Media Advisory - Canadian Wind Energy Association



    OTTAWA, Sept. 14 /CNW Telbec/ - The Canadian Wind Energy Association
(CanWEA) is hosting its 23rd Annual Conference and Trade Show in Québec City -
Sunday, September 30th to Wednesday, October 3, 2007. This is the largest
renewable energy event in Canada, with more than 1200 delegates and 160
exhibitors coming together to discuss Canada's booming wind energy market.
Before 2007 concludes, more than 400 MW of wind energy will have been added to
Canada's currently installed wind capacity of 1588 MW. In addition, more than
2,600 MW of new capacity have been contracted for construction over the next
five years and another 2,500 MW of contracts are expected to be issued by
mid-2008.
    CanWEA's Annual Conference brings together Canada's wind energy industry
leaders as well as substantial representation from the United States and
Europe.
    The opening plenary on Monday, October 1, 2007 features The Honourable
Claude Béchard, Quebec Minister of Natural Resources and Wildlife, André
Boulanger, President, Hydro- Québec Distribution, and CanWEA President, Robert
Hornung. Federal Natural Resources Minister, The Honourable Gary Lunn will
address the conference on October 2nd.
    A variety of thought-provoking discussions will take place throughout the
three-day conference and trade show with respect to wind energy policy,
business development and technical issues. Some of the specific topics to be
covered include: Financing Wind Development, Advances in Wind Forecasting,
Wind Farm Siting and many more...

    
    Date:       Sunday, September 30th - Wednesday, October 3, 2007,

    Location:   Québec City Convention Centre: 1100 boul. René-Lévesque Est.,
                Québec City, Québec
    

    To see the conference programme, please visit:
    http://www.canwea.ca/events/en/pdf/Conference%20Program.pdf .

    To see a list of companies participating in the trade show, please
    visit: http://www.canwea.ca/events/en/Sponsors.html




For further information:

For further information: Media Enquires & Registration contact: Ulrike
Kucera, Media Relations Officer, (613) 234-8716 ext. 228, Cellular (613)
867-4433, ulrikekucera@canwea.ca


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