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Wind Energy Project

Several Nova Scotian municipal electric utilities have created the Alternative Resource Energy Authority (AREA) and are proposing to develop a small wind energy project in the district of West Hants near Ellershouse. The project will have 7 wind turbine generators, 4 of which will begin construction in early 2015 (phase 1) followed by an additional 3 turbines constructed in phase 2. The project is to be located near Ellershouse, east of Panuke Lake.

AREA will own the wind project and has commissioned Minas Basin Pulp and Power Company Limited to develop the project on its behalf. Staff at Minas have significant experience working on energy projects with local communities throughout the Maritimes.

The development team is committed to working closely with the local community. Project information will be shared via newsletters, emails, phone calls, open houses, one-on-one meetings, and the Community Liaison Committee. For more information on the Community Liaison Committee, click here.

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If you have a business or skills to offer the project, please contact:

Kris MacLellan – Energy Project Coordinator, Minas Energy
(902) 229-0580

Please read our latest newsletters for up-to-date project information. Read more here:

Ellershouse Wind Farm Community News March 2015

Previous newsletters can be found on the What's New Page.

On February 17, 2014, the Minister of Environment approved the Ellershouse Wind Farm's Environmental Assessment. To view a copy of the EA and the Minister's decision, click here.

Thanks to everyone who attended our first Community Liaison Committee meeting on October 30th. Our next meeting will be held on Wednesday November 13 from 6-8pm at the Ellershouse Community Hall. All are welcome.

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