February 26, 2020
Over 300 industry professionals took part in the CanWEA Operations and Maintenance (O&M) Summit in Mississauga recently. Attendees listened to over 40 speakers, who discussed a variety of topics, which focused on advancements in the wind energy space.
“There are tremendous opportunities for future wind energy development and operation that will depend on sustained efforts and new strategies. These efforts will be crucial to our industry’s ongoing competitiveness, coupled with continued high safety and environmental standards,” said Robert Hornung, President, Canadian Wind Energy Association. “And as an industry, we also need to become even more focused on our customers – utilities, system operators and others – and on the products and solutions they need. Increasingly, those solutions will extend beyond energy alone, and encompass a range of ancillary services that wind energy is in fact very well-positioned to provide. Customer-focused solutions will also increasingly encompass not just wind energy alone, but other forms of renewable generation, plus energy storage. Wind developers and operators will remain key players in that future.”