Enbridge is one of Canada's leading suppliers of renewable energy. Since 2002, we have invested in 3,428 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. 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. Rampion entered service in the first half of 2018.
In recent years, we've also 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
- The 497-MW 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.
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 the 249-MW 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).
- 668,211 - Number of homes our wind farms (operating or under construction) power each year, based on net generation.