Sunday, September 04, 2005

CBC News: More wind energy to power NS

More wind energy to power NS
Last Updated Thu, 18 Aug 2005 12:08:28 EDT
CBC News
Nova Scotia Power has signed a deal to buy energy from a wind power project on the Tantramar Marsh on the province's border with New Brunswick.

It is hoped the Amherst Wind Energy Project will produce about 100 gigawatt hours of energy annually by 2007. That's enough to supply 10,000 homes.

The turbines will be situated alongside the Trans-Canada Highway.

Nova Scotia Power has awarded contracts for 100 megawatts of wind energy from independent power producers in the last 16 months including this latest project.