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The Wedgeport Wind Power Project

Project Update

Located in Wedgeport, Nova Scotia, construction of this project began in early summer, 2014, with site clearing and road construction.  The project entered commercial operations in March, 2016.

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Community Information

The Wedgeport Project received ComFIT approval for 1.8MW by the Nova Scotia Department of Energy on October 18, 2012.  The site is located in Wedgeport, NS and has an estimated wind speed of 7.6m/s based on 2 years of MET tower data gathered at the site. The Wedgeport Project was originally developed as a joint venture between Watts Wind Energy and Membertou Development Corporation.  However, since the award date, Watts has become sole developer of the project and is proceeding with a 1.6MW turbine at the Wedgeport site.


      • Comfit Award Date: October , 2012
      • Met Tower Install Date: 2011
      • Construction Start Date: Summer 2014
      • In Service Date: March 2015

Technical Details

      • Size: 1 Turbine
      • Project MW: 1.6MW
      • Make: General Electric
      • Model: 1.6
      • Hub Height: 80m
      • Rotor Diameter: 82.5m

Carbon Impact

      • Carbon Offset: 3500 tonnes CO2 equivalent per year
      • Homes Powered: 500

* Number of homes is determined using pre-construction meteorlogical 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 ( equivalence calculator.

Investment Information

This project is part of the Nova Scotia COMFIT program.
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