This is to advise that the Truro-Millbrook Wind Limited Partnership's (the Proponent) proposed Millbrook Community Wind Project will be registered for environmental assessment on May 13, 2013, in accordance with Part IV of the Environment Act.
The Project is being developed in response to the Community Based Feed-In Tariffs (COMFIT) program, an incentive-based program in which municipalities, First Nations, cooperatives, local non-profits and small businesses operating through Community Economic Development Investment Funds, are eligible to apply. The Millbrook Community Wind Project was awarded COMFIT approval by the Department of Energy in February, 2012.
The purpose of the proposed undertaking is to construct, own and operate a 6 MW wind project at a site in the community of Millbrook, Nova Scotia in the Municipality of the County of Colchester. The proposed project will be co-located with another proposed 4 MW, two turbine wind project (Truro Heights Community Wind Project). These projects combined, result in five turbines and will have the total capacity to generate approximately 10 MW and provide power to approximately 3300 homes.
On July 2, the Minister of Environment released a decision (PDF:89k) 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:379k).
Opportunities for Public Input
Public comments on the Registration were accepted until June 12, 2013.
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.).