in News Departments > Projects & Contracts
print the content item

Shear Wind has entered into a 60 MW power purchase agreement (PPA) with Nova Scotia Power Inc. (NS 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 Pictou County, near Merigomish, Nova Scotia.

Shear Wind is planning to erect 30 Enercon E-82 2 MW turbines. The Glen Dhu Wind Park represents a $150 million investment for Shear Wind in Nova Scotia.

"In addition to the initial 60 MW, the expansion potential for further build-out is an additional 170 MW, as indicated by [NS Power] interconnection studies," says Mike Magnus, president and CEO of Shear Wind. "This positions the Glen Dhu Wind Park in an optimal position to participate in export opportunities as well as future requests for proposals in order to secure additional PPAs."

Interconnection feasibility studies are now being conducted, and the results will be assessed by Shear Wind upon completion. Shear Wind will now proceed with all other municipal and provincial permits required.


Trachte Inc._id1770
Latest Top Stories

Senate Passes Tax Extenders Bill With Wind PTC Extension

The legislation, which passed in the U.S. House earlier this month, will renew the critical production tax credit through the end of 2014 - giving developers only about two weeks left to start construction.


Transmission Study Shows Nebraska Could Handle A Lot More Wind Power

A new report released by the Nebraska Power Review Board finds that the state already has enough infrastructure to accommodate at least 2 GW of additional wind generation.


Can Wind Energy And Birds Coexist? Environmental Group Says Yes

The Environmental Defense Fund, a supporter of responsible wind energy development, points out ways to help mitigate impacts of turbines on birds and bats.


Another Study Finds Wind Turbines Do Not Affect Nearby Property Values

Research conducted by the University of Guelph focused on regions in Ontario, and the conclusion echoes that of previous studies.


Too Little, Too Late? U.S. House Approves Wind PTC Extension

The U.S. House of Representatives has passed a tax extenders package that would renew the wind production tax credit (PTC) and about 50 other expired tax breaks through 2014. The wind industry argues the short-term fix is virtually no fix at all.

Hybrid Energy Innovations 2015