Alberta now has 44 wind farms, and Wednesday night they collectively produced next to no power

These low output numbers are despite substantial growth in both wind and solar power nameplate capacity. In recent months Alberta’s wind capacity grew from 3,618 megawatts to 4,410, an increase of 802 megawatts. That’s an increase of 22 per cent capacity in just a few months. And yet all those additional nameplate megawatts didn’t amount to a hill of beans when the wind decided not to blow across all of southern Alberta, as typically happens in these scenarios which Pipeline Online has reported on no less than 20 times in the last two years.