Canada offers foreign investors a strong renewable energy industry with opportunities across the entire value chain, from technology development and supply to energy generation, distribution and storage. Presently, 65% of electricity generated in Canada comes from renewable sourcesFootnote 1 and each year, renewables account for a greater share of Canada’s electricity-generation capacity.
“ ENERCON’s experience in Canada over the past 12 years has been overwhelmingly positive. Strong support from local industry including depth, maneuverability and integrity of the supply chain, superb wind resources, strong policy initiatives, a highly trained and motivated labour force and a rock-solid financial system have reinforced the 2001 decision to build our presence in this market. ”
Adrienne Downey, B. Eng., Operations and Business Development Manager, ENERCON Canada, Inc.
Leading Networks, Research Groups and Support Programs
- National Solar Test Facility (Mississauga, Ontario)
- Open Solar Outdoors Test Field (Kingston, Ontario)
- Solar Simulator-Environmental Chamber (Montréal, Quebec)
- CanmetENERGY, within Natural Resources Canada
- Varennes Research Centre (Varennes, Quebec)
- Wind Energy Institute of Canada (North Cape, Prince Edward Island)
- TechnoCentre Éolien (Gaspé, Quebec)
- Wind Energy Strategic Network
- Footnote 1
Statistics Canada. Survey 2151 (2012).
- Footnote 2
Canadian Solar Industries Association. Canadian Solar Industry Directory, 2012.
- Footnote 3
KPMG. Wind Energy in Canada: Realizing the Opportunity, Issue 2. July, 2013.