The Wind Energy Institute of Canada advances the development of wind energy across Canada through research, testing, innovation and collaboration.
Since 1981, WEICan has been at the forefront of Canada's wind research program. WEICan, which until 2006 was known as the Atlantic Wind Test Site (AWTS), is situated in North Cape, Prince Edward Island (PEI), an area with an outstanding wind resource. As we move forward, we continue to work in close collaboration with our many partners including universities, colleges and other research institutions, private sector companies, governments and utilities. In doing so, we continue to lead the integration of wind energy across Canada by means of testing and certification, as well as research, development, innovation and collaboration.
The Wind Energy Institute of Canada is a not-for-profit Institute which is governed by a volunteer board of directors. The Institute is self-sufficient through the sales of its wind energy from our 10 MW Wind R&D Park.
The Institute is staffed with highly qualified professional employees. As a collaborative organization the expertise and experience of the employees at the Institute is complimented by our partnerships with industry, academia and the public sector.