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Environmental Assessment

Project Highlights

Canso Wind Farm


On April 24, 2006, Barrington Wind Energy Ltd. registered a wind farm project for environmental assessment, in accordance with Part V of the Environment Act.

The purpose of the proposed Canso Wind Farm is to use natural wind energy to generate electricity, using a renewable resource. The proposed wind farm consists of up to 8 wind turbines with a capacity of 1.5 or 0.8 MW each. It is proposed for a location southeast of the Town of Canso, Guysborough County, approximately 0.5 kilometres south of Canso Harbour. Construction is scheduled for spring 2007 and start of operation for fall/winter 2007.

Under the Environmental Assessment Regulations, an electric generating facility which has a production rating of 2 megawatts or more derived from wind energy, is defined as a Class I undertaking.

Minister's Decision

On May 19, 2006, the Minister of Environment and Labour released a decisionPDF Download Link (PDF:66k) 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:55k).

The proponent is required to obtain all other necessary approvals, permits or authorizations before commencing work on the undertaking.

Opportunities for Public Input

Public comments regarding this registration were accepted from April 24, 2006 to May 8, 2006. Comments submitted on the Registration Document are available at the Nova Scotia Department of Environment and Climate Change Library.

Project Documents