The Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions (CED) has announced that the federal government will provide a financial contribution of approximately C$3 million to the TechnoCentre eolien (TCE), a Quebec-based center that supports wind industry development through research, technology transfer and technical business assistance.
According to the CED, this financial support, which will cover the fiscal years 2016 to 2019, will enable the TCE to maintain and increase its activities related to research and innovation, develop world-class expertise in Quebec in the field of renewable energies, and support the business growth of SMEs in the sector.
“Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions is a key partner for TCE. Now more than ever, renewable energy sectors represent the path of the future in terms of energy development,” says Frédéric Côté, the TCE’s general manager.
“The commitments made at COP21 bear witness to the fact that the new economy will be based on the growth of green energies and the battle against climate change. The federal government has made this issue a priority, and we are pleased to be able to make our own contribution to building a sustainable economy that revolves around clean technologies, a green infrastructure and environmentally responsible jobs,” he adds.
Photo courtesy of TechnoCentre eolien.
Caption: The TechnoCentre eolien owns and operates a research and development test site comprising a 4 MW wind farm, a wind-diesel-storage energy microgrid, four fully instrumented met masts and a LIDAR.