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Renewable Energy
A Top Export Prospect for Canada

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Overview

Canada is a world leader in the production and use of energy from renewable resources, including solar, wind, hydro, biomass, and marine energy extraction.

Wind energy is poised to experience the highest growth rate within the sector. After adding 690MW of wind capacity in 2010, Canada ranks 9th in newly installed capacity and 9th in overall installed capacity worldwide. Wind energy production is expected to triple in the next five years. The total installed capacity in North America is expected to more than double to reach 94.2GW.

The federal government is committed to seeing 90 percent of Canada’s electricity generated by non-emitting sources by 2020.

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Sub-Sector Best Prospects

  • Wind turbines, tower sections, rotor blades, casting and forgings and transformers
  • Gears and generators
  • Hydro energy turbines and equipment
  • Engineering, construction and logistics services
  • Smart Grid

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Opportunities

  • Plan Nord – Quebec
  • EcoENERGY Initiative –Cartier Wind Energy Inc. wind farms in Quebec
  • Gros-Morne Phase II (111 MW) – Construction to be completed Dec. 1, 2012
  • Rivière-du-Moulin Phase I & II (350 MW) – Construction from 2013 to 2015
  • Rivière-du-Moulin Power Grid Integration — 25 km 345-kV power line for integration into Hydro-Québec’s power grid. Construction will commence in 2014

Major upcoming events/trade shows supported by CS Canada in this sector:

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Web Resources

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