Alberta, Canada [RenewableEnergyWorld.com] Shear Wind Inc. has announced that it has entered into a 60-megawatt (MW) Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with Nova Scotia Power in connection with a 20-year power supply commitment. The 60 MW of electricity will be produced at the Glen Dhu Wind Park in Nova Scotia.
Shear Wind is planning to erect thirty Enercon E-82, 2-MW turbines. The Glen Dhu Wind Park represents a CAN $150 million [US $147.5 million] investment for Shear Wind in Nova Scotia.
“This 60 MW PPA is Nova Scotia Power’s largest award to date. In addition to the initial 60 MW, the expansion potential for further build-out is an additional 170 MW, as indicated by NSPI interconnection studies. This positions the Glen Dhu Wind Park in an optimal position to participate in export opportunities as well as future requests for proposals (RFPs) in order to secure additional PPA’s,” said Mike Magnus, CEO of Shear Wind.