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CANADA - NATIONAL RESOURCES
CanWEA / CME Report - Wind Industry Supply Chain Opportunities for Canadian Manufacturers
Wind energy represents a major industrial development and economic stimulus opportunity for Canada. Between now and 2020 it is estimated that $1 trillion will be invested in new wind energy facilities worldwide and that more than 1.75 million jobs will be created in this rapidly growing industry. The rapid pace of wind energy development has created a strong demand for wind turbines, leaving turbine manufacturers with high demand for parts and services. There is a growing opportunity in the following sectors:
National Energy Board (NEB) Canadian Energy Demand and Supply to2020 - An Energy Market Assessment
- manufacturing of components and sub components
- steel fabrication
- operations and maintenance
- And more
2009 National Energy Board market assessment of the Canadian energy market to 2020. The Reference Case Scenario is based on best estimates of energy price projections, an economic outlook and government programs existing at the time of release. Energy demand and supply projections are provided to the year2020.
How Canadian Electricity Markets Work
The Canadian electricity system is part of an integrated North American electricity grid but, Canada's electricity markets have primarily developed along provincial or regional boundaries. Learn more about each provincial market here.
Information about Industry Canada initiatives including its role in developing the Canadian wind industry, government initiatives, publications, business resources and a supply chain directory.
Invest in Canada Renewables Page
Overview of Canada’s wind industry and all renewable energy resources
Natural Resources Canada Wind Energy
Review of Canada’s wind resource, research and development programmes and links to software and modeling tools.
Global Wind Network
Non-profit wind industry supply chain development organization that offers services including company assessments, supply chain workshops and a North American wide wind supply chain GIS map to locate companies in the industry.
Conference Board of Canada Report: Canada's Electricity Infrastructure: Building a Case for Investment
This report analyzes the current state of Canadian electricity infrastructure and examines the investments that might be made between 2010 and 2030 in Canada's electricity generation, transmission, and distribution industries.
BC Hydro – Wind Energy Page
Contains information about BC Hydro strategy for incorporating wind into the province’s electricity mix, and technical information including wind mapping, wind monitoring and a wind data study.
BC Hydro –Clean Energy Call Selected Projects
Alberta Wind Market Overview
Harness the Wind of Southern Alberta… where the abundant natural resources combined with the joint forces of 39 municipalities create a prime landscape for wind power investment. For further information, contact Kris Hodgson: email@example.com
Link 1 - http://www.saaep.ca/WindPower.pdf
Link 2 - http://www.saaep.ca/windenergy.pdf
Inventory of Major Projects
Includes project timing information on wind farms under development in the province
Alberta Electricity System Operator – Wind Power Integration
Information about Alberta’s wind integration strategy
Saskatchewan’s Future Energy Plan
Information regarding Saskatchewan’s future power generation plans, including wind energy
SaskPower website containing information on current wind development projects.
Manitoba Power Wind-Powered Generation Page
Manitoba Hydro’s wind power page
Wind Farm Locations in Ontario
Ontario’s Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) has a map of existing wind electricity generation capacity for the Province that is updated as new capacity comes online.
Integrated Power System Plan (IPSP II), May 2011.
Ontario Power Authority Update of Renewable Resource and Related Transmission Developments in Ontario
This September 2010 update from the OPA provides an update on the status of the Ontario market, including their strategy, the FIT Program, economic connection test (ECT), Korean Consortium Agreement and power transmission infrastructure.
Ontario Feed-in Tariff (FIT) Program Overview for Wind Power
The Ontario Power Authority (OPA) provides an overview of the FIT Program for wind, including all the base conditions of FIT contracts.
Ontario FIT Program – Domestic Content
The Ontario Power Authority (OPA) publishes an overview of the domestic content requirements associated with FIT contracts and updates to the regulations here. Interested parties are advised to subscribe to the OPA’s email list to stay informed of ongoing developments.
OPA Quarterly Progress Reports on Electricity Supply
OPA bi-weekly FIT and microFIT Program Reports
MEDT Energy Connections Website & Directory
Government of Ontario’s Long Term Energy Plan
Independent Electricity System Operator
Information on Ontario’s power generation supply mix and pricing. Also contains a wind generation tracker, updated hourly.
Economic Development Organizations with Wind Supply Chain Initiatives
MDEIE Wind Power Website (Currently available in French)
Quebec Windpower Industry Directory
Quebec Wind Market Snapshot
Hydro Quebec has published an overview of the wind market in the province, including information about the utility and its wind strategy, major requests for proposal (RFPs), power purchase rates, location of wind farm projects, OEMs and major component suppliers.
Electricity Supply Contract in Quebec
Hydro Quebec publishes all of their electricity supply contracts on their website. Each can be viewed here.
Wind Farm Locations in Quebec
Hydro Quebec has an interactive map of all existing and proposed wind farms in the province. Details include project capacity, start date and the name of the project’s developer.
Information on calls for tender, signed contracts and wind farms under development.
Sous-Traitance Industrielle Québec (STIQ)
Association of Quebec based manufacturing companies whose mission is to foster the development of business relations by linking together manufacturers and suppliers.
Le TechnoCentre éolien
New Brunswick Government Renewable Energy page
Nova Scotia Power Wind Page
Nova Scotia Government Renewables Wind Page
PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND
Department of Environment, Energy and Forestry Wind Energy Page
NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR
Newfoundland Labrador Hydro Wind Fact Sheet