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Canada Reaches Wind Capacity Milestone

Canadian-wind-turbineCanada reached 10,000 megawatts of installed wind capacity, thanks to the commission of a project in southwestern Ontario. With the K2 Wind Power Project coming online, Canadian leaders say the country is positioned as a global energy leader, with more wind energy capacity installed in the last five years than any other source of power generation.  This includes three record years of installation.  The five-year average is 1,300 MW each year.  The Canada Wind Energy Association predicts that 2015 will exceed that average.

Every province, plus the Northwest Territories and the Yukon, has operating turbines.  More than 100 communities are powered partially by wind, which translates to about 5 percent of the country’s domestic power demand or 3 million homes. Full story.

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