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Scotian Windfields wins consent

Nova Scotia OKs 8MW community feed-in tariff project

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Nova Scotia regulators have approved the 8MW North Beaverbank wind project by Canadian developer Scotian WindFields.

Scotian has a master framework agreement with Vestas for a plus-50MW portfolio of projects. The Danish manufacturer is supplying V100 2MW machines although some sites may use different models. Vestas is also handling foundation construction and turbine erection.

The projects are owned in partnership with community investment outfit Scotian Wind and WEB Wind Energy North America, a subsidiary of Austria-based WEB Windenergie AG.

The four-turbine North Beaverbank wind farm has a 20-year community feed-in tariff to supply electricity to Nova Scotia Power. The Halifax County project is expected to come online in late 2014.

In the meantime construction is wrapping up at a trio of single-turbine 1.99MW projects. Scotian aims to start commercial operation in the coming weeks at Saint Rose, Little River and Parker Mountain.

Scotian also holds environmental approval for 6MW Martock Ridge and 4MW Nine Mile River. Construction is slated for this year.

Image: Construction is wrapping up on 1.99MW Saint Rose project (Scotian WindFields)

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