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Wind Power News: Nova Scotia

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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 are the products of the organizations or individuals noted and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of National Wind Watch.


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 »


March 16, 2019 • Nova ScotiaPrint storyE-mail story

Wind turbine catches fire at wind farm in West Pubnico

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 away from . . . Complete story »


March 16, 2019 • Nova ScotiaPrint storyE-mail story

Wind turbine catches fire in West Pubnico; Huge turbine threw burning hunks of material 100 metres to the ground

A wind turbine caught fire in West Pubnico, N.S., late Friday afternoon, throwing huge, burning pieces of material to the ground. Firefighters were called to the scene around 5 p.m., but West Pubnico fire department Chief Gordon Amiro said there was little firefighters could do to douse the flames. “We couldn’t get nowhere near because the blades was still turning, so, and pieces was breaking off the blades,” he said. “So if a piece was to fall off, it would . . . Complete story »


March 16, 2019 • Nova ScotiaPrint storyE-mail story

West Pubnico wind turbine destroyed by fire

WEST PUBNICO, N.S. – With large chunks of burning nacelle components and melting fibreglass blades falling from 80 metres above, there wasn’t much the West Pubnico Fire Department could do when a wind turbine fire was reported the afternoon of March 15. “We couldn’t get close enough and we wouldn’t be able to throw water that high anyway,” said Chief Gordon Amiro. Anything that was burnable in the nacelle, the large bus-shaped structure at the top of the tower, along with . . . Complete story »


September 6, 2018 • Nova ScotiaPrint storyE-mail story

Municipality of Pictou County keeps current turbine setbacks in place

PICTOU, N.S. – County council will not be changing setback requirements for wind turbines. Council accepted a recommendation from its planning advisory committee that there be no changes to the setback requirements by municipal council to the Wind Energy Land-Use By-Law approved in 2007 and amended in 2014 and 2015. Coun. Randy Palmer said a delegation of residents from Tower Road in Millsville approached council in June 2017 on the development of wind turbines. The group wanted the current setbacks . . . Complete story »


August 31, 2018 • Nova ScotiaPrint storyE-mail story

Nova Scotia gives up attempts to find buyer for failed wind tower plant

The Nova Scotia government has given up on attempts to find a buyer for one of Atlantic Canada’s largest industrial sites. In a news release, Business Minister Geoff MacLellan says for more than two years “every effort” was made to find a buyer for the former DSME wind plant in Trenton without success. MacLellan says a court-appointed receiver will transfer ownership of the Trenton lands to Crown-owned Nova Scotia Lands Inc. effective Sept. 7 and will begin auctioning off the . . . Complete story »


June 6, 2018 • Nova ScotiaPrint storyE-mail story

Peck ‘elated’ over unanimous PAC endorsement for Kings County large-scale wind proposal

KENTVILLE, NS – A concerned County of Kings citizen says that when it comes to the siting of large-scale wind turbines, “it’s not over until it’s over.” Warren Peck of Black River Road said he was very pleased to see a plan he put forth in his “Proposal for Appropriate Large-Scale Wind Turbine Development in Kings County, Nova Scotia” included in presentations at public consultation sessions last September. The sessions were intended to gather input on the municipality’s draft Municipal . . . Complete story »


March 21, 2018 • Nova ScotiaPrint storyE-mail story

Province likely to lose $2M in failed energy-storage project

The province will likely lose about $2 million it invested in an energy-storage project that had ties to Nova Scotia but ultimately never came to fruition. Through Innovacorp, the province put the money into LightSail Energy with the intention the company would use three wind turbines in Queens County to test its energy-storage technology, as well as employ 10 people full time. LightSail Energy is based in Berkeley, Calif., but the company’s co-founder and chief scientist is Danielle Fong, who . . . Complete story »


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