Scotianweb adds 28MW
Two-phase community FiT projects completed in Nova Scotia
Scotianweb is developing new community feed-in tariff projects in Nova Scotia after completing a two-phase 28MW COMFIT portfolio.
The 12MW third phase includes the 6MW Hardwood Lands and 1.99MW Brenton wind projects, which have been awarded provisional COMFIT approval.
Scotianweb is a joint venture of Scotian Wind, Scotian WindFields and WEB Wind Energy North America.
Scotianweb chief executive officer Frank Dumeier said: “The partnership works great, so we are aggressively pursuing continued growth with our proven joint team in Canada"
Scotianweb’s projects employ Vestas V100 2MW turbines. The proponent has kicked off community consultation and the first construction is scheduled for the second half of 2015.
“Another 12MW of turbines must be ordered, in order to be able to connect to the grid from mid-2016,” said Dumeier.
The proponent commissioned three COMFIT projects in the last few months. The 4MW Nine Mile River, 1.99MW Isle Madame and 1.99MW Black Pond schemes complete Scotianweb’s initial eight-project portfolio.
Distribution-connected COMFIT wind projects larger than 50kW receive C$131/MWh under 20-year power purchase agreements with regulated utility Nova Scotia Power.
Image: Scotia's Nine Mile River 1 project (Scotian Wind)