The Honourable Shannon Phillips, Alberta Minister of Environment and Parks
The Alberta government’s efforts to encourage development of the province’s abundant wind energy resource and diversify its fossil-fuel dependent economy has captured the attention of investors who see a long-term opportunity for growth in the market, according to wind industry leaders who met on May 9 at The Westin Edmonton for the Canadian Wind Energy Association’s (CanWEA) Alberta Summit.
About 185 established and emerging players in Canada’s wind energy sector attended the one-day event, which explored the economic and environmental benefits of Alberta’s plan to get 30 per cent of its electricity supply from renewable sources by 2030.
Alberta Environment Minister Shannon Phillips delivered the Summit’s keynote luncheon address, showcasing her government’s climate strategy and the role wind energy will play in meeting its objectives.
Expert panelists also advised on best practices for engaging with communities, reviewed the proactive steps being taken to manage wind’s environmental impacts, weighed in on how Alberta’s electricity market needs to evolve to enable the transition to a low-carbon future, and tackled persistent myths surrounding renewable energy reliability.
The CanWEA Alberta Summit delegate list is now available to view online.
The Westin Edmonton
10135 100th Street
Edmonton, AB, T5J 0N7