OTTAWA , Ontario February 10, 2006 ? Canada ?s wind energy industry installed 239 MW of new wind energy capacity in 2005, shattering the previous annual installation record of 122 MW established in 2004. As a result, Canada ?s total installed wind energy capacity grew by 54% in 2005 and now stands at 683 MW. This means that wind energy now produces enough electricity in Canada to power more than 240,000 homes. The year 2006 promises even more dramatic growth, with a minimum of 500 MW of new energy capacity slated to be installed across the country this year. – Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) – PDF file.