Wind turbines near Medicine Hat. Photo by Brian Zinchuk

Alberta has brought online another wind farm and even more wind turbines in recent days. And despite having increased the amount of nameplate capacity in two years by roughly two-thirds, total power production still flatlines on a frequent but irregular basis.

Around mid-day on Thursday, Nov. 30, wind power generation in Alberta flatlined again. It hit 39 megawatts at 1:38 p.m., according to X bot account @ReliableAB, which posts hourly updates based on data from the Alberta Electric System Operator.

There are now 45 wind farms in Alberta, up from 44 a week before.

 

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