AN INSIDER'S LOOK
Nova Scotia Wind Farm
RESL’s first major wind farm is located at Point Tupper, Nova Scotia. The Commercial Date of Operation (COD) for the development is August 4th, 2010. The 23.3MW project produces enough power to supply electricity to 7,000 homes. The capital cost of the project was $55.6 Million and is a joint venture with Nova Scotia Power Inc. RESL maintains controlling interest in the development.
The project has a 20-year Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with Nova Scotia Power Inc.and is one of the most cost competitive projects in Nova Scotia. The Point Tupper location was selected based on wind data gathered from a test turbine located on site since May 2006 and because the project is distribution connected and did not require a substation. The project incorporates state of the art direct-drive Enercon E82 turbines with capacity outputs of 2.05MW and the original E-48 with a capacity output of .800MW test turbine.
The Nova Scotia Wind Farm has received approval from Ottawa to receive up to $6.75 Million over it’s first 10 years of operation as part of the Federal Governments EcoENERGY Program. The Program was designed to provide 1 cent for every kilowatt of green energy produced during the first 10 years of operation.