Continuing 2017's growth, Canada finished 2018 with 12,816 MW of wind energy capacity - enough to power approximately 3.3 million homes, or six per cent of our country's electricity demand. The year saw completion of six projects that added 566 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 six new projects included significant ownership stakes from Aboriginal Peoples, municipal corporations or local owners.
There are 299 wind farms operating from coast to coast, including projects in two of the three northern territories.
The Canadian wind industry’s performance in 2018 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.
Powering Canada's Future
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