Continuing 2018's growth, Canada finished 2019 with 13,413 MW of wind energy capacity - enough to power approximately 3.4 million homes. The year saw completion of five projects that added 597 MW of new installed capacity, representing over $1 billion of investment. Canada is home to the world's ninth largest wind generating fleet.
Two of the year's five new projects included significant ownership stakes from Aboriginal Peoples, municipal corporations or local owners.
There are 301 wind farms operating from coast to coast, including projects in two of the three northern territories.
The Canadian wind industry’s performance in 2019 continued a trend of strong and stable growth. With Canada’s unparalleled wind resource, there are still opportunities to do more to maximize the economic, industrial development, and environmental benefits associated with wind energy development.
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