2015 was another remarkable year for wind energy in Canada with new installed capacity from 36 wind energy projects totalling 1,506 MW, placing Canada sixth in the world for the amount of capacity added in 2015, and representing $3 billion in investment. Canada finished 2015 with over 11, 000 MW of total installed capacity.
In 2015, wind energy projects were built and commissioned in the Canadian provinces of Alberta, Saskatchewan, Ontario, Quebec and Nova Scotia. Of the 36 new wind energy projects installed in 2015, 23 projects also include significant ownership stakes from Aboriginal Peoples, Municipal Corporations or local farmers.
In May of 2015, Canada surpassed the 10,000 MW threshold, placing it seventh in the world for installed capacity. Today, wind energy supplies approximately five per cent of Canada’s electricity demand with enough power to meet the needs of over three million Canadian homes.
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