TechnoCentre éolien

TechnoCentre éolien

April 17, 2008 08:00 ET

Quebec's First Wind Energy Industry Gala Finalists Now Known

GASPE, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - April 17, 2008) - The Wind Energy TechnoCentre today made public the names of the finalists for Quebec's first wind energy industry gala, presented by Hydro-Quebec, which will be held on May 7 in Matane as part of the Wind energy industry conference: Develop, Innovate, Export. This first Gala aims to salute the organisations and individuals that have made particularly outstanding contributions to the wind power sector in Quebec over the past three years.

In all, 14 organisations submitted their applications, resulting in 26 nominations for the various categories honoured this year. Once the jury had completed its analysis, it retained eight finalists. "We are pleased to see how well Quebec businesses participated. This proves just how dynamic this young industry is and it is pertinent to reward the pioneering work done over the past three years by the different actors in the wind energy industry in Quebec," declared Andre Lemieux, the general manager of the Wind Energy TechnoCentre, the organisation that came up with the idea for Quebec's first wind energy industry gala.

Businesses could submit nominations for any of the following four categories: Advancement, Outreach, Rising Star and Personality of the year. In addition, the finalists for the Organisation of the year category were chosen from amongst all the finalists retained by the jury. All the finalists are named below.



Advancement Outreach
- 3Ci energie eolienne - 3Ci energie eolienne
- Groupe Collegia - Genivar
- PESCA Environnement - LM Glasfiber Canada

Rising star Personality of the year
- 3Ci energie eolienne - Marjolaine Castonguay,
- Cemta PESCA Environnement
- Le Groupe Ohmega - Gilles Lefrancois,
Innergex energie
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Organisation of the year - Robert Vincent,
- 3Ci energie eolienne 3Ci energie eolienne
- LM Glasfiber Canada
- PESCA Environnement


The finalists were selected by a jury composed of the following people:

- Clement Drolet, Director, Chemistry, Plastics Processing, Metallurgy and Equipment Directorate, Ministere du Developpement economique, de l'Innovation et de l'Exportation

- Roger Perron, Regional Director - Eastern and Northern Quebec, and Director, Hydro-Quebec Distribution Network

- Francois Roussy, Chair, Wind energy ACCORD niche

- Jean-Francois Samray, CEO, Association de l'industrie electrique du Quebec

- Sean Whittaker, Policy Director, Canadian Wind Energy Association

Awards presentation

The winner for each category will be announced in the presence of over 200 guests at the evening gala on May 7, 2008 at Hotel Riotel in Matane. To attend this eagerly awaited gala, you can register at www.eolien.qc.ca/colloque2008.

We would like to thank Hydro-Quebec, the gala's official presenter, and our funding partners, Canada Economic Development and the Ministere du Developpement economique, de l'Innovation et de l'Exportation.

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