02/24/2011 CanWEA congratulates new wind energy partnership in BC; Tsleil-Waututh Nation and Endurance Wind Power join forces to create first-of-a-kind energy partnership in Canada
Vancouver, February 24, 2011— The Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) is proud to welcome TWN Wind Power Inc., as a new member organization. TWN Wind Power Inc. is the product of a new $2-million equity investment in Surrey-based wind energy manufacturer Endurance Wind Power by the Tsleil-Waututh Nation of the Greater Vancouver region in B.C. TWN Wind Power Inc. will be the distributor of Endurance Wind Power's 5kW and 50kW community-based wind turbines to First Nations and Indigenous groups in Canada and the United States.
The Canadian Wind Energy Association sees this new partnership as a striking example of the new opportunities available through developing low-impact wind energy at scale in Canada. In providing green, globally competitive made-in-BC energy solutions TWN Wind Power and Endurance will not only be creating economic benefits for the Tsleil Waututh and BC’s clean tech sector, but will also improve the quality of life for communities throughout North America and reducing our overall greenhouse gas emissions.
CanWEA BC Policy Manager Nicholas Heap notes that within BC, small wind can reduce costs and improve quality of life within the province’s many First Nations communities, especially considering that many are located in prime wind energy resource areas along the ocean coastline.
“TWN Wind Power is actively pursuing projects for distributed wind power in First Nations communities across Canada,” said TWN Wind Power Interim CEO, Marc Soulliere. “We envision small wind turbines as the major source of power for these communities, and our membership with CanWEA will help make this a reality.
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 on behalf of its more than 450 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. To join other global leaders in the wind energy industry, CanWEA believes Canada can and must reach its target of producing 20 per cent or more of the country’s electricity from wind by 2025. The document Wind Vision 2025 – Powering Canada’s Future is available at http://www.canwea.ca/windvision_e.php
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