Canada is in the midst of change when it comes to its electricity infrastructure. Many electricity assets are reaching their expiration dates and need to be replaced, but with the concerns associated with global warming, the impact of our critical electrical infrastructure is certainly being considered. 2016 is the year when the power, transmission, and distribution industry will make viable changes to modernize our electricity system for the future generations.
From the West Coast, through the Prairies and onto the East Coast, wind energy is quickly becoming a powerful resource in Canada. It was only last year (2015) that 36 new energy projects were installed in Canada, which totalled 1,506 MW, making Canada the sixth in the world for the amount of capacity, as reported by Canada Wind Energy Association. Come the end of 2015, Canada finished with more than