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  • Renewable Energy Education

    Visit our Community page to learn more about our initiatives in the community and how the project is bringing renewable energy education to local students

  • Community Liaison Committee

    The South Canoe CLC plays an integral role in representing the local community and bringing forward great questions and ideas for the project. To learn more about the CLC, visit the Community page

  • Environmental Assessment

    The Environmental Assessment is a comprehensive study including research on environment, wildlife, health, and visual aspects. To view the EA and more photomontages like this one, visit the What's New page

Latest News

TURBINE DELIVERY UPDATE - Friday October 31, 2014

Happy Halloween! No deliveries will take place today and will resume on Monday.

GPS DELIVERY TRUCK TRACKER

To keep residents informed of exactly where the turbine delivery trucks are located and to help plan your daily travel, we have created a GPS truck tracking tool. Each delivery truck will be equipped with a GPS device and residents can access this information on a website showing truck location at any given time. The GPS tracker will be available every day between about 5am until the last load is delivered and will only display trucks that are loaded with components. Also, the tracker site will be disabled when no deliveries are being made (ie. on weekends). To view the location of delivery trucks, click HERE.


Thank you to everyone who attended the public meeting on September 30 to learn more about the turbine deliveries. To view the materials that were presented, visit our Meetings Section on the What's New page.

Please read our SEPTEMBER NEWSLETTER to get up-to-date information on the project. Also check out our INFOGRAPHIC which tracks construction progress.  To read and see more on the construction progress click here.



South Canoe Wind Farm

The Province of Nova Scotia has set a target of 25% renewable electricity by 2015 and 40% by 2020.  To enable the Province to achieve this goal, 355 GWh of renewable electricity have been awarded to Independent Power Producers (IPPs) through a competitive Request for Proposals (RFP) process, managed by the Renewable Electricity Administrator (REA).  The primary objective of the RFP process was to identify the renewable IPP projects that represent the best value for electricity ratepayers.  

On August 2nd, 2012 the REA announced that the South Canoe Wind Project was successful in the Request for Proposals for renewable electricity.  The procurement process administered by the REA started in September 2011. Nineteen proposals were submitted to the REA.  South Canoe was awarded two of three successful contracts.

A total of 102 MW was awarded to Oxford Frozen Foods (78 MW) and Minas Basin Pulp and Power (24 MW).  Nova Scotia Power is a 49 percent minority owner of each project.  Project timelines are currently being revised and will be shared with the community as soon as possible.

The project area is near the settlements of New Russell and Vaughan, located 25 km southwest of Windsor, Nova Scotia, on approximately 2,800 ha of land.  The site consists of a mix between hardwood forest (some logged), shrubby barren, mixed forest, and coniferous forest (some logged).  The project will include 34 wind turbines, which will produce enough energy to serve approximately 32,000 homes. To view the location of turbines, the transmission line, as well as which turbines will be equipped with aviation lighting, please see the updated project layout below.    

Community engagement activities, including a Community Liaison Committee for the project, are currently underway and will continue throughout project planning, construction, and operation.  To learn more about the Community Liaison Committee, please visit the Community page.  We look forward to engaging the community further as the project develops. 

For project notices, events, and newsletters, please consult the “What’s New” page.


To view a larger version of the layout and transmission line below, click here.

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