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What happens to wind farms at the end of life?

September 6, 2017

Wind energy can provide municipalities with an abundant and affordable source of energy to help meet electricity demands. In fact, Alberta has some of the best wind resources in Canada, with wind farms typically producing energy for 20 to 30 years. But what happens when a wind farm reaches the end of its lifespan?

The Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) has developed a fact sheet about project decommissioning and repowering of wind energy projects to answer frequently asked questions regarding end of life issues for wind turbines. Visit the CanWEA website to learn more about wind energy.

Interested in learning more about addressing climate change? Be sure to visit the Municipal Climate Change Action Centre (MCCAC), a partnership between the Government of Alberta, the Alberta Association of Municipal Districts and Counties, and the Alberta Urban Municipalities Association, which provides funding, technical assistance, and education to municipalities.