Wind power is plentiful in many parts of the world, and can be harnessed safely to generate electricity, without producing any dangerous waste or unwanted by-products.
Wind energy, as part of a diverse renewable energy portfolio across Canada, can also make a valuable contribution to our national energy security and meet rising demand in a sustainable way.
Wind energy systems are among the most technologically advanced and cost-effective renewable electricity generating sources currently available. Modern turbines are likely to be producing useful power for up to 85% of the year, and have a design lifespan at least 20 years. The power produced by onshore wind farms is one of the cheapest forms of renewable energy available today, with the real potential for continuing technological advances to bring the costs down still further.
Wind energy can help meet provincial and national targets on reducing carbon dioxide emissions and is a vital component of a strategy to meet renewable energy targets.