In just over a decade, Enbridge has invested in more than 1,500 MW of wind-power capacity in North America, en route to becoming the second-largest wind energy generator in Canada.
Wind energy is one of the best choices for powering the future. It helps diminish acid rain, smog, and greenhouse gases that contribute to climate change.
In 2011, Enbridge entered the growing Quebec wind energy market with our 50-per-cent interest in the 300 MW Lac-Alfred wind farm on the Gaspe Peninsula near Amqui, and followed that with the 150 MW Massif du Sud project in the Chaudiere-Appalaches Region. In 2012, we expanded our investment in the province with the 80 MW Saint-Robert-Bellarmin project in MRC du Granit, about 300 kilometres east of Montreal. Our 12 wind farms across North America now have a total generational capacity of 1,549 MW -- including our 300 MW Blackspring Ridge project near Lethbridge, Alta., which will be the largest wind facility in Western Canada once operational.
Our Wind Power Investments - Key Facts:
- 12 - Number of wind farms in operation or under construction.
- 1,549 MW - Total power capacity from our wind power investments in operation or under construction.
- More than 500,000 - Number of homes our wind farms can power each year.
- 1.3 million tonnes - Annual greenhouse gas emission reductions represented by our wind power investments.