Thursday, August 2, 2012

NS Gov't OK's South Canoe Wind Project

The Nova Scotia government has given the green light to a major wind-energy project in Lunenburg County. Energy Minister Charlie Parker announced today the province will move ahead with the South Canoe Wind Project. The project is being led by Oxford Frozen Foods, Nova Scotia Power and Minus Basin Pulp and Power. The wind farm will feature between 33 and 50 turbines spread over 6,400 hectares of land between Chester and Windsor. It's expected to generate enough energy to heat 28-thousand homes at full capacity. It's anticipated the wind farm will be operational by 2015.