Canada ranks as the ninth largest market in the world with a wind energy capacity of 4,008 MW at the end of 2010, an increase of 21% on the prior year. The report, “Analyzing Wind Energy in Canada,” is said to provide a detailed analysis of wind-energy capacity and the generation of electricity from wind in Canada, using the latest available data. Coverage includes installed and added volumes, shares of total, renewable, and non-hydro renewable energy sources, growth rates against other renewable energy sectors, and forecasts to 2020. All from a local, regional, and global perspective with comparisons to other leading markets regionally and worldwide. Part of the energici.com databook series, this report can be reviewed against others in the series to compare sector and country performance and put trends into global perspective. Authors say the report scope includes:
- Volumes, shares, growth rates, and forecasts.
- Comprehensive analysis of current and historical installed capacity, added capacity, net generation and net consumption statistics
- Forecasts through to 2020 with gap analysis against stated targets
- Analysis at the provincial, country, regional, and global level.
- Comparison of wind energy versus trends in biomass and waste energy, geothermal energy, hydroelectricity and solar energy.
- Relative ranking of the local market against regional and global rivals.
They add that key data points include:
- Installed capacity (total, per capita, per GDP, per sq km)
- Added capacity – net generation
- Net consumption
- Percent of total capacity – % of renewable capacity
- Percent of non-hydro renewable capacity – % net generation
- Percent net consumption – 1 year growth rates %
- Five year compound annual growth rates %
The authors say the report identifies key trends and developments within the local wind energy market, and it lets readers understand the importance of the trends relative to other renewable energy sectors and relative to regional and global trends.