Top wind farms in Canada

These are the top operating wind farms in Canada, each with a capacity of more than 100 megawatts

by Danielle Cameron
wind farms in the distance

Kruger Energy operates a wind farm in Chatham-Kent, Ontario. — Photo courtesy Ken Lund/Flickr Creative Commons

Canada has been utilizing wind farms for years now, and this renewable energy source currently meets about six per cent of the country’s electricity needs. The Canadian Wind Energy Association is planning to increase capacity with a new strategy, which would see 20 per cent of our energy demands met via wind power by 2025.

These are some of the top active wind farms operating in Canada, ranked by capacity:

Rivière du Moulin Wind Project
Location: Regional County Municipality of Charlevoix and Le Fjord du Saguenay, Quebec
Capacity (MW): 350
Owners: EDF Renewables

Blackspring Ridge
Location: Vulcan County, Alberta
Capacity (MW): 300
Owners: EDF Renewables (50%) and Enbridge (50%)

Lac Alfred Wind Project
Location: Near Amqui, Quebec
Capacity (MW): 300
Owners: EDF Renewables Canada and Enbridge

Seigneurie de Beaupré 2/3
Location: 20 kilometres north of Saint-Tite-des-Caps
Capacity (MW): 272
Owners: Boralex and Gaz Métro | Valener

Gros-Morne
Location: The Municipalities of Saint-Maxime-du-Mont-Louis and Sainte-Madeleine-de-la-Rivière-Madeleine, Québec
Capacity (MW): 211.5
Owners: Innergex

Amaranth Wind Farm (also known as Melancthon EcoPower Centre)
Location: Amaranth and Melancthon Township, near Shelburne, Ontario
Capacity (MW): 200
Owners: TransAlta

Wolfe Island Wind Project
Location: Wolfe Island, Ontario
Capacity (MW): 197
Owners: Canadian Hydro Developers, Inc. (TransAlta)

Prince Township Wind Farm
Location: Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario
Capacity (MW): 189
Owners: Brookfield Power Prince Wind LP, a subsidiary of Brookfield Power

Underwood Wind Farm
Location: Bruce County, Ontario
Capacity (MW): 181
Owners: Enbridge Inc.

Comber Wind Farm
Location: Lakeshore, Ontario
Capacity (MW): 165.6
Owners: Brookfield Renewable Power

Kent Hills Wind Farm
Location: Elgin, New Brunswick
Capacity (MW): 150
Owners: TransAlta

Massif du Sud Wind Project
Location: Near Saint-Philémon, Quebec
Capacity (MW): 150
Owners: EDF Renewables and Enbridge

Centennial Wind Power Facility
Location: Swift Current, Saskatchewan
Capacity (MW): 150
Owners: SaskPower

Halkirk Wind
Location: Halkirk, Alberta
Capacity (MW): 150
Owners: Capital Power

Dokie Ridge Wind Farm
Location: Chetwynd, British Columbia
Capacity (MW): 144
Owners: Partners Plutonic Power Corporation and GE Energy Financial Services

Quality Power
Location: Tumbler Ridge, British Columbia
Capacity (MW): 142
Owners: Capital Power

Le Plateau Wind Farm
Location: Ruisseau-Ferguson in Avignon MRC, Québec
Capacity (MW): 138.6
Owners: Caisse de dépôt et de placement du Québec (49%) and Boralex (51%).

St. Joseph Wind Farm
Location: Montcalm, Manitoba
Capacity (MW): 138
Owners: Pattern Energy Group

Jardin d'Eole Wind Farm
Location: Matane, Quebec
Capacity (MW): 133.5
Owners: Northland Power

Carleton Wind Farm
Location: Carleton-sur-Mer, Quebec
Capacity (MW): 109.5
Owners: Innergex

Baie-des-Sables wind farm
Location: Baie-des-Sables and Métis-sur-Mer, Québec
Capacity (MW): 109.5
Owners: Innergex

Bear Mountain Wind Park
Location: Dawson Creek, British Columbia
Capacity (MW): 102
Owners: AltaGas

Kruger Energy Chatham Wind
Location
: Chatham-Kent, Ontario
Capacity (MW): 101.2
Owners: Kruger Energy

Port Alma Wind Farm
Location
: Port Alma, Ontario
Capacity (MW): 101.2
Owners: Kruger Energy

Mont-Louis Wind Farm
Location
: Mont-Louis, Quebec
Capacity (MW): 100.5
Owners: Northland Power

Anse-à-Valleau Wind Farm
Location
: Gaspé, Québec
Capacity (MW): 100.5
Owners: Innergex

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