Government / Research Institutions / Associations

As a not-for-profit, the Institute is often called upon by government, public/private sector companies and academia to provide expert advice and input to policy and program development. The Institute has also acted as an expert industry representative for the Canadian government at international events. Also offered is a Visiting Professor and Peer Review Program (VPPP) that allows for job shadowing at all levels of the organizations, internships, co-op placements, peer review of papers, etc. The VPPP is designed for professionals who are beginning their careers and are seeking to gain more experience, or mid-level professionals who find themselves with newly added job responsibilities. Complied below is a list of collaborators.


The Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA) works to create opportunities for economic growth in Atlantic Canada by helping businesses become more competitive, innovative and productive, by working with diverse communities to develop and diversify local economies, and by championing the strengths of Atlantic Canada.

ACOA provided funding for the transformation of the Atlantic Wind Test Site into the Wind Energy Institute of Canada in 2005.
The Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) is the voice of Canada’s wind energy industry, actively promoting the responsible and sustainable growth of wind energy. A national non-profit association, CanWEA is Canada’s leading source of information on wind energy’s social, economic, health and environmental benefits for Canadian communities and provincial economies.

The Wind Energy Institute of Canada is an active participant in the member group, CanWEA, and works to bridge the gap between industry and academia.
Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) seeks to enhance the responsible development and use of Canada’s natural resources and the competitiveness of Canada’s natural resources products.

Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) awarded the Institute with 12 Million dollars in 2010 for the creation of their Wind R&D Park through the Clean Energy Fund. Additionally, Natural Resources Canada provided core funding for the Atlantic Wind Test Site which was the precursor to the Institute from 1981 to 2007. Now the Institute works with NRCan on smaller projects such as Clean Energy Dialogues to promote Canadian-American collaboration in wind energy and energy storage demonstrations.
The Prince Edward Island Energy Corporation (PEIEC) is responsible for pursuing and promoting the development of energy systems and the generation, production, transmission and distribution of energy, in all its forms, on an economic and efficient basis. The PEIEC is a crown corporation which owns 73 MW of wind power on PEI.

The Institute and the PEIEC worked together to develop multiple wind farms and have worked together on multiple projects. The Atlantic Wind Test Site, the precursor to the Wind Energy Institute of Canada received some of its operational funding from the PEIEC.
The TechnoCentre éolien (TCE) is a centre of expertise that supports the development of the wind industry through research, technology transfer and technical assistance for businesses. The TCE's primary areas of activity relate to wind energy in cold climates and complex terrain, adaptation of technologies, and integration of Quebec businesses into wind industry supply chains.

The TechnoCentre Eolien and the Institute have a Memorium of Understanding to work together on projects of similar interest.
The Wind Energy Institute of Canada advances the development of wind energy across Canada through research, testing, innovation and collaboration.