Wind blows through Canada’s oilpatch
October 25, 2018
Breezes of political change may be blowing across Canada, but the wind energy industry says it can insulate itself from shocks that come with new governments by offering power at competitive prices.
Brandy Gianetta, Ontario regional director for the Canadian Wind Energy Association, said her industry was surprised when Doug Ford, the province’s new Progressive Conservative premier, cancelled a contract for an 18.5-megawatt wind project and passed legislation to limit compensation for the German company installing the turbines.
“Investor confidence took a real hit,” Giannetta said in an interview. “The government can’t just be changing the rules willy-nilly.”