Wind energy is delivering clean, reliable and low-cost electricity to help grow strong economies and healthy communities.

Did you know? Wind energy is now one of the lowest cost sources of electricity generation.

  • Wind energy is more cost-competitive than new sources of energy supplied by coal with carbon capture and storage, small hydro or nuclear power.
  • The fuel that turns wind turbine blades is free and the price of electricity it produces is set for the entire life of the wind farm.
  • Long-term cost certainty of wind farms have a stabilizing effect on electricity rates, providing important protection for consumers.
  • Unlike other energy supply alternatives, the cost of building wind energy continues to decline, with dramatic drops over the past three years.
  • Wind projects have very short construction periods and can be deployed quickly with many benefits delivered to local communities.

Learn more about wind energy advantages and benefits.


Featured Events

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02/26/2015

Operations & Maintenance Summit


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04/27/2015

CanWEA Western Forum


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06/15/2015

CanWEA Golf Tournament Fundraiser


Upcoming Events

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12/02/2014

Winter Solstice Fundraising Dinner


Wind energy news

10/30/2014

CanWEA is in the process of undertaking a critical review of the recently released Fraser Institute report: What goes up…Ontario’s Soaring Electricity Prices and How to Get Them Down — by Ross McKitrick and Tom Adams, October 2014.


10/30/2014

Youth speak out for wind energy: CanWEA 2014 Power of Wind Contest winners announced


10/30/2014

Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) announces annual award winners at 30th Annual Conference and Exhibition in Montreal, Quebec