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Rural Wind Energy Capacity Development

Impacts Southern Alberta

RADF Investment: $1.2 million

Other Investment: None to date

Total Investment: $1.2 million

Project Period: July 2010–June 2011

Economic Development Economic Development

T: 403.320.3205

Project Description

The Rural Wind Energy Capacity Development project based out of Lethbridge will establish southern Alberta as a world leader in the wind energy sector. The project develops long-term durable training programs, educational products, and stakeholder coalitions. Residents in the region will have opportunities to gain quality employment, diversify their incomes, and support the emerging wind energy sector.

Expected Outcomes and Benefits

All projects go through a selection process to ensure they will improve the quality of life for Albertans. This project meets this objective through the following outcomes and benefits:

  • Retain regional residents through access to high-quality employment
  • Increase diversity in rural incomes and rural economic sustainability
  • Develop educational programming that can be adopted by other regional industries across Alberta
  • Develop a curriculum and specialized equipment for training
  • Create partnerships with Canadian and international energy companies