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CanWEA applauds creation of Quebec wind energy task force

Task force created by province will examine how best to utilize wind energy in Quebec

MONTREAL—The Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) is applauding the Quebec government’s plan to create a task force that will examine how best to utilize the power source in the province.

CanWEA, which said it will “actively participate” in the working group, said it is confident the initiative will strengthen Quebec’s wind energy sector.

“Wind energy has a role to play in Quebec’s economy and sustainable energy development,” CanWEA’s Quebec regional director, Jean-Frédérick Legendre, said in a statement.

“The province is well positioned for the next development phase of the wind energy sector to generate new investments and to further attract component manufacturing. The expansion of the wind energy industry also represents an opportunity for increasing Quebec exports.”

CanWEA’s support comes after Energy Minister Pierre Arcand announced some of the province’s major firms would be asked to prepare a report as part of their involvement in the task force.

According to a report from radio station CJAD 800 AM in Montreal, Arcand said the task force will be asked to examine the future of the industry in Quebec.

“We are determined to work with the government to allow the industry to grow in a favourable and predictable context, which is necessary in order for new wind projects to materialize,” CanWEA’s Legendre said.

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