27 Feb '15, 8pm

#DidYouKnow Alberta has 1,471MW of wind energy as of Dec. 2014? #FactFriday @CANWindEnergy

Wind Energy: Helping Alberta Green its Grid Wind energy is an established and growing player in the Alberta electricity market, providing clean and renewable electricity to complement conventional energy sources and to diversify Alberta’s electricity generation mix. Canada’s first commercial wind farm, today owned by TransAlta, was installed at Cowley Ridge in Southern Alberta in 1993. Alberta ranks third in Canada with an installed wind energy capacity of 1,120.3 MW. The province’s wind farms produce enough electricity to power over 600,000 average sized homes. Alberta’s electricity market is a deregulated merchant market that allows anyone to enter the market if they believe they can obtain sufficient revenues in order to ensure their project is economical. There is, however, uncertainty about electricity prices in the Alberta market over the mid-to-long-term horizon. El...

Full article: http://canwea.ca/wind-energy/alberta/

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