Wind energy developments are delivering significant economic and social benefits to communities and individuals across Canada.
Did you know?
- If Ontario fully implements the government’s Long-Term Energy Plan, it is expected that over $313 million will be paid to landowners in lease payments from the wind energy sector in Ontario from 2011 to 2018 alone.
- $25 million was invested into the community of Wolfe Island during construction and royalties to landowners, tax payments, operation and maintenance expenses and ongoing local economic benefits add up to an another $3 million a year.
Phil Flemming, International Vice-President, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW)
“The IBEW prides itself on providing an extremely competent workforce in the wind energy sector. Wind energy has created thousands of jobs for our IBEW members and affiliate organizations in Ontario and is providing green electricity for the families of the many communities we live in. These highly skilled jobs help build our local economies and provide new work opportunities for our future generation.”