No less than six provincial governments in Canada are specifying purchases of up to several thousand megawatts of wind power. Last month alone, Quebec released details of its call for 2000 MW, Manitoba said it will be seeking 1000 MW and Ontario announced contracts for 950 MW (pages 25-27). But continued rapid growth in Canadian wind is far from a foregone conclusion. To turn a vast opportunity into a sustainable business, the industry must face up to some unpleasant truths and find ways of dealing with them, delegates attending Canada's annual wind conference were warned (pages 47-50).
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