North Beaverbank Community Wind Project

8.00 MW
Number of Turbines: 
Vestas V100
Enough Energy for 3,000 Nova Scotian Homes Annually.
Carbon impact: 
Will Offset 23,500 Tonnes of CO2 Emissions Annually
Project Commissioned: 1-Mar-15
ComFIT Status: 
ComFIT Award Received
North Beaverbank, NS

North Beaver Bank Community Wind Project

This page is dedicated to holding documents and information for access by the general public and local residents to stay up to date on all aspects of project development. In the interest of transparency and public engagement, we will continue to add information to this page as we receive it. Do not hesitate to call or email us with questions regarding this project. See our contact information at the bottom of this page.


Project Documents

Letter to Residents

This letter was mailed to residents living within a 3 kilometre radius of the project to notify of the project proposal and public open house on March 19, 2013. Please note we have revised the original letter that was mailed in March 2013 to reflect a change in the distances to dwellings. The original letter stated the distance to nearest residence was 3.3 km. The new distance is 2.3 km.

Environmental Impact Statement

An Environmental Assessment (EA) is a thorough investigation into ecological, archaeological and socio-economic impacts using methodologies defined under the Environment Act. In accordance with this act, wind energy projects 2MW or larger are required to undertake the EA process. In contrast, an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) is a preliminary investigation into many of the same issues, based on existing environmental data, and a site survey. In accordance with COMFIT requirements, potential impacts identified in the EIS must be studied further to determine the effect of the proposed project, and respective management/mitigation plans.

We will be following up on the recommendations as outlined in the Environmental Impact Statement.

One-Page Project Description - Handout

A project information sheet regarding details specific to the project and items of general interest with regard to wind energy projects.

Presentation and Materials


Meetings and Events

Scotian Wind has presented project updates at the public Open House on March 19 from 6 to 730pm at the Beaver Bank Kinsac Community Centre.

An information session about the Environmental Assessment was held on November 13 at the Beaver Bank Kinsac Community Centre.

There was be a lunch and learn session on January 15th, 2014 to follow-up for residents who missed the November meeting.


Community Contact:

Please contact us with questions or to be added to our mailing list for updates.
Gay Harley


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