Elemental Energy and Partners Awarded Two Wind Energy Projects in Nova Scotia
Projects support Elemental’s goals of working with Indigenous partners while contributing to ambitious emissions reductions targets.
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA, August 19, 2022 – Elemental Energy is extremely excited to announce that its two wind projects in development in Nova Scotia with partners Sipekne’katik First Nation and Stevens Wind have been selected as two of the winning bids in the Nova Scotia Rate Base Procurement process. The 100 MW Higgins Mountain Wind Farm and the 80 MW Wedgeport Wind Farm have both been awarded long term offtake contracts from Nova Scotia Power. These projects will build on Elemental’s existing portfolio of successful wind farms in Atlantic Canada and its track record of building projects with local and Indigenous partners.
The partnership behind these projects has worked extremely hard to develop the wind farms in close consultation with members of the local communities. These projects will help facilitate Nova Scotia’s critical and timely transition away from coal powered electricity to renewable energy and make significant contributions to the province’s goal of having 80% of its electricity supplied by renewables by 2030.
“These awards represent a milestone for Elemental Energy and for Nova Scotia. We are proud to have worked closely with our partners and the local communities to bring these projects to where they are today and more importantly, we look forward to continuing that work to successfully deliver these projects in a way that helps benefit all Nova Scotians,” said Jamie Houssian, Principal, Elemental Energy.
“Renewable energy aligns with our community’s ongoing focus on ensuring we maintain the principles of conserving and preserving our natural environment. For time immemorial the people of the Sipekne’katik district have lived in harmony with the land and on the water. This partnership to produce low impact energy and reduce the toxic impacts of carbon on our energy grid is critical to our future. We are energized by the prospect, alignment and commitment of the Elemental team to our community,” said Chief Mike Sack.
Elemental would like to thank its partners Sipekne’katik First Nation and Stevens Wind who have been tremendous local partners in helping move these projects forward, as well as the many local stakeholders who have provided feedback and engaged constructively on these projects.