More green energy on the grid in Nova Scotia

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More green energy on the grid in Nova Scotia

November 25, 2010

Digby, N.S. - Nova Scotia Power’s Digby Neck Wind Farm began powering homes and businesses this week. 10 turbines are now generating electricity. The wind farm will be fully operational by the end of this year.

“This is an important milestone for Nova Scotia Power and the province as we continue to add more renewable energy to our generation mix,” said Robin McAdam, Vice President, Sustainability, NS Power. “Displacing fossil fuels with clean energy is not only important for the environment but provides value and price stability for our customers over the long term.”

"This is a great project for the Digby Neck area, creating good jobs, growing the local economy and generating clean stable-priced electricity to customers," said Energy Minister Bill Estabrooks. "These projects are important steps in transforming our energy mix in this province from its dependence on fossil fuels to renewable sources of energy. It's through the realization of these types of projects that NSPI is demonstrating its partnership in achieving Nova Scotia's aggressive renewable energy targets."

The Digby Neck Wind Farm will have 20 wind turbines with a total capacity of 30 megawatts (MW), producing enough electricity to power approximately 10,000 homes. The project has the potential to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in Nova Scotia by more than 60,000 tonnes annually. The project also includes a substation and a 17 kilometre transmission line.

“We have a talented team of Nova Scotia engineers and contractors who are committed to ensuring this wind farm is operational by the end of the year”, said Sean Brennan, Project Manager, NS Power’s Digby Neck Wind Farm. “I am proud to be part of this important local project”.

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