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Benjamins Mill Wind Project

Description

This is to advise that on January 18, 2022, Natural Forces Developments Limited Partnership registered the Benjamins Mill Wind Project for environmental assessment, in accordance with Part IV of the Environment Act.

The purpose of the proposed undertaking is to construct up to 28 wind turbines for a wind energy project located in West Hants Regional Municipality, approximately 13 km southwest of Windsor, NS. The Project will produce up to 150 MW of renewable energy from wind turbines that are up to 200 m tall to the tip of the blade and individually produce up to 6.2 MW. Construction would start in the fall of 2022 at the earliest. The Project is expected to be operational for a minimum of 25 years starting in 2024.

Minister's Decision

This is to advise that on March 9, 2022, the Minister of Environment and Climate Change released a decision concerning his review of the proposed Benjamins Mill Wind Project. The Minister has determined that the information was insufficient to make a decision on the Project and that additional information is required. The Proponent must provide information regarding geoscience, flora and fauna, including Species at Risk and their habitat, wetlands, fish and fish habitat, landscape-scale biodiversity, noise and heritage resources.

Project Documents

Registration

Opportunities for Public Input

Public comments* on the Registration were accepted until 17 February 2022

All comments received from the public consultation will be posted on the department's website for public viewing. In the case of an individual, the address, email and contact information will be removed before being placed on the website. By submitting your comments, you are consenting to the posting of your comments on the department's website.