Canada's wind power capacity increases by almost 25 percent

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

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

Ultimately, the goal is to increase 4.000 megawatts Canada's wind power capacity by 2010. The EPEE program was created to assist governments
provincial governments, utilities, independent power producers and other stakeholders to gain experience with the use of wind energy 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 in varying climatic conditions. 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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contacts:
- 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
Sources: http://www.nrcan-rncan.gc.ca/media/newsreleases/2005/200512_e.htm
Editor: Elodie Pinot, OTTAWA, sciefran@ambafrance-ca.org

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