Proposed wind farm could become Nova Scotia’s largest

January 20, 2022

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 is seeking approval to build up to 28 turbines about 13 kilometres southwest of the town of Windsor.

The wind farm could generate up to 150 megawatts, or, by the company’s estimate, enough power for as many as 50,000 homes.

Nova Scotia is already dotted with hundreds of wind turbines, but few existing farms are on the same scale as the one Natural Forces wants to build.