This is to advise that on June 4, 2012, Clydesdale Ridge Wind LP registered the Clydesdale Ridge Wind Farm project for environmental assessment, in accordance with Part IV of the Environment Act.
The purpose of the proposed undertaking is to expand the existing 51 MW Dalhousie Mountain Wind Farm with the installation and operation of 28 additional wind turbines and generators (approximately 50 MW) on land located between Mount Thom, Pictou County and Earltown, Colchester County, Nova Scotia. Pending approval to proceed, construction is proposed to commence December 2013 with commissioning by December 31, 2014.
On July 24, 2012 the Minister of Environment released a decision (PDF:132k) 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:77k).
- Section 1-4 (PDF:4.3mb)
- Section 5 (part 1) (PDF:8.8mb)
- Section 5 (part 2) (PDF:2.9mb)
- Section 6 (part 1) (PDF:8mb)
- Section 6 (part 2) (PDF:4.8mb)
- Section 7-11 (PDF:664k)
- Appendix A - Comments from Draft EA Review (PDF:622k)
- Appendix B - Project Agreements (PDF:2mb)
- Appendix C - Public Consultation Materials (PDF:4.1mb)
- Appendix D - Mi'kmaq Ecological Knowledge Study (PDF:2.9mb)
- Appendix E - Aquatic Survey Photos (PDF:1.5mb)
- Appendix F - Flora Lists (PDF:393k)
- Appendix G - Wetland Data (PDF:749k)
- Appendix H - Avian (PDF:5.6mb)
- Appendix I - Bat Study (PDF:286k)
- Appendix J - Mainland Moose (PDF:352k)
- Appendix K - Archaeology Study (PDF:1.8mb)
- Appendix L - Sound Study (PDF:4.8mb)
- Appendix M - Turbine Site Photo (PDF:1.2mb)
- Appendix N - EMI Study (PDF:8mb)
- Appendix O - CV's of Study Team Members (PDF:4.5mb)
Opportunities for Public Input
Public comments on the Registration Document were accepted until July 4, 2012.
Comments received, including any personal information, will be made available to the public from the Nova Scotia Environment library, 5th floor, Halifax Office (5151 Terminal Rd.).