Manitoba Hydro purchases electricity generated by wind turbines - as of February 2007, Manitoba is generating 103.95MW of electricity from Phase 1 and Phase 2 of the St. Leon project.
Wind power therefore supplies just under 2% of Manitoba's total electricity generation capacity. In 2005, and again in 2006 the Manitoba Government committed to development of 1,000MW of wind power over the next decade.
Other proposed wind projects are being reviewed under the Environment Act (see our Renewable Energy - Wind Energy section). Agreements must also be in place between independent power producers and Manitoba Hydro to integrate this power into Manitoba Hydro's transmission system. To date there are no public environmental statement standards for wind developers to fulfill for their Manitoba environmental license.
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