EbeneMagazine – CA – Here is where to find all wind turbines in Canada

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Want to know the exact location and specifications of every wind turbine in Canada? The federal government is protecting you

Natural Resources Canada has released the Canadian Wind Turbine Database, which contains the precise latitude and longitude of each turbine, as well as details such as size, power, manufacturer and date of commissioning There is also an interactive map

For example, users can see that the largest rotor diameter of any wind turbine in Canada belongs to the Moose Lake Wind Project, northwest of Tumbler Ridge, BC, which was commissioned last year and which, according to Aeolis Wind Power, should « produce power at a level comparable to that of large BC Hydro projects, such as the Site C dam »

The massive rotors of the four Moose Lake turbines are 141 meters in diameter, well beyond the average diameter of the 6,698 turbines listed in the database, which is 88 meters

“For the first time, Canadians have access to centralized geographic and technical information about the individual wind turbines that make up individual wind farms, (which) have all been collected previously in a very comprehensive fashion,” said Tom Levy, senior wind engineer at the Federal Department of Natural Resources

The ministry’s CanmetENERGY-Ottawa research center collaborated with the Center for Applied Business Research in Energy and the Environment at the University of Alberta and the Canadian Wind Energy Association, now part of the Canadian Renewable Energy Association, to set up the project

The database shows how the wind turbines themselves have grown over time, as well as the size of the industry

« They get bigger They grow Their ability grows And their sophistication increases, » said Levy

About 60% of wind turbines in Canada have been in service since 2010, with an average age of around nine years

British Columbia has the fifth highest number of wind turbines by province or territory, with 292 In addition to Moose Lake in the northeast, there are seven other wind farms in BC – four more in the northeast. east, two in the South Interior and one on Vancouver Island There is also a turbine on Grouse Mountain in the Vancouver area, a tourist attraction with a scenic viewing area

With 2,663 turbines, or about 40% of the country’s total, Ontario has the most About 30 percent of Canada’s turbines are in Quebec, with 1,991, and Alberta comes in third, with 900 turbines

Meanwhile, Nova Scotia has 310 turbines, Saskatchewan 153, Manitoba 133, New Brunswick 119, Prince Edward Island has 104, Newfoundland and Labrador has at 27, the Northwest Territories have four and the Yukon has two

By indicating where wind power is, it also shows where it is not. On the one hand, there are no offshore wind farms in all of Canada Clean Energy BC claims the province has  » vast offshore wind potential ”, especially along the north coast

“I think it shows the opportunity for more renewable energy, more wind power, under the right conditions with the right level of community engagement and support, and all the other infrastructure that is going. with, electric lines to the access « 

The database reveals that the Danish manufacturer Vestas can give its name to most of the turbines now installed in Canada, with 1834

Vestas narrowly beat GE, the second-largest manufacturer of turbines in Canada, with 1,725 ​​German multinational Siemens can claim third-highest manufacturing total, at 1,248

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