- Published: 21 December 2017 21 December 2017
Canada's non-hydro renewable power capacity grew by more than eight per cent in 2016, adding nearly 1,300MW of solar, biomass and wind-generated power, according to the National Energy Board's (NEB) 2017 update of the Canada's Renewable Power Landscape report.
In 2016, Canada's electricity generation was 66 per cent renewable, with non-hydro renewables accounting for 7.2 per cent and hydro accounting for 58.8 per cent. Wind was the dominant source of new non-hydro renewable capacity. Across Canada, 830MW of new wind capacity was added in 2016, while 463MW of solar and biomass capacity was added.