Alberta has fallen behind other Canadian provinces such as Quebec and Ontario due to a lack of a legislative framework to promote renewable energy generation. Alberta faces struggles with its more decentralized laissez faire approach to energy generation, especially in comparison to other Canadian provinces more heavy handed techniques. However, Albertans have hope for standards for a certain minimum of energy to be produced from renewable sources. Albertans have been looking to American states with similar economies for inspiration on how to approach the issue.
The province has large amounts of untapped wind energy potential and the resources necessary to develop it into a major power source. The province currently has 1.12 GW of installed wind energy generation capacity.