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April 14, 2022

WEICan Receives Funding from the Province of PEI Climate Challenge Fund


WEICan has been awarded $99,900 from the Province of PEI’s Climate Challenge Fund. This funding will allow WEICan to take advantage of our long history of expertise in meteorological data and renewable energy assets, as well as our recently commissioned Climate Monitoring Facility, funded by the Climate Challenge Fund in partnership with the University of Prince Edward Island Climate Research Laboratory (UPEI-CRL), to improve climate change adaptation and mitigation through improved climate data and sharing and improved renewable energy efficiency. The goals of this project are to:

1.       Improve knowledge of climate change by enhancing the WEICan/UPEI-CRL Climate Monitoring Facility with additional instrumentation

2.       Prepare for changing weather patterns by understanding and increasing the efficiency/reducing downtime of renewable energy infrastructure on PEI

3.       Improve knowledge sharing of climate change and adaptation by creating a public website to share data from the climate monitoring facility as well as similar units that have been placed throughout the island

August 23, 2019
WEICan releases RFP for proposed 100 kW solar PV system and 200 kWh battery storage system
WEICan proposes to supplement its existing facilities with a solar PV array and a new battery energy storage system and has released a Request for Proposals (RFP) document. The approximate ratings... More >

May 15, 2019
WEICan Releases PERD Project Summary Report
NRCan’s PERD project is intended to provide empirical evidence for the ancillary services that wind turbines and storage batteries are capable of providing in addition to simply generating... More >

March 14, 2019
Wind Energy Institute of Canada Receives Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Engineering Achievement
The Wind Energy Institute of Canada received an Award for Engineering Achievement from the Office of Lieutenant Governor – Government of Prince Edward Island for its work within the national wind... More >

The Wind Energy Institute of Canada advances the development of wind energy across Canada through research, testing, innovation and collaboration.