Within the past 11 years, Canada has built more wind-energy capacity than any other form of energy generation.
Globally, wind energy is one of the fastest growing major sources of new electricity around the world, with installations of more than 55,000 MW of clean, reliable wind power in 2016 alone. More than 80 countries have now installed wind-energy facilities. The U.S. is the second largest market with more than 82,000 MW, capable of supplying up to 25 million homes. Canada is in eighth place with just more than 12,000 MW, meeting about 6 percent of Canada’s electricity needs.
Wind energy has made tremendous progress in Canada, and the future promises continued strong growth. In the past decade, wind has become not just a mainstream energy choice; it is now the mainstream energy choice. Canadians have built more wind-energy capacity over the past 11 years in the country than any other form of electricity generation.