Media Advisory - Minister Shannon Phillips, Industry Leaders to Address Alberta Wind Energy Summit

 Emerging Alberta wind energy opportunities to be discussed at CanWEA special event

EDMONTON, May 2, 2017 /CNW/ - The Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) is inviting accredited media to attend the CanWEA Alberta Summit on May 9, 2017 at The Westin Edmonton in downtown Edmonton.

The CanWEA Alberta Summit brings together wind energy professionals from across Canada to discuss emerging opportunities and challenges as the province begins implementing its plan to supply 30 per cent of electricity used in Alberta from renewable sources by 2030.

The government's plan to support development of 5,000 MW of renewable energy capacity, starting with a 400 MW request for proposals this year, will make Alberta the largest market for new capacity in the country and attract billions of dollars of new investment.

Issues to be discussed include emerging economic opportunities for Alberta businesses, securing community support for wind energy projects, pursuing environmentally sustainable wind energy development, and ensuring wind energy's contribution to a reliable and affordable electricity grid.

In addition to a line-up of wind energy expert speakers, the program features keynote addresses from:

  • The Honourable Shannon Phillips, Alberta Minister of Environment and Parks and the Minister Responsible for the Climate Change Office
  • Mike Law, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Alberta Electric System Operator

Please see the CanWEA Alberta Summit detailed program for more information.



May 9, 2017


The Westin Edmonton

10135 100th Street

Edmonton, AB, T5J 0N7


For accreditation please send your request to Lejla Latifovic, Senior Communications Advisor, at Please also 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


SOURCE Canadian Wind Energy Association

For further information: or for interview opportunities, please contact: Lejla Latifovic, Senior Communications Advisor, Canadian Wind Energy Association, 613-234-8716 x 241 or 1-800-922-6932 x 241,


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