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Canadian renewable energy associations to promote one another


October 16, 2012
By Anthony Capkun

October 16, 2012 – A coalition of Canadian renewable energy associations announced today they will increase their collaboration in jointly marketing each other’s annual events to provide greater educational, networking and business development opportunities in Canada’s renewable energy industry. Those associations include:

Association Québécoise de la Production d’énergie Renouvelable (AQPER)
Canadian Biogas Association
Canadian Solar Industries Association (CanSIA)
Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA)
Clean Energy British Columbia
Maritimes Energy Association
Ontario Waterpower Association (OWA)
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“Renewable energy involves many sectors and players. The announcement of a joint effort is very good news for those of us working to modernize the power system,” said Jean-François Samray, CEO of AQPER. “The partnership will offer global training sessions and conferences from coast to coast in all sectors, in English and in French.”

“We are looking forward to working with national and provincial association partners from coast-to-coast to jointly promote and build upon our successful tradition of high-quality annual events programming that provides direct support to our efforts to grow the renewable energy business in Canada,” said Robert Hornung, president of CanWEA. “Greater cross-promotion and collaboration on educational programming will help the entire renewables industry move forward with a stronger voice and increased impact.”