News Release

REF NO.: 101


DATE: April 2, 2007

Have you ever wondered about Newfoundland and Labrador’s wind energy potential?
Newfoundland and Labrador is known for the strong winds that blow across the province. Energy producers like Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro are currently considering the uses for this wind in generating a new source of energy.
Jim Keating is vice president of business development at Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro. He is charged with expanding Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro's portfolio beyond the traditional electricity generation and transmission business into other energy sectors including wind power, other alternative renewable energy, and oil and gas.
Join Mr. Keating as he provides an overview of wind potential in three regions of Newfoundland and Labrador and three energy supply opportunities – small wind, big wind and hydrogen-wind-diesel integration.
            The event, hosted by the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science at Memorial University and the Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Newfoundland and Labrador, will be held on Thursday, April 5, 2007, at 7:30 p.m., in the S. J. Carew Building lecture theatre, room EN-2006, on Memorial’s St. John’s campus. Admission is free. Parking is available in Lot 16. All are welcome. Reception will follow.

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