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


Environmental Assessment


Sable Wind Project


This is to advise that on January 24, 2013, The Municipality of the District of Guysborough in partnership with Nova Scotia Power Inc. (NSPI) (the Proponent) will register the Sable Wind Addendum for environmental assessment, in accordance with Part IV of the Environment Act.

The purpose of the proposed undertaking is to construct and operate a 13.8 (nameplate) wind energy generating facility, called the Sable Wind Project (the Project). The Project will be constructed on privately owned lands in Guysborough County, which are surrounded by the communities of Canso, Hazel Hill and Little Dover.

Minister's Decision

On August 23, 2012, the Minister of Environment determined that the Registration Information was insufficient to make a decision on the Project and that additional information was required to assess impacts on habitat by turbines and infrastructure of the proposed Project. Specifically, the additional information should address how coastal proximity and location of proposed turbines will affect wetlands and flight corridors for migratory birds and bats.

On March 15, 2013 the Minister of Environment released a decisionPDF Download Link (PDF:134k) 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:78k) .

Project Documents

Registration Document

Opportunities for Public Input

Public comments on the Registration Document were accepted until February 23, 2013.

Comments are requested to be provided via e-mail if possible.

All submissions will be placed in the on the 5th floor of the Department of Environment and Climate Change, Halifax Office and will be made available to the public.