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December 14, 2021

South Canoe Wind Farm, Canada

By Carmen

South Canoe Wind Farm is a 102MW onshore wind power project. It is located in Nova Scotia, Canada. The project is currently active. It has been developed in multiple phases. Post completion of construction, the project got commissioned in June 2015.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Onshore 102 102 Active Nova Scotia, Canada Minas Basin Pulp and Power; Nova Scotia Power; Oxford Frozen Foods


The project is developed by Minas Basin Pulp and Power, Nova Scotia Power and Oxford Frozen Foods. These companies also have ownership stakes in the project.

The project generates 312GWh electricity and supplies enough clean energy to power 32,000 households. The project cost is $200m.

Development Status

The project is currently active. The project got commissioned in June 2015.

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Power Purchase Agreement

The power generated from the project is sold to Nova Scotia Power under a power purchase agreement. The power is sold at the rate of $0.068kWh for a period of 20.00 years, starting from 2015.

Contractors Involved

Acciona Energia was selected to render EPC services for the wind power project.

Nordex was selected as the turbine supplier for the wind power project. The project consists of 34 units of AW-116/3000 turbines, each with 3MW nameplate capacity.

Acciona Energia is the O&M contractor for the wind power project for a period of 15 years.

The South Canoe Wind Farm (South Canoe Wind Farm Phase 1), consists of Tubular Steel towers supplied by DSME Trenton. These towers are around 92m high.

The South Canoe Wind Farm (South Canoe Wind Farm Phase 2), consists of Tubular Steel towers supplied by DSME Trenton. These towers are around 92m high.

About Minas Basin Pulp and Power

Minas Basin Pulp and Power Company Limited (Minas Basin) is a clean technology company. The company produces recycled paperboard products. It produces liner boards and core boards. It has a production capacity of 100,000 metric tonnes per year. Minas Basin also offers construction of a tidal power demonstration and research facility in the Bay of Fundy. The company supplies products to Saint John, New Brunswick and Halifax, Nova Scotia. Its facility is CTPAT certified which provides easy cross border access. The company has registered carbon tonnes with the Green House Gas Projects Registry. Minas Basin is headquartered in Hantsport, Nova Scotia, Canada.

About Nova Scotia Power

Nova Scotia Power Inc (NSP) a subsidiary of Emera Inc is a electric utility that provides electricity distribution services. The utility uses a fuel mix including hydro, tidal, wind, coal, oil, biomass and natural gas to generate electricity. It offers a range of home heating options, including water heaters, air source heat pumps and electric thermal storage products installed by a network of manufacturers, contractors and installers. It provides transmission and distribution services. NSP also generates electricity from local, imported, and renewable fuels, and transports it through transmission lines. The utility serves residential, commercial and industrial customers. NSP is headquartered in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.


All power projects included in this report are drawn from GlobalData’s Power Intelligence Center. The information regarding the project parameters is sourced through secondary information sources such as electric utilities, equipment manufacturers, developers, project proponent’s – news, deals and financial reporting, regulatory body, associations, government planning reports and publications. Wherever needed the information is further validated through primary from various stakeholders across the power value chain and professionals from leading players within the power sector.

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