Since 2002, Enbridge has invested in 3,428 MW (gross) of wind-power capacity globally, based on projects either in operation or under construction, and is one of Canada's leading suppliers of renewable energy.
In November 2016, Enbridge added to its existing U.S. wind energy portfolio with the acquisition of the 249-MW Chapman Ranch Wind Project in Nueces County, Texas. With the addition of Chapman Ranch, Enbridge now owns six wind assets in the U.S. with a combined generating capacity of 1,115 MW (gross).
Across the Atlantic Ocean, Enbridge has a 24.9-percent interest in the 400-megawatt Rampion Offshore Wind Project, located 13 kilometers due south of Brighton, England, in the English Channel.
Since that 2015 announcement, we've expanded our presence in European offshore wind through:
- The acquisition of a 50-percent interest in Éolien Maritime France (EMF) SAS, a French offshore wind development company, in mid-2016; and
Hohe See Offshore Wind Project and 112-MW Albatros Offshore Wind Project, both located in the North Sea off the German coast, in which Enbridge holds a 25.5-percent ownership interest.
Given our well-established renewables business and growing proficiency in wind power technology, these projects are a natural next step for Enbridge, as they further develop our expertise in the business and support our objective of developing new platforms for growth.
Enbridge's wind energy portfolio—including projects either operating, planned or under construction—now totals 16 North American wind assets, one UK offshore wind facility, and two German offshore wind farms.
Key facts about our wind power investments:
- 19 - Number of wind farms in operation, planned or under construction.
- 1,643 MW - Total net generation capacity from our wind power investments (operating or under construction).
- 668,211 - Number of homes our wind farms (operating or under construction) power each year, based on net generation.