Wind is one of the most environmentally friendly methods of producing electricity and is gaining popularity in Alberta and the rest of Canada. Wind energy is responsible for the majority of renewable energy in Alberta (about 65%) and the province continues to be a leader in Canada for wind energy production.
Through subsidiaries, ENMAX Energy is one of Alberta’s largest investors in wind energy production with partial ownership of the McBride Lake Wind Farm and complete ownership of the Taber and Kettles Hill Wind Farms. ENMAX Energy was the first Canadian electricity retailer to offer customers the option to support wind generated energy.
In 2009, the combined generation from green power sources will give ENMAX a total output of 600,000 megawatt hours of emission-free electricity per year, or enough to power the equivalent of 75,000 homes.