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Wind is one of the oldest sources of renewable energy. Long before the first wind farm was built, wind was used to pump water or to grind grains in mills.
Today, wind is harnessed on both large and small-scale bases to generate electricity. Most large wind farms are found in areas where the wind blows without nearby structures, such as offshore or in some coastal areas.
Wind power can be an economical and viable contributor to Ontario's electricity supply mix. See the wind tracker at the bottom of the page for the current output.
The status of individual contracted electricity supply projects within different IESO procurement programs is now available in the IESO Active Generation Contract List.