• 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

We are making great progress on site and are ready to deliver turbines to site on October 6. You are invited to a public meeting to learn more on Tuesday September 30th from 7-8:30pm at the New Ross Fire Hall. To learn more, click on the doc below or visit our What's New page in the Meetings section.

Please read our AUGUST NEWSLETTER to get up-to-date information on the project and our plan to transport turbines to site in early October. Also check out our NEW INFOGRAPHIC which tracks construction progress. We have completed eight turbine foundations! To read and see more on the construction progress click here.

A BIG THANK YOU to everyone who attended the April 2nd open house in New Ross. It was a great success and we appreciate the great turnout, thoughtful questions, and warm welcome to Acciona! To view posters displayed at the event as well as photos, click here

South Canoe in the Atlantic Business Magazine - check out their story called "The Power of Three - A made-in-Nova Scotia solution brings South Canoe project to fruition."
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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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