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Aspire Talks With Canadian Wind Energy Developer Keewatin's Chris Craddock

posted on Apr 09, 2009 07:48AM
Aspire Talks With Canadian Wind Energy Developer Keewatin's Chris Craddock

Interview by Todd M. Pitcher, Managing Partner of Aspire Clean Tech Communications

SAN DIEGO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 04/07/09 -- Aspire Clean Tech Communications today announced an interview with Canadian wind energy developer Keewatin Windpower's (OTCBB: KWPW) CEO Chris Craddock.

Key Highlights of the Interview Include:

-- Discussion on Keewatin's upcoming acquisition of Sky Harvest, and

-- Keewatin's 150MW wind project in development, and the aggregate 300MW in planned wind projects post Sky Harvest acquisition.

Canada's wind power market grew 28.3% year-over-year last year, eclipsing the 2,000MW milestone to post capacity at year end of 2,369MW. Despite the current macroeconomic crisis, the Canadian Wind Energy Association projects that this year installations will exceed last year's installed capacity which would put it at more than 3,000MW installed. The Global Wind Energy Council recently reported that the aggregate provincial targets for installed wind capacity, "would, if achieved, results in a minimum of 12,000MW of installed wind energy capacity in Canada by 2015."

Research Capital's Matt Gowing told Aspire recently that he expects the pace for wind installed capacity to quicken in Canada, pointing to the recent proposal for a feed-in-tariff in Ontario, which would be the first such framework in North America. Gowing said that other provinces will be watching this development closely and if a feed-in-tariff is successful in Ontario, we can reasonably expect that to be adopted by the other provinces. The Ontario proposal calls for ยข13.5kWh for onshore wind and could be in place by this summer.

To read the complete Keewatin interview, please click here.

Important Disclosure: Aspire Clean Tech Communications ("Aspire") is retained by Keewatin to provide strategic consulting and corporate communications services. Aspire is a clean tech and alternative energy-focused professional services firm, based in San Diego, California. It is also the publisher of the Aspire Week in Review newsletter, which provides commentary, analysis and updates on business and political developments supporting the global clean tech and alternative energy markets. For more information about Aspire, or to request a free subscription to the Aspire Week in Review, go to www.aspirecleantech.com.

About Keewatin Windpower Corp.

Keewatin Windpower Corp. ("Keewatin") is a Saskatchewan-based development stage wind energy company.

About Aspire Clean Tech Communications, Inc.

Based in San Diego, Aspire Clean Tech Communications is dedicated to providing strategic consulting and communications services to businesses operating in the alternative energy and clean tech industries. Our commentary and outlook on the public markets and the alternative energy can be found on a daily basis at www.smallcappulse.com. Aspire is the publisher of the Aspire Week in Review newsletter, an alternative energy and clean technology publication that is broadly distributed throughout the U.S. on a weekly basis.

For more information about Aspire Clean Tech Communications, Inc., contact Todd M. Pitcher at 760-798-4938 or go to www.aspirecleantech.com.

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Source: Marketwire (April 7, 2009 - 9:01 AM EDT)

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