Wind Power

Wind power is the conversion of wind energy into a useful form of energy, such as using wind turbines to make electrical power, windmills for mechanical power, wind pumps for water pumping or drainage, or sails to propel ships.

History

Early development of wind energy in Canada was located primarily in Ontario, Quebec, and Alberta. Throughout the late 1990s and early years of the 21st Century every Canadian province has pursued wind power to supplement their provincial energy grids. Alberta built the first commercial wind farm in Canada in 1993.

Facts

Canada is now the ninth largest producer of wind energy in the world with current installed capacity at 5,641 MW – representing about 2.3 per cent of Canada’s total electricity demand.

Sources

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wind_energy

http://www.canwea.ca/index_e.php

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