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April 14, 2022

WEICan Receives Funding from the Province of PEI Climate Challenge Fund


WEICan has been awarded $99,900 from the Province of PEI’s Climate Challenge Fund. This funding will allow WEICan to take advantage of our long history of expertise in meteorological data and renewable energy assets, as well as our recently commissioned Climate Monitoring Facility, funded by the Climate Challenge Fund in partnership with the University of Prince Edward Island Climate Research Laboratory (UPEI-CRL), to improve climate change adaptation and mitigation through improved climate data and sharing and improved renewable energy efficiency. The goals of this project are to:

1.       Improve knowledge of climate change by enhancing the WEICan/UPEI-CRL Climate Monitoring Facility with additional instrumentation

2.       Prepare for changing weather patterns by understanding and increasing the efficiency/reducing downtime of renewable energy infrastructure on PEI

3.       Improve knowledge sharing of climate change and adaptation by creating a public website to share data from the climate monitoring facility as well as similar units that have been placed throughout the island

June 23, 2020
WEICan Shows Using Wind Turbines for Frequency Regulation is Possible and Can Be Profitable
The Wind Energy Institute of Canada (WEICan) demonstrates that wind turbines are technically able to perform secondary frequency regulation with the potential for financial profit for the wind farm... More >

May 20, 2020
WEICan releases handouts describing 2019 performance and their Wind R&D Park laboratory
WEICan releases two handouts to provide an operations update: 1. The 2019 WEICan Wind RD Park Fact Sheet provides statistics for 2019 park performance. 2. The 2019 Wind RD Park Sheet describes the... More >

August 23, 2019
WEICan releases RFP for proposed 100 kW solar PV system and 200 kWh battery storage system
WEICan proposes to supplement its existing facilities with a solar PV array and a new battery energy storage system and has released a Request for Proposals (RFP) document. The approximate ratings... More >

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