08/29/2013 Draft Regulation for a Block of Wind Power: A Step int he Right Direction
Montreal, August 28, 2013 – The Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) welcomes the announcement of a draft regulation for a 450-MW block of wind power.
"It’s a step in the right direction. The government is showing its willingness to pursue the development of Quebec’s wind energy sector,” said Jean-François Nolet, Vice-President, Policy and Government Affairs at the Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA). “What should be kept in mind, however, is that the 800 MW have to be commissioned by the end of 2017, to avoid any impact on the jobs in the supply chain, while the draft regulation takes us to a date that falls one year later.”
"We are open to discussing terms and conditions, and putting forward solutions as needed," continued Nolet, who gave assurances that his organization and its members will cooperate, during the consultation period, in defining the framework for a competitive wind energy industry in Quebec.
CanWEA is the voice of Canada’s wind energy industry, actively promoting the responsible and sustainable growth of wind energy on behalf of its almost 400-strong membership. 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 and impacts. In order for Canada to rank with the other world leaders in the wind energy industry, CanWEA believes that it can and must reach its target: the production of 20 percent or more of our electricity from wind by 2025. The document WindVision 2025: Powering Canada’s Future is available at www.canwea.ca.
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