While construction costs are higher for producing offshore wind electricity, in an offshore environment the wind blows faster and more consistently compared to onshore (meaning wind energy would be more dependable). Another important factor to think about is land use! There are only so many locations available for onshore wind, whereas offshore wind offers new spaces to build renewable energy sources.

Wind is expected to play a significant role in our transition to net-zero in Atlantic Canada, and we're already off to a great start with wind farms in all four Atlantic provinces. Onshore wind projects have been the main focus, with First Nations communities and companies like Natural Forces, ABO Wind, and the Wind Energy Institute of Canada (WEICan) investing in the wind industry.