30 Jan '18, 4pm

.#WindEnergy is now the lowest-cost option for new #electricity generation in Canada

.#WindEnergy is now the lowest-cost option for new #electricity generation in Canada

On December 13, 2017, the Alberta Electric System Operator (AESO) and the Government of Alberta announced the implementation of the first phase of the Renewable Electricity Program (REP), which has resulted in the lowest-ever price for wind energy generation in Canada . In November 2017, Lazard’s Levelized Cost of Energy Analysis found that the levelized unit energy cost of wind power declined in the United States by 67 percent between 2009 and 2017. Canada is the ninth largest wind power producer in the world. Over the past decade, on an installed megawatts basis, Canadian developers and utilities have commissioned more wind power than any other form of electricity generation. Visit the Wind Markets section of CanWEA’s website to learn more. Ontario continued to lead Canada in installed wind energy capacity, adding 119 MW of new wind in 2017, bringing that province’s tota...

Full article: https://canwea.ca/news-release/2018/01/30/record-low-pric...

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