Media advisory - Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) Western Forum 2015, April 27-28, 2015

VANCOUVER, April 23, 2015 /CNW/ -

Who: The Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) proudly welcomes wind and renewable energy experts to gather at the CanWEA Western Forum 2015 on April 27-28, 2015 at the Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle Downtown in Vancouver, BC.

What: Explore the political, economic, social and environmental contexts for continued development of the wind energy industry in British Columbia, Alberta and Saskatchewan. CanWEA Western Forum sessions will provide perspectives from a broad range of stakeholders on achievements, business prospects and the winning conditions for sustainable growth of the wind energy industry in Western Canada. The Honourable Bill Bennett, Minister of Energy and Mines and Minister Responsible for Core Review will provide a keynote address. Please see our detailed event program.

Where: Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle Downtown - Pinnacle Ballroom, 1128 West Hastings Street Vancouver, British Columbia, V6E 4R5

Why: The third annual Western Forum will take an in-depth look at how western wind energy market realities can translate into new opportunities for wind energy in the region. The 1½-day event will examine each of the individual markets, British Columbia, Alberta and Saskatchewan and broader themes, like climate change and the impacts of declining oil prices, which cut across provincial boundaries - providing delegates with important insight in light of recent market developments. This year's program will also include a session on Saskatchewan, where government-owned SaskPower is in the process of developing a new 10-year power supply plan.

How: Are you interested in covering western Canada's premier wind energy event? If so, please send an email to to register. We will require your full name, address, email address, phone number and media affiliation. Please include a brief description of your primary are of interest. Media accreditation allows full access.

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 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. Join us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and for insight on industry issues join the conversation at


SOURCE Canadian Wind Energy Association

For further information: Lejla Latifovic, Communications Specialist, Canadian Wind Energy Association, 604-484-1330,


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