2006-2016 Increase in wind capacity and generation;
Saskatchewan, Canada, USA and the World

 

This chart shows the relative increase in installed wind capacity, for Saskatchewan, Canada, the United States and the World, from 2006 to the end of 2016. In that time, and due to a policy of active neglect, Saskatchewan's installed wind capacity increased by 29 percent while that for Canada by 716 percent, the US: 609 percent and the World: 556 percent.

 

Source: American & Canadian Wind Energy Associations, Bloomberg NEF, the Global Wind Energy Council, SaskPower Report & Account.

 

The following table shows how much electricity was generated, by the aforementioned wind capacity,  over a ten-year period to end 2015 (2016 generation data is not yet available).

The data is in terawatt hours  (TWh): an amount equal to one billion kilowatt hours.

 

 
 
Source: SaskPower Annual Reports, BP Statistical Review of World Energy, US Energy Information Administration.

Source: SaskPower Annual Reports, BP Statistical Review of World Energy, US Energy Information Administration.

 
 

One might reasonably ask why electricity generation from wind energy in Saskatchewan has grown hardly at all (19.4 percent) while it has expanded almost 1,000 percent in Canada.