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TAI Wind

Power through partnerships.

Trillium Power Wind Corporation aims for environmental, social and economic success. This goal for triple bottom line results is being achieved through partnerships with dynamic organizations that share compatible objectives.

TaiWind: partnering for sustainable prosperity.

TaiWind is catalyzing a new era of sustainable prosperity in The Great Lakes.

Founded by Trillium Power Wind Corporation, TaiWind is an organization working to leverage the common requirements of various offshore wind developers in order to build a full offshore wind 'Innovation Chain' in North America.

Current members of TaiWind include:

  • Trillium Power Wind Corporation
  • Golder Associates
  • Vestas Offshore
  • Baird Engineering

Current Trillium Power supporters include:

  • World Wildlife Fund Canada
  • Canadian Auto Workers (CAW)
  • First Nations Technical Institute (FNTI)
  • St. Lawrence College

Trillium Power and TPW1 Offshore Wind site attracts several Offshore Wind Manufacturers

Trillium Power and the TPW1 site have been instrumental in attracting the interest of many global supply-chain manufacturers to Ontario. One example is, Vestas Offshore, a subsidiary of Vestas Wind Systems, to The Great Lakes region. As the world's largest turbine supplier and a pioneer in wind turbine manufacturing, Vestas holds a 20% share of the global wind turbine market, operates in 68 countries, employs over 20,000 people, has installed over 41,000 turbines worldwide – and installs nearly 1 turbine every 3 hours.

Several other wind turbine manufacturers have approached Trillium Power to discuss manufacturing their offshore wind turbines and supply-chains in Ontario.

In August 2011 senior members of the Ontario Government were provided with a proposal by a respected global manufacturer to invest $3 Billion and create 15,000 well-paying, long-term sustainable jobs based on orders for offshore wind turbines from Trillium Power. Unfortunately, to-date they have not received a response from the Ontario Government.

"When Vestas approached us early last summer, they didn't just try to sell us their turbines, they asked how they could assist us in meeting the present challenges in the North American offshore wind market. They recognized that Trillium Power was developing a unique set of optimal offshore wind sites and wanted to participate. They made it clear they were looking to go beyond other suppliers in terms of forging a strategic partnership, which was refreshing." 
- John Kourtoff, President and CEO, Trillium Power Wind Corporation

"It's a fantastic opportunity."
- Anders Soe-Jensen, Global President of Vestas Offshore

"For Vestas...if they're looking to get into the North American offshore wind sector, Ontario is the best place to start by a long shot."
- Denise Heckbert, Clean Energy Analyst, Bloomberg New Energy Finance