Ellershouse Wind Farm
Minas Energy permitted, developed and managed the construction of a 24 MW municipally-owned wind farm that sells power to partnering municipalities. This project generated new sources of revenue for the communities while promoting economic development in rural areas.
Minas Energy identified and evaluated a number of opportunities and determined that the best way to generate new revenue sources, promote economic development and lower energy costs was to help our clients form an inter-municipal partnership so they could own a medium-sized renewable energy asset.
The towns of Berwick, Antigonish and Mahone Bay relied on Minas Energy to use its experience and expertise to navigate the new energy landscape. We ensured the communities were supported and given the best solution to fit their needs. Minas Energy then managed the development and construction of a $50 million wind farm on behalf of these 3 municipalities.
The Ellershouse Wind Farm provides a new source of revenue for the participating rural municipalities and community benefits for the surrounding area all while successfully competing on price with conventional sources of electricity.
Minas Energy worked closely with the communities to ensure they were fully supported.
Minas Energy created a solution that gave economic and energy independence to rural communities in Nova Scotia.
3 rural municipalities benefit from this revenue-generating power source