Nova Scotia Power Signs 55-MW Wind Deal

Nova Scotia Power has signed a long-term agreement with RMSenergy to develop wind farms in Pictou and Antigonish counties. The wind farm in Pictou County will be located on Dalhousie Mountain and will consist of 34 turbines with a total peak capacity of 51 megawatts (MW). The other project will be located near Maryvale and will use up to four turbines with a peak capacity of 6 MW.

The contract with RMSenergy is the result of a competitive bidding process run by Nova Scotia Power in order to add new renewable energy capacity in the province. Following this agreement, a total of 240 MW of wind  capacity will be providing electricity to Nova Scotia Power customers by the end of 2009.

“We are implementing a business strategy that will take us to a cleaner, greener future — for Nova Scotia Power and for our customers,” said Ralph Tedesco Nova Scotia Power’s President and CEO. “Wind farms like the ones at Dalhousie Mountain and Maryvale are part of our plan to increase the amount of energy produced from wind in Nova Scotia by 500 per cent between now and 2010.”

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