Best Practices for Indigenous and Public Engagement
Effective and meaningful community engagement is fundamental to the success of any wind energy project, and the Canadian wind industry is continuously improving and strengthening the ways to involve Indigenous communities, residents, local businesses and municipalities at every stage of project development.
CanWEA has developed a highly acclaimed Best Practices for Indigenous and Public Engagement to help industry members consult, engage and communicate on wind energy developments. The Best Practice guidelines were developed with input from communications, Indigenous engagement, and public consultation practitioners, as well as discussions with municipal leaders.
CanWEA developed Best Practices for Wind Farm Icing and Cold Climate Health and Safety to provide a tool to the industry that assists with the management of health and safety regarding wind farm operations and maintenance in cold climate areas, provide confidence to those operating wind turbines and indirectly promote wind power progress in Canada and other cold climate regions.
While the Best Practices were developed by Canadian operators, for Canadian operators, CanWEA is taking an international leadership role in this area. With very few if any resources of this type available globally, CanWEA is excited to contribute to the advancement of wind farm safety around the world.
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