GE has announced that its 1,000th wind turbine installed in Canada will enter service next month at Cartier Wind Energy's Gros Morne project in the Gaspesie region of Quebec. In addition, the company says it expects to have more than 1,100 wind turbines in the country by the end of this year.
The 1,000th unit is among 67 GE 1.5 MW wind turbines to be installed as part of the first phase of the Gros Morne project; the second phase will add another 74 units.
The first Canadian installation of a GE wind turbine was in Alberta in 2004. Currently, GE machines are installed across four Canadian provinces – Alberta, Nova Scotia, Quebec and Ontario.
Wind farms presently operating in Canada have a total capacity of approximately 4.6 GW.