The Wind Energy Institute of Canada offers a variety of services to private companies, government, research organizations, and universities. The Institute has been involved with wind turbines since 1981, and understands the technical as well as financial aspects of wind projects. With a focus on research, the Institute has expanded to improve collaboration with academia and other research institutes.
For more information on WEICan services, contact Marianne Rodgers.
WEICan performs testing that leads to certification for small and large wind turbines both at our location and offsite. Small and large wind turbines should be certified to ensure that consumers have a third party-verified product. The most common tests are power performance, acoustics, duration, safety and function, and power quality. These tests are completed to standards such as the International Electrotechnical Commission, American Wind Energy Association, and RenewableUK Small Wind Turbine Standard.
Testing leading to certification can be performed for wind turbines to a variety of certifying bodies including Intertek, Small Wind Certification Council (SWCC), and ClassNK. You can choose to bring your device to our established test site, or we can help identify a suitable site of your own.
The Institute provides technical consultation to entrepreneurs, companies, universities, and governments. The Institute’s team of engineers, technicians and researchers provides a wealth of knowledge. Areas where the Institute has historically been involved include:
As a national research facility and independent wind farm and battery energy storage system operator, with strong industry ties, the Institute is well positioned to lead research in the advancement of wind energy. Research, development and demonstration is carried out at the Institute by our experienced wind technicians, engineers, and researchers.
The Institute views our facilities, including our Wind R&D Park as a laboratory that is available for research. We are open to collaboration with interested parties, including private companies, academia, government, and other research institutes. We currently have several ongoing research projects: