Wind energy is one of the cleanest energy sources available in North America. Unlike some conventional energy sources, wind energy is fully renewable and produces no air emissions.
This source of energy has the added benefit of creating direct and indirect jobs. In the long term, the development of wind farms will create an industry in the community, producing both jobs and income for the local economy.
Wind energy is safe and reliable, as well as economically, environmentally and socially viable.
OUR WIND FARMS
Three wind farms are currently in operation.
Kruger Energy intends to develop a small 30- to 40- MW wind project on the site of the existing Port Alma and Chatham wind farms. To learn more about Chatham Optima Project, visit www.chathamoptima.com
WIND ENERGY FAST FACTS
- Wind energy is the world’s fastest-growing renewable energy source.
- It is projected to grow at an annual rate of 30% over the coming decade.
- Wind energy supplements hydroelectric power.
- The cost of wind power continues to decrease.
Actual and Projected Wind Power Capacity
- Global installed wind energy capacity reached almost 238,000 MW in late 2011. (Source: CANWEA)
- A 25-MW wind farm can produce enough energy to power 7,500 households annually.
- A 25-MW wind farm prevents some 75,000 tonnes of green house gas emissions.
- Wind energy produces no known air pollution and mitigates global warming.
- Wind energy is renewable, reliable and very efficient.