Nova Scotia’s growth in renewable electricity has been largely through the development of wind power.
There are now more than 300 commercial wind turbines generating electricity in Nova Scotia, making our province a national leader in wind energy as a percentage of total generation capacity.
We own and operate wind farms on Nuttby Mountain and Digby Neck. We have a minority stake in three wind farms in Nova Scotia - a 22 MW wind farm at Point Tupper operated by Renewable Energy Services Ltd., a 102 MW wind farm at South Canoe operated by Oxford Frozen Foods, and a 13.8 MW wind farm in Canso operated by Municipality of the District of Guysborough.
Many wind farms across Nova Scotia are owned by Independent Power Producers with contracts to sell their electricity back to us.