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Point Tupper Wind Farm

Description

This is to advise that on August 28th 2008, Renewable Energy Services Limited registered the Point Tupper 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 wind farm in Point Tupper which will have an installed capacity of 24MW. This will involve the construction of 12 wind turbines on 1.22 km2 of land to the east of the Port Malcolm Road in Point Tupper in the Municipality of the County of Richmond. The construction of the proposed project will commence upon receipt of the applicable approvals and authorizations and go into service in the latter part of 2009.

Minister's Decision

On October 17, 2008 the Minister of Environment released a decisionPDF Download Link (PDF:341k) 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:29k).

The proponent is required to obtain all other necessary approvals, permits or authorizations before commencing work on the undertaking.

Opportunities for Public Input

Public comments were accepted from August 28, 2008 to September 27, 2008. All comments received are available to the public at the Nova Scotia Environment Library, 5th floor, Halifax Office, 5151 Terminal Road.

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