Media advisory: Alberta election results and wind market opportunities to be discussed at major wind energy Forum in Banff, April 17-18
April 8, 2019
Who: The Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) proudly welcomes wind energy leaders from across Canada, as well as members of the media, to attend the CanWEA Spring Forum 2019, April 17-18, at the Fairmont Banff Springs hotel.
What: At this year’s Spring Forum, experts and thought-leaders from across the country will share critical knowledge and insight about: market opportunities as provinces de-carbonize their electricity grids; Indigenous engagement: the implications of the Alberta Provincial Election; disruptive technologies; the modernization of electricity grids; and more. Discussions will focus on upcoming opportunities for Canada’s wind energy industry in Alberta and Saskatchewan, and touch on emerging trends across the rest of the country. Please see the Forum’s detailed program for topics and speakers.
Of note, on the heels of the Alberta election, pollster Jason Lockhart, Vice President at Innovative Research will share his election insights during the Opening Session after having actively tracked the energy conversation throughout the leadership race. That same day, the keynote luncheon speaker, ARC Energy Research Institute’s Peter Tertzakian, will discuss the potential role of renewable energy in Alberta’s energy future and some of the barriers to its adoption and acceptance during a time of highly polarized debates about energy in Canada.
The Forum will conclude on April 18 with a keynote address by Chris Turner, author and journalist, on why wind energy is well positioned to play an important role in Alberta’s energy future, and a panel discussion on the treatment of electricity and climate issues in the 2019 election race and what’s next for wind and renewable energy in Alberta post-election.
When: April 17-18, 2019.
Where: Fairmont Banff Springs, 405 Spray Ave, Banff, AB T1L 1J4.
Why: Powering the next chapter of Canada’s clean growth economy will take dedication, innovation and collaboration from industry, stakeholders and all levels of government. In the decades to come, wind energy will step up to help deliver gigawatts of reliable and cost-effective renewable electricity to all Canadians. Recent procurements in Alberta and Saskatchewan have yielded record low prices for wind energy, and the wind industry is now a leader for new large-scale electricity development. Further, wind energy will continue to provide new revenue streams, benefits agreements, and green jobs to support rural communities, while improving air quality and fighting climate change.
Media: For accreditation, please send your request to Anastasia Smolentseva, Communications Advisor, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include a brief description of your primary area of interest.
About 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 about wind energy and its social, economic and environmental benefits. Join us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn. Learn more at canwea.ca.
For more information or for interview opportunities, please contact:
Anastasia Smolentseva, Communications Advisor
Canadian Wind Energy Association
613-234-8716 x 241, or 1-800-922-6932 x 241