2014 was a record year for wind energy development in Canada with new installed capacity from 37 wind energy projects totalling 1,871 MW. Canada finished 2014 with nearly 9,700 MW of total installed capacity.
In 2014, wind energy projects were built and commissioned in the Canadian provinces of Ontario, Quebec, Alberta, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island. Of the 37 new wind energy projects installed in 2014, 16 projects also include significant ownership stakes from First Nations, 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 4 per cent of Canada’s electricity demand with enough power to meet the needs of over 2.5 million Canadian homes.
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