The Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) is highlighting the keynote addresses for its upcoming CanWEA Spring Forum, taking place on April 4-5 in Gatineau-Ottawa, Quebec.
In addition to a lineup of wind energy stakeholders, the program will feature keynote addresses from James Gordon Carr, Canada’s federal minister of natural resources, and Peter Kelley, vice president of public affairs for the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA).
Specifically, Kelley will speak about the “prospects for future wind energy development in the United States, AWEA’s involvement to maximize those opportunities and how recent political events may impact that progress.”
In addition, according to CanWEA, the forum will offer information on provincial and federal energy initiatives related to the wind energy industry. Panelists will discuss what future generation scenarios may look like in Quebec and Ontario; Saskatchewan’s ambitious plans for wind energy procurement; and how the federal government’s pan-Canadian carbon price will impact wind energy development in Canada. The event will also examine the implications of Donald Trump’s presidency on climate change action and clean energy growth, including the potential for wind energy exports from Canada to the U.S.
The event will take place at the Hilton Lac-Leamy Hotel in the National Capital Region.