- Published: 02 August 2005 02 August 2005
Already in 2005 Canada’s wind energy industry has broken its annual growth record and it is set to shatter it before the year is out. As of June 2005, Canada had installed 126MW of new wind energy capacity, breaking the existing record of 122MW established in 2004. Almost 200MW of additional new wind energy capacity is expected to be installed in Canada before the end of 2005. Canada currently has 570MW of installed wind energy capacity, enough to power more than 200,000 homes. ‘With Canada’s installed wind energy capacity expected to grow by close to 70% this year, 2005 will be remembered as the start of Canada’s wind energy boom,’ says Robert Hornung, President of the Canadian Wind Energy Association.