CanWEA recently commissioned Léger Marketing to conduct a poll in Quebec to evaluate the public’s opinions with respect to wind energy development in the province. The poll was conducted online January 30th to February 1st, 2012. A total of 1001 Quebec residents 18 years of age or older were surveyed.
Download the survey here (available in French only)
The survey, conducted between October 12th and 14th by the firm Léger marketing found that 75 per cent of Quebec residents would like to see the province continue to develop wind energy. Furthermore, Quebecers believe that this source of clean and renewable energy has important economic benefits and hope to see Quebec’s wind energy expertise grow even more.
Download the survey results here (available in French only)
CanWEA will unveil its long-term strategic vision for wind energy development in Quebec on Nov. 1st. The report titled WindVision 2025: A Strategy for Quebec will be presented at the opening of its 26th Annual Conference and Exhibition in Montreal.
CanWEA will release the results of a comprehensive economic impact study of the wind energy sector in Québec produced by Hatch Consulting and economist Jean-Claude Thibodeau, Nov. 2 at the industry association’s 26 Annual Conference and Exhibition in Montreal.
Is it conceivable to add 8,000 MW of wind energy to Hydro-Québec’s power generation system by 2025? The addition of 8,000 MW of wind energy to the grid would take place over a 10-year period beginning in 2015. Since the existing generation mix in Quebec will already include 4,000 MW of wind energy by 2015, the total wind power capacity installed in Quebec would be approximately 12,000 MW 10 years later, which represents just over 20 per cent of the province’s total generation mix. The percentage of wind power supplied by wind farms would increase from 4.5 per cent in 2015 to 13.5 per cent in 2025.