Canada's wind capacity grows by almost 25 percent

Canada's wind power capacity (currently the fastest growing form of electricity generation in Canada) continues to grow with the announcement of funding for two new wind power projects in Murdochville, Quebec.

The 60 turbines at the Mount Miller and Mount Copper wind farms together provide wind power capacity of 108 megawatts, increasing Canada's wind power generation capacity from 444 to over 550 megawatts. an increase of almost 25%.
These new wind farms have been developed with the support of the Government of Canada's Wind Energy Production Incentive (EPEE) program, which will contribute more than C $ 36,5 million to the two projects, during the next ten years. The EPEE program is administered by Natural Resources Canada.

Ultimately, the goal is to increase Canada's wind capacity by 4.000 megawatts by 2010. The EPEE program was created with the aim of helping governments.
provinces, utilities, independent power producers and others to gain experience with the use of wind power as a source of electricity for Canada. This program allows producers to explore the potential of wind farms in different regions of the country and under varying climatic conditions. The EPEE also highlights the current results of
the installation of small individual turbines as well as the construction and large-scale operation of wind farms.

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- Ghyslain Charron, Media Relations - Natural Resources Canada
- tel: + 1 (613) 992 4447
- Tom Ormsby, Director of Communications - Minister's Office -
Natural Resources Canada - tel: +1 613 996 2007
Editor: Elodie Pinot, OTTAWA,

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