity supply under new energy plan

Annual reviews provide potential for even greater economic, health and environmental dividends from wind energy

OTTAWA, Ontario – December 2, 2013 – The Canadian Wind Energy Association


Final regulation published on the production of a 450 MW block of wind energy

CanWEA RECOGNIZES THE QUEBEC GOVERNMENT’S LEADERSHIP IN WIND ENERGY

Montréal, November 13, 2013 The Canadian Wind Energy Association


Youth speak out for wind energy: CanWEA 2013 Power of Wind Blog Contest winners announced

Toronto, Ontario – October 10, 2013 – The Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) has revealed the three winners of its second annual Power of Wind blog contest during the final day of the Association’s 29th Annual Conference and Exhibition in Toronto, Ontario. (more…)


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