Media Advisory - Canadian Wind Energy Association to release strategic vision for wind energy in BC - Wind Vision 2025: A Strategy for BC - to outline BC's wind energy opportunity through to the year 2025

VANCOUVER, Sept. 28, 2011 /CNW/ - The Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) will kick off its 27th Annual Conference and Exhibition in Vancouver next week, October 3 - 6, by unveiling its long-term plan for the strategic development of wind energy in British Columbia. CanWEA's WindVision2025: A Strategy for BC identifies the significant opportunity for the growth of wind energy in the province of British Columbia due to its plentiful wind resource, its heritage hydroelectric facilities and the province's accelerating demand for affordable and clean electricity.

The CanWEA vision recognizes BC's rich heritage of natural resources, its forward-looking investments in energy infrastructure and British Columbians' commitment to reduce their province's carbon footprint.  With BC's significant wind resource, CanWEA makes the case for wind energy as the ideal addition to and complement for BC's heritage hydroelectric system and clean energy policies.  The document outlines the significant economic, social and environmental benefits that will be realized with the growth of wind energy.

The document will be of significant interest to editors, reporters and researchers focusing on wind and other renewable energy in the western provinces, nationally and internationally with detailed perspective as well as current and projected statistical data.

For full access to the media centre, plenary sessions, presentation venues, workshops and tradeshow floor, media representatives are asked to complete the application for accreditation at:

About CanWEA: 

CanWEA is the voice of Canada's wind energy industry, actively promoting the responsible and sustainable growth of wind energy on behalf of its more than 420 members. 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.


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For more information visit or contact:

Ulrike Kucera
Media Relations Officer
Mobile: (613) 867 4433

Lejla Latifovic
Communications Coordinator
Mobile: (613) 608-8226

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