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


Environmental Assessment


Ellershouse Wind Project


This is to advise that on December 19, 2013, Alternative Resource Energy Authority will register the Ellershouse Wind Project for environmental assessment, in accordance with Part IV of the Environment Act.

The purpose of the proposed undertaking is to construct and operate a 16.1 MW wind project at a site in the community of Ellershouse, approximately 11 km southeast of Windsor, Nova Scotia in the Municipality of the District of West Hants. Pending approval to proceed, construction is anticipated to commence mid 2014 with operations to begin in 2015.

Minister's Decision

On February 17, the Minister of Environment released a decisionPDF Download Link (PDF:394k) a 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:394k).

Project Documents


Opportunities for Public Input

Public comments on the Registration were accepted until January 28, 2014.

Comments received, including any personal information, will be made available to the public from the Department of Environment and Climate Change library, 2nd floor, 1903 Barrington Street, Suite 2085, Halifax, NS.