Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada [RenewableEnergyAccess.com] Cape Breton Power, Nova Scotia Power (NSPI) and Quantum Leap Company announced the official launch of the Glace Bay Lingan Wind Power Project, the first privately owned wind farm in Cape Breton. With Nova Scotia Energy Minister, Honorable Cecil Clarke, cutting the ribbon, the launch marks the startup of the first two turbines of the 16 MW wind farm project announced earlier this year.“Glace Bay has been a success story from day one, fuelled by passion and delivering both on time and on budget,” said Ian Tharp, partner with Quantum Leap, the asset management firm that financed the project. “With an additional $500 million expected to go into Nova Scotia wind power in the next decade, we look forward to Glace Bay being the first of many more success stories to come.” As part of its Green Energy Framework announced in October, the Nova Scotia Energy Ministry has proposed an additional 280 MW of new wind power generation over the next ten years, in addition to the 100 MW already planned for the province. Including Glace Bay, Quantum Leap has provided in excess of $30 million in project financing for 10 hydroelectric and wind power companies representing more than 115 MW of development potential across Canada. The two Enercon E48 turbines being commissioned have a capacity of approximately 800 kW each, enough energy to supply approximately 500 homes. The remaining seven wind turbines are expected to be commissioned by December 2006, producing enough energy to supply more than 5,000 homes.