The South Canoe Wind Farm – a jointly owned community wind farm in Nova Scotia – is now producing power.
The 102 MW wind farm is jointly owned by Oxford Foods, Minas Basin Pulp and Power, and utility Nova Scotia Power.
The project – powered by 34 ACCIONA 3000/116 wind turbines perched on 92-meter towers – is a result of a solicitation by Nova Scotia's Renewable Electricity Administrator (REA). On August 2, 2012, the REA selected the South Canoe Wind Project in its request for proposals (RFP) for renewable electricity.
Nova Scotia says the RFP will help the province reach its 25% renewable electricity by 2015 and 40% by 2020 target.