Final regulation published on the production of a 450 MW block of wind energy
CanWEA RECOGNIZES THE QUEBEC GOVERNMENT'S LEADERSHIP IN WIND ENERGY
Montréal, November 13, 2013 – The Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) is delighted that the final regulation has been published concerning the production by 2017 of a 450 MW block of energy.
Jean-François Nolet, CanWEA’s vice-president of policy and government affairs, would like to acknowledge the Quebec government’s efforts in recent weeks, which have contributed to the success and competitiveness of the call for power. “We feel Quebec’s clear desire to support the development of its wind energy sector, and it will maintain thousands of valuable jobs in doing so,” he said.
Nolet noted that as Quebec prepares its new energy policy, it has the opportunity to solidify its position as a North American wind energy producer and attract new investments to the province. He added, “By implementing a steady, stable framework, Quebec can claim its place as a world leader in wind energy and encourage the growth and development of the sector in Quebec. As such, in the brief it recently submitted to the Commission sur les enjeux énergétiques (commission on energy issues), CanWEA recommended that wind energy production be increased, from 350 MW to 500 MW per year between 2018 and 2025. Quebec’s wind energy industry is offering its full co-operation to the government to ensure the sector’s role as a driver of growth for Quebec and its regions.”
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