Nova Scotia selects 372MW in wind solicitation

Nova Scotia authorities have selected five onshore wind projects totalling 372MW to supply power to the province over a period of 25 years. CustomerFirst Renewables, the procurement administrator for the Province of Nova Scotia, has said the Rate Base Procurement (RBP) portfolio represents approximately 12% of Nova Scotia’s total electricity consumption. All five projects are […]

N.S. selects five wind projects to produce electricity from renewable sources

Each project is majority-owned by one or more Mi’kmaw communities. Nova Scotia has selected five wind projects in its largest ever procurement for low-cost renewable energy, each majority-owned by one or more Mi’kmaw communities. The five projects are expected to generate 372 megawatts or 1,373 gigawatt hours per year of electricity, approximately 12 per cent of Nova Scotia’s total […]

Pesâkâstêw Solar Power project officially opens in RM of Weyburn

WEYBURN – Special ceremonies and gift-giving were held on Tuesday afternoon for the official opening of the Pesâkâstêw Solar Power facility located just southwest of the city in the RM of Weyburn, with representatives from SaskPower, the government, and the two First Nations which are partners in the project. The ceremonies were held at the […]

Canada invests in Indigenous Wind Energy Project in Saint John, New Brunswick

The Government of Canada is investing in renewable energy across the country and working with Indigenous partners to get major projects built. Today, Wayne Long, Member of Parliament for Saint John–Rothesay, on behalf of the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Natural Resources, announced nearly $50 million for the Burchill Wind Limited partnership between Wolumseket, owned […]

Decision on proposed wind farm delayed as N.S. environment minister seeks more info

Nova Scotia’s environment minister says he doesn’t have enough information to approve a proposal for what could be the province’s largest wind farm. Renewable energy company Natural Forces submitted its plans to the province in January for what it calls the Benjamins Mill Wind Project. Natural Forces is seeking environmental approval to build up to […]

Natural Forces seeks enviro nod for 150-MW wind farm in Nova Scotia

Canadian independent renewable power producer Natural Forces is seeking environmental approval for an up to 150-MW wind farm project in the province of Nova Scotia. The company has filed its proposal with the province’s Department of Environment, the latter said last week, giving the Benjamins Mill project an “under review” status. The application for environmental […]

Proposed wind farm could become Nova Scotia’s largest

A proposed wind farm in Hants County, N.S., stands to become the largest wind energy generator in the province and give a boost toward the provincial government’s renewable energy targets. Natural Forces, a Halifax-born power company, submitted its plans for the Benjamins Mills wind project to Nova Scotia’s Department of Environment this week. The company […]

Pesâkâstêw Solar Project To Provide Electricity For Thousands

Clean energy has become a popular subject in recent times and only a few kilometres from Weyburn a huge solar farm is currently in development to help supply some of that energy to the Saskatchewan electrical grid. “So far on the project we’re having great progress,” shared Kathleen Funke, Communications Manager for Natural Forces a […]

Majority Indigenous-owned Sukunka Wind Project commissioned

The 15-MW Sukunka Wind Project—developed by Saulteau First Nations (SFN) and its partner, Natural Forces—is complete, and is now the largest majority-owned Indigenous green energy project in British Columbia. “This was a complex project undertaken during very difficult times. I am very proud of our whole team,” said Chief Justin Napoleon. “Our partners, contractors and […]

BC’s Largest Indigenous-Owned Green Energy Project Completed

Saulteau First Nations (SFN) and Natural Forces are pleased to announce the completion and commissioning of a new 15MW wind project located south of Chetwynd, British Columbia. The Project was developed by SFN and its partner, Natural Forces. It is now the largest majority-owned Indigenous green energy project in British Columbia. “This was a complex […]