Government of Nova Scotia Government of Nova Scotia Nova Scotia, Canada


Environmental Assessment


Auld’s Cove Transmission Project


This is to advise that on March 11, 2016, Nova Scotia Power Inc., registered the Auld’s Cove Transmission Project for environmental assessment, in accordance with Part IV of the Environment Act.

The purpose of the proposed undertaking is to provide a second transmission crossing over the Strait of Canso. Pending approval to proceed, the crossing will be constructed approximately 45 m south of the existing transmission line at Auld’s Cove. Construction of the crossing is scheduled to commence late 2016 to early 2017, with Project completion date anticipated in the summer of 2017.

Minister's Decision

On April 29, 2016 the Minister of Environment released a decisionPDF Download Link (PDF:509k) concerning this review. The Minister has decided to approve the undertaking in accordance with Section 13(1)b of the Environmental Assessment Regulations, pursuant to Part IV of the Environment Act. The undertaking has been approved subject to a number of conditionsPDF Download Link (PDF:509k).

Project Documents


Opportunities for Public Input

Public comments on the Registration were accepted until April 11, 2016.

Comments received, including any personal information, will be made available to the public upon request.