Energy In Alberta - Statistics

Solar PV Micro-Generation
The installation of grid-connected solar PV systems in growing rapidly in Alberta.
Today 2,301 Solar Units Installed in Alberta
2012 355 Solar Units Installed in Alberta
2010 122 Solar Units Installed in Alberta
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Wind Power
Alberta now ranks third in Canada for installed wind energy capacity.
Today 1,445 MW Maximum Capacity
2010 724 MW Maximum Capacity
2005 276 MW Maximum Capacity
2000 24 MW Maximum Capacity
Wind represents 9% of Alberta's total generation.
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Hydroelectric Power
Alberta hydro electric facilities represent 5.5% of the market capacity of installed generation.
Currently, there is 894 MW of potential generation in Alberta.
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Biomass and Other
In Alberta, there is a Market Capacity of 428 MW of renewable energy available that can be produced from Biomass and other eco-friendly resources. This represents 2.5% of the generation capacity in the province.
Globally, investment in Biomass generation is dramatically increasing, with the USA out-pacing other world markets. It is an important renewable resource and an affordable resource we can harness.
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Natural Gas
The government is moving to have 30% of Alberta's electricity generated by renewable energy by 2030. In concert with this transition, more natural gas generation will be added to the grid.
Currently there is 7,599 MW of gas generation in Alberta.
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