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Environmental Assessment


Mersey River Wind Farm

Project Status Update

On 29 November 2023, the Minister’s Amendment (PDF) to the Conditions (Amendment PDF) for the Mersey River Wind Farm come into effect.


On 3 February 2023, Mersey River Wind Inc registered the Mersey River Wind Farm for environmental assessment, in accordance with Part IV of the Environment Act.

The purpose of the proposed undertaking is to construct and operate a 33 turbine, 148.5 MW wind project as part of the province’s first Renewable to Retail Program, which allows private entities to register as Licensed Retail Suppliers and sell electricity directly to consumers. The wind turbines will be up to 180 m tall to the tip of the blade and individually produce up to 4.5 MW. The Project is located 4.4 km east of Milton, Queens County, Nova Scotia. The Project intends to begin construction in summer/fall 2023 and is expected to be operational for 20 years commencing in 2024.

Minister's Decision

On 27 March 2023, the Minister of Environment and Climate Change released a decision (PDF) 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 conditions (PDF).

Project Documents


Opportunities for Public Input

Public comments on the Registration were accepted until 6 March 2023.

All comments received from the public consultation are 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.