Western Canada and New England in the Crosshairs of Quebec Businesses

03 Oct 2017

A delegation of nine Quebec-based companies headed by the TechnoCentre éolien (TCE), in collaboration with the Wind Energy Cluster, is participating in the 33th Annual Conference and Exhibition of the Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA), which is taking place October 3-5 in Montréal. Always on the lookout for new markets, participating businesses will benefit from this event and the support of TCE and the Wind Energy Cluster to forge business ties and thereby develop their exports. 

In particular, the markets of western Canada and New England will be on the radar screen of those businesses in the delegation. In Alberta and Saskatchewan, 6,900 MW of wind energy could be added by 2030 to the currently installed capacity. As for New England, several Quebec-based companies are closely following the different stages of the RFPs in Massachusetts and New York, which might translate into promising business opportunities over the next few years. We should point out that in the context of the Massachusetts RFP, 2,929 MW of wind projects were bid by Quebec players or companies that are active in the province. Of these, 1,902 MW might be produced in Quebec. 

The companies making up the delegation (listed below) are well established in the Quebec wind industry. "These companies stand out for their ability to innovate and for the quality of goods and services that they offer, which represent genuine assets to compete in the export markets to other Canadian provinces and the US, explains Frédéric Côté, General Manager of the TechnoCentre éolien and Vice President of the Wind Energy Cluster. Our accomplished team supports the members of the delegation in prospecting for potential clients, notably by organizing tailored private business meetings. This highly appreciated service has proved its worth over the years and has allowed several of the companies to increase their sales outside Quebec." 

Tangible benefits for the Quebec wind sector 

For the past several years, the Quebec wind industry has been active in developing new markets. In fact, a number of businesses are exporting their know-how and their services to the rest of Canada, the US and Mexico. The three most recent missions organized on the sidelines of the annual CanWEA Conference brought together 40 Quebec-based companies and scheduled 386 business meetings. TCE estimates that the potential economic spinoffs of these missions amount to over $13.5 million. 

List of participating companies:

Suspendem Opsis 

Groupe LD Caninno 

The Ohmega Group Inc. PESCA Environnement 

Fabrication Delta Collineo 

Techéol 

Beyond business meetings, the companies composing the Quebec delegation will enjoy broad visibility thanks to a booth featuring the colours of TCE and the delegation. Throughout the event, a B2B meeting place will also be made available at the booth itself. 

This Quebec delegation was organized in partnership with Export Québec thanks to the financial support of the Ministry of Economy, Science and Innovation (MESI). 

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