WindVision 2025: A Strategy for British Columbia, was released by the Canadian Wind Energy Association at its annual conference in Vancouver on October 4th. CanWEA believes that the share of wind energy as a percentage of total generation in the province can increase from the current 250 MW (megawatts) – or 1 % of electricity demand – to 5,250 MW, or 17 %, by the year 2025. If this is achieved, the Association projects over $3.7 billion of direct benefits to BC communities during the construction phase alone, generating an estimated 22,500 person-years of employment during construction, and 7,500 person-years of employment over the 20 to 25 year lifespan of the wind energy projects.
Windvision 2025 is available at:
The accompanying review of the plan by consultants ClearSky Advisors is available at: http://www.canwea.ca/pdf/clearsky-review-windvision-bc.pdf