Enbridge is one of Canada's leading suppliers of renewable energy. Since 2002, we have invested in 3,432 MW (gross)—or 1,643 MW (net)—of wind-power capacity globally, based on projects either in operation or under construction.
Since 2015, our involvement in European offshore wind energy has grown significantly. Currently, Enbridge has a 24.9% ownership interest in the Rampion Offshore Wind Project in England and a 25% ownership stake in the Hohe See and Albatros Wind Projects in the North Sea off the coast of Germany. Enbridge is also a 50% owner of Éolien Maritime France (EMF) SAS. EMF is currently in the late stages of developing 1,428 MW of offshore wind in France, and was recently selected for another 600 MW offshore wind project in northern France.
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.
In the United States, Enbridge added to its existing wind energy portfolio in November 2016 with the acquisition of the 249-MW Chapman Ranch Wind Project in Nueces County, Texas. With the addition of Chapman Ranch, which entered service in October 2017, Enbridge now owns six wind assets in the U.S.
Enbridge's wind energy portfolio—including projects either operating, planned or under construction—now totals 17 North American wind assets, one UK offshore wind facility, and two German offshore wind farms.
Key facts about our wind power investments:
- 20 - 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). Net capacity excludes our partners' stake in the projects.
- 668,211 - Number of homes our wind farms (operating or under construction) power each year, based on net generation.