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These news and opinion items are gathered by National Wind Watch to help keep readers informed about developments related to industrial wind energy. They do not necessarily reflect the opinions of National Wind Watch. They are the products of and owned by the organizations or individuals noted and are shared here according to “fair use” and “fair dealing” provisions of copyright law.


July 29, 2021 • Nova ScotiaPrint storyE-mail story

Hants County’s Benjamins Mill eyed for future wind development by Halifax-based Natural Forces

A Halifax-based energy company has begun plans for a 50- to 150-megawatt wind farm in West Hants. Natural Forces is an independent power producer focused on renewable energy production. In business since 2001, Natural Forces has 15 renewable energy sites in operation with four more in development and construction. The Benjamin Mills project is in the very early stages of development, said Amy Pellerin, senior development manager with Natural Forces. The proposed 10 to 28 turbines would be able to . . . Complete story »


May 29, 2021 • Nova ScotiaPrint storyE-mail story

Municipality passes first reading of amended wind energy planning strategy

The first reading of the Municipality of Pictou County’s amended municipal planning strategy regarding wind energy development has passed. Randy Palmer, the chairperson of the municipality’s planning strategy committee, was disappointed council couldn’t meet in person for the first reading. Instead, council met virtually under the provincial lockdown. “A lot of work went into this planning bylaw by the committee members, and we had a lot of input by the public,” said Palmer. Chief administrative officer (CAO) Brian Cullen highlighted . . . Complete story »


March 25, 2021 • Nova ScotiaPrint storyE-mail story

Council seeks update on Port Hawkesbury Paper’s wind farm plans

ST. MARY’S – Councillors for the Municipality of the District of St. Mary’s raised questions at their committee of the whole meeting last week about the status of a major energy projected for the Strait area, tentatively slated to begin construction next year. In February, Port Hawkesbury Paper (PHP) announced that it had “directly funded” the installation of two meteorological towers as crucial steps to building a 112-megawatt wind farm at Pirate Harbour in Guysborough County. During a routine review . . . Complete story »


March 17, 2021 • Nova ScotiaPrint storyE-mail story

Wind farm in preliminary exploration stage

Preliminary work is underway for the potential development of a 50-megawatt, 10-turbine wind farm in Sandy Point, Shelburne County. “We are in the very, very preliminary stages of developing a project here on the inner spine of the Sandy Point peninsula,” said Bill MacLean, president of Community Wind Farms Inc. “In large part the project is south of the Lake Road,” he said. “We have wind studies going on there now and are talking to property owners. We’ve engaged an . . . Complete story »


March 11, 2021 • Letters, Nova ScotiaPrint storyE-mail story

Council’s proposed wind bylaw requires some changes

To the council of the Municipality of Pictou County regarding the proposed wind bylaw: The power production of the existing wind turbines in Pictou County is more than sufficient to provide all the electricity of its inhabitants. The problem is the intermittency of the wind and the storage of the produced electricity. To achieve power self-sufficiency we should invest in photovoltaic power and in ways to store electricity (battery, pump stations, etc.) and of course, in using less. By allowing . . . Complete story »


February 18, 2021 • Nova ScotiaPrint storyE-mail story

Port Hawkesbury Paper proposing to build Nova Scotia’s largest wind farm

Port Hawkesbury Paper is developing a wind farm project that could be the largest in Nova Scotia. The development of the project started three years ago and the current plan is to install 28 towers that could each support a four-megawatt turbine. Allan Eddy, the director of business development for the paper mill, said the goal of the project is to enhance the sustainability of the business. “We’re always looking to reduce our various inputs and the impacts of our . . . Complete story »


December 24, 2019 • Nova ScotiaPrint storyE-mail story

Port Hawkesbury Paper working on possible wind farm to feed it with electricity

PORT HAWKESBURY, N.S. – POINT TUPPER – Port Hawkesbury Paper has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Canada Infrastructure Bank and IFE Project Management Canada to work on a potential wind farm development that would supply greener power to the mill. “CIB was approached by the mill’s development partners early in the year to assist with due diligence during the project planning phase,” Terence Foran, the bank’s director of corporate communications, wrote. “The wind farm is a great opportunity to collaborate . . . Complete story »


March 20, 2019 • Nova ScotiaPrint storyE-mail story

West Pubnico wind turbine to be repaired later this spring

YARMOUTH – An investigation into what caused a wind turbine to catch fire last week is underway. Bryan Garner, director of communications for NextEra Energy, the operators of the Pubnico Point Wind Farm, says a crane will be needed to remove and replace various turbine parts but due to the condition of the ground that won’t happen until spring. “All 16 other wind turbines at the site are functioning normally,” he said. A landowner contacted the company’s site manager about the . . . Complete story »


March 19, 2019 • Nova ScotiaPrint storyE-mail story

Nextera Energy investigates cause of wind turbine fire in West Pubnico

The company that operates a wind farm in West Pubnico where a turbine caught fire and burned Friday is investigating the cause of the blaze. The fire broke out shortly after 4 p.m. Friday at the Pubnico Point Wind Energy Center, owned by Nextera Energy Resources. Firefighters were at the scene quickly but could do little to battle the flames, West Pubnico fire Chief Gordon Amiro said. When the blades turn, the tips are more than 100 metres in the . . . Complete story »


March 18, 2019 • Nova ScotiaPrint storyE-mail story

Wind turbine catches fire at Nova Scotia wind farm, blaze now under control

WEST PUBNICO, N.S.—A towering wind turbine went up in flames Friday at a wind farm located at the edge of a southern Nova Scotia community. The West Pubnico fire department responded just after 5 p.m. to monitor the rotating blades and make sure flaming debris did not start additional fires on the ground. Fire department chief Gordon Amiro said the fire burned itself out after about an hour, once all flammable materials had burned up. Amiro lives a few kilometres . . . Complete story »


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