Shear Wind Inc. has secured a new project site on the west side of Nova Scotia and has initiated an interconnection application with Nova Scotia Power to ensure access to transmission for future development. Two meteorological towers will be erected immediately to collect wind data necessary to assess which turbine technology best suits the site.
Advancement of the Benjamin River project site, which was secured a few years ago in northern New Brunswick, is another priority for Shear Wind, according to the company. Wind assessment is expected to commence this summer with the erection of a meteorological tower on site.
Shear Wind has a pipeline of projects in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Saskatchewan and Alberta. The 62.1 MW Glen Dhu Wind Facility was completed in March.