Wind Power Developments Gonçalo Pedro, PhD Rowan Williams Davies & Irwin www.rwdi.com
Large Wind• Ontario well poised with FIT program (13.9c/kWh).• 50% domestic content after Jan. 1, 2012.• 1500MW worth of contracts executed.• 6600MW in pipeline. Installed Capacity (CANWEA.ca) Hourly production (month average) (www.theimo.com – Independent Electricity Systems Operator)
Manufacturing Source: CanWEA / CME Wind Industry Supply Chain Opportunities for Canadian Manufacturers.
Key Development Areas• Wind Resource Prospecting.• Community engagement.• Remote sensing.• Met data collection.• Service.• SCADA.• Forecasting.• Re-commissioning.
Status of Small/Urban Wind• Units under 100kW• Probably largest growth area in Wind Industry• Dominated by a few key US players: – Southwest, Bergey, Northern Power Systems.• In 2009, US installed capacity grew by 15% to 100MW.• Most of the growth comes in the 11-100kW segment.
Small Wind Development Areas• Reliable, cost effective technology.• Location, location, location!• Servicing.• Hybrid systems.• Community wind.• Certification.• SCADA.