juwi Wind Canada has announced the commissioning of four community-owned wind projects in Nova Scotia totaling 24 MW. The wind farms were developed, financed and constructed as a single portfolio and qualified under the province's community feed-in tariff (COMFIT) program.
juwi developed the projects, which are commonly owned by Firelight Infrastructure Partners and separately owned by four community partners: Chebucto Pockwock Lake Wind Field Ltd.; Millbrook First Nation; Eskasoni First Nation; and Whynotts Mi'kmaq Wind Co.
"Millbrook is proud to be part of the first Mi'kmaq project in Nova Scotia under the COMFIT program providing renewable energy for the benefit of all Nova Scotians and in working with juwi Wind and Firelight to achieve this milestone," says Chief Bob Gloade from Millbrook First Nation.
juwi originally purchased the project assets in their early stages from Keith Towse of Community Wind Farms Inc., which continues to assist with community affairs. The projects feature 12 Vestas V100-2.0 turbines in total. H.B White completed the construction, and Industrial Alliance Insurance and Financial Services financed the portfolio.