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Firstly, Why Wind ?


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Firstly, Why Wind ?

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Firstly, Why Wind ?

  1. 1. Why Wind for Energy Wind Farm Development, Design, Operation and Maintenance Don McKay, ORTECH Power
  2. 2. Outline <ul><li>Advantages </li></ul><ul><li>- economic </li></ul><ul><li>- social </li></ul><ul><li>- environmental </li></ul><ul><li>Canada’s Present Energy Situation </li></ul><ul><li>Global Wind Energy Situation </li></ul><ul><li>Canada’s Wind Energy Potential </li></ul>
  3. 3. Economic Advantages <ul><li>Revitalize Rural Economies </li></ul><ul><li>Fewer subsidies </li></ul><ul><li>Free Fuel </li></ul><ul><li>Price Stability </li></ul><ul><li>Promotes Cost-Effective Energy Production </li></ul><ul><li>Creates Jobs </li></ul>
  4. 4. Social Advantages <ul><li>National Security/Energy Independence </li></ul><ul><li>Supports Agriculture </li></ul><ul><li>Local Ownership </li></ul>
  5. 5. Environmental Advantages <ul><li>Clean Air </li></ul><ul><li>Clean Water </li></ul><ul><li>Mining and Transportation </li></ul><ul><li>Land Preservation </li></ul>
  6. 6. Canada’s Present Energy Production Situation <ul><li>Coal fired power plants </li></ul><ul><li>Gas fired power plants </li></ul><ul><li>Hydro </li></ul><ul><li>Nuclear </li></ul><ul><li>Renewable </li></ul>
  7. 7. Global Wind Energy Situation <ul><li>Global cumulative wind power capacity </li></ul><ul><li>Global annual wind power capacity </li></ul><ul><li>Wind power development vs nuclear development </li></ul>
  8. 11. Canada’s Wind Energy Potential <ul><li>Present situation </li></ul><ul><li>Projection to 2016 </li></ul>
  9. 12. 2006 - a Record Setting Year : Year 534 MW Installed (600+ by Year End) Source: CanWEA
  10. 13. Wind Energy in Canada Presently 2369 MW Source: CanWEA
  11. 14. Future Prospects for Wind Energy in Canada <ul><li>While Canada does not have a national wind energy target, several provincial governments have established initial targets, including: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ontario 4,600 MW by 2020 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Quebec 4,500 MW by 2016 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Alberta (seeking approval for new transmission investments for a few thousand MW of wind energy) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>British Columbia (approx. 3,000 MW of new renewables by 2016) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Taken together, these targets add up to a minimum of 12,000 MW of wind energy by 2016: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Producing enough electricity to meet 4% of Canadian electricity demand in 2016 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Representing 20-25% of the electricity produced from all new generating facilities projected to be built in Canada between 2006 and 2016 </li></ul></ul>Source CanWEA
  12. 15. Wind Energy in Canada in 2016: 12,000 MW <ul><li>Provincial objectives now represent a minimum of 12,000 MW by 2016, including: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ontario : 4,600 MW by 2020 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Quebec : 4,500 MW by 2016 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Alberta : Transmission options for 2,000 – 3,000 MW </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Manitoba : 1,000 MW by 2017 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Maritime Provinces : more than 800 MW by 2015 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>BC, Newfoundland & Labrador : large untapped potential </li></ul></ul>Source: CanWEA
  13. 17. Questions?