As winter descended on the heartland of Canada’s oil industry, Alberta’s government delivered stunning results from its first renewables tender — with wind projects taking home all the capacity awarded on 13 December.

At a weighted average of C$37 ($29.85) per MWh, including projects as cheap as C$30.90/MWh, the winners would not have looked out of place in a low-cost developing country with a thriving wind market.