Porters Lake | Watts Wind Energy

The Porters Lake Wind Power Project

Project Update

Located near Porters Lake, Nova Scotia, construction of this 2 turbine project began in early Summer, 2015. The project entered commercial operations on March 1, 2016.

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  • Comfit Award Date: January 29, 2013
  • Met Tower Install Date: November, 2013
  • Environmental Assessment Approval Date: January 30, 2015
  • Construction Start Date: Spring 2015
  • In Service Date: February 2016

Technical Details

  • Size: 2 Turbines
  • Project MW: 3.2MW
  • Make: General Electric
  • Model: 1.6-82.5
  • Hub Height: 80m
  • Rotor Diameter: 82.5m

Carbon Impact

  • Carbon Offset: 7000 tonnes CO2 equivalent per year
  • Homes Powered: 1000

* Number of homes is determined using pre-construction meteorological study and Statistics Canada report “Households and Environment: Energy Use 2007”

* Carbon emission offsets are based on Statistics Canada report “Greenhouse Gas Intensity 2009” and calculated using Environmental Protection Agency (www.epa.gov) equivalence calculator.

Investment Information

This project is part of the Nova Scotia COMFIT program.
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