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    Wind energy: From the turbine to our homes


    Author: Siobhan McClelland, Canadian Geographic

    Publish Date: Oct 3, 2013   Last Update: Sep 21, 2018


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    As the generator in a wind turbine creates electricity, a local transformer near the turbine sends it through transmission and distribution lines to users. The electricity can be used locally or put into the electric grid for use farther away.

    Smaller wind turbines can be used to power cottages, farms or remote communities. Larger turbines provide power to the electricity grid, sending electricity to thousands.

    Small wind-generated electricity isolated systems are found across Canada. In Newfoundland and Labrador, isolated systems are primarily supported by diesel generation, though some have access to wind-generated electricity.


    OCT 3, 2013 | DEMAND

    Wind energy: Power for millions of homes


    OCT 3, 2013 | PRODUCTION

    Wind energy: Harnessing the wind's power

    Wind hits the turbine’s blades, which turn a series of internal components connected to a generator to create electricity.


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