$120 Million Dollar Wind Farm Approved for Nova Scotia

HALIFAX, Nova Scotia, Dec. 1 (UPI) — A provincial utility regulator in Nova Scotia has approved the construction of a $120 million wind turbine farm that can power 10,000 homes.

The Nova Scotia Power project will see 22 wind turbines erected on Nuttby Mountain in the north-central part of the province, which is the highest elevation on the mainland, The (Halifax) Chronicle-Herald reported Tuesday.

In a 23-page decision, the utility board said it was satisfied the 30 megawatt project served ratepayers well.

Nova Scotia Power said the project qualifies for $14 million in federal incentives, and the balance will be paid for by power customers.

In order to receive federal funding, construction on the project must begin before the end of the year and be completed by March 31, 2011, the report said.

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