Minister Cansfield Confirmed as Keynote Speaker at North American Offshore Wind Conference

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Wind Energy Update are delighted to announce that Minister Donna Cansfield, Minister of Natural Resources at Ministry of Natural Resources, will be speaking at the forthcoming Offshore Wind Energy in Coastal North America & Great Lakes conference. This will be taking place at the Delta Toronto East Hotel, Toronto from October 21 - 22 2009.

Wind Energy Update have a strong relationship with Trillium Power Wind Corporation and their CEO, John Kourtoff will give a presentation at the summit on Moving from theory to practice: taking the next steps in North American offshore wind development. With John's strong network and many years of work in the space, it was not long before Minister Cansfield was notified of the event and expressed a keen desire to inform the leading players in the industry of the Ontario Governments plans for offshore wind.

This indicates a refreshing approach and strong desire by a major government body to support an industry that is posed to grow rapidly and add to the nation's GDP than ever before. The industry is entering into a period of "perfect storm" like conditions where a recent government legislation, increased technical knowledge and worldwide experience coupled with sky high oil prices has rocketed demand for alternative energy sources to the top of many agendas.

Ministry of Natural Resources are preparing themselves as an organization that wish to provide a solid platform to harness groundbreaking technology in the space and to implement codes of best practice business wide. This will surely be one of the highlights of the conference and a rare and intriguing insight into the workings of a government institute.

The conference is being endorsed by the Great Lakes Wind Collaborative who will be providing speakers themselves to update the attendees on regulations and timelines, amongst other things.

Minister Donna Cansfield will be joined by over 25 speakers from operators, contractors and financial services organizations including AWS Truewind, Blue H Group, The Boundary Layer Wind Tunnel, Fogler, Rubinoff LLP, ESS Group, 3TIER Environmental Forecast Group and Dexia Crédit Local at the Offshore Wind Energy in Coastal North America & Great Lakes conference. As well as attendees from the likes of Gamesa, WeserWind GmbH Offshore Construction, Cal Dive International, Sgurr Energy, and many, many more.

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Tom Evans
Wind Energy Update
Tel: +44 (0) 207 375 7247


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