Commissioning held for 16-MW Nova Scotia wind park
Ellershouse Wind Farm in Nova Scotia. Source: Bullfrog Power (www.bullfrogpower.com)
July 3 (Renewables Now) – The second phase of the Ellershouse wind farm in Nova Scotia, Canada, has been put on stream, bringing the total capacity of the power plant to 16.1 MW.
The expansion project included the installation of three Enercon E-92 turbines nearthe existing four-turbine plant in West Hants, Canadian green energy provider Bullfrog Power, which helped finance the scheme, said on Thursday. Together, the seven turbines at the park will be able to generate enough electricity for about 4,900 local homes.
The wind project was developed by Minas Energy, while the plant is owned and operated by the Alternative Resource Energy Authority (AREA). The latter is a partnership between the towns of Antigonish, Berwick and Mahone Bay in Nova Scotia, which was established under a plan to lower power costs, bring revenues and expand green mandates.
Power utilities from the three towns and the Riverport Electric Light Commission will buy electricity from the Ellershouse park. Some of its output will go for Bullfrog Power’s clients, including the East Coast Credit Union.
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