BANGOR, Maine — Three of Canada’s alternative energy developers will participate in the Alternative Energy Technologies in Canada Conference to be held Wednesday, March 18, in Bangor.

The three companies will discuss their investments in Maine and North America’s energy sector and explain why Maine has competitive geographic advantages to support a growing alternative energy industry.

The conference will be hosted by the Maine International Trade Center and is sponsored by Bangor Hydro-Electric Co.

“There are some major initiatives in alternative technologies and Canadian investment in Maine,” said MITC President Janine Bisaillon-Cary. “This conference is presented to explain the significant potential for partnerships, as well as new opportunities for Maine’s business community.”

The conference, to be held from 8:30 a.m. to noon at Bangor Savings Bank’s Eames Learning Center at 203 Maine Ave., will feature an opening address by Sharon Reishus, chairwoman of the Maine Public Utilities Commission. A panel discussion highlighting technologies in wind power, geothermal and underground power generation, and tidal power will be moderated by Bangor Hydro.

The three participating Canadian companies, TransCanada of Calgary, Riverbank Power of Toronto and Minas Basin Pulp and Power in Nova Scotia, are widely recognized as leaders in the wind, geothermal, hydro and ocean technology fields.

Information about the conference and the Canadian companies is available at: