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Renewables Bids From Alberta and Saskatchewan — Report Released

OTTAWA, Ont. -- Today Canadian Clean Energy Conferences published a report on "New Renewable Energy Opportunities in Alberta and Saskatchewan" focusing on the competitive bids for new renewables generation coming from Canada's Western provinces. Alberta's system operator, AESO, and Saskatchewan's crown-owned utility, SaskPower, are currently preparing renewables procurement plans to meet their new renewable energy targets for 2030 and are expected to open competitive bids this year.

The report looks at the timeline, structures and financing landscape for new renewables projects in these provinces and summarizes key questions for lenders and developers looking to participate in Alberta's more complex merchant market. It offers insight from the Government of Alberta and SaskPower, as well as informed views from leading renewable energy lenders, developers, advisors, and suppliers. To download the report, visit:

Alongside the report, Canadian Clean Energy Conferences has launched the Alberta and Saskatchewan Renewable Energy Finance Summit, June 2-3, Calgary, which brings together key government and system operator representatives with renewables lenders, developers and suppliers for two-days of essential networking and critical market updates.

Siemens and Gowling WLG are Thought-Leader Sponsors for this high-caliber Summit and Torys, Senvion and Enercon are also supporting the event which focuses on driving renewables finance success under these exciting new procurement programs. The Summit will feature 50+ speakers including key decision-makers from the Government of Alberta, the Government of Saskatchewan, AESO, and SaskPower.

Speakers from leading lenders and developers include senior representatives from Manulife Financial, BMO Capital Markets, EDF EN, RBC Capital Markets, Algonquin Power, Capital Power, Enbridge, Northland Power, Pattern Development, ATB Corporate Financial Services, Greengate Power Corporation, TransAlta Renewables, First Nations Power Authority, Axium Infrastructure, CIBC Capital Markets and Natixis. To view the agenda, visit:

"After 6 years focusing on the Ontario and Nova Scotia renewables markets with our FIT Forums, we are very excited about the new procurement developments in Alberta and Saskatchewan and look forward to discussing next steps in detail this June in Calgary," commented Adrienne Baker, Director, Canadian Clean Energy Conferences. "Particularly in Alberta's more complex merchant market, it will be wonderful timing to hear from debt and equity lenders on financing challenges and solutions for greenfield projects."

For more details visit

About Canadian Clean Energy Conferences

Canadian Clean Energy Conferences is an Ottawa-based research and business-to-business event company specializing in creating opportunities for renewable energy project development. The company launched the Ontario Feed-In Tariff Forum in 2010, the sixth successful edition of which was held in March 2015. We have supported other renewable energy initiatives across Canada through events such as the Nova Scotia FIT Forum, the Renewable Energy Storage Summit and the National Renewable Energy Forum.


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