Alberta breaks 1,000 MW wind power milestone

CALGARY HERALD – Alberta’s wind power generation capacity broke the 1,000-megawatt mark for the first time last year, but a national industry association warns there is work to be done if the province wants to continue to be a leader in the sector.

According to 2012 market statistics supplied by the Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA), Alberta added 225 MW of wind power capacity last year. The growth was due to the addition of two major wind farms — the Castle Rock Wind Farm near Pincher Creek and the Halkirk Wind Farm near Stettler.

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