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2nd Eastern Shore Wind Turbine
Ready to Spin - Sheet Harbour

Towering above the Legion building on Highway 7 just east of Sheet Harbour, a 1.5 MW Vensys V77 wind turbine is in the final construction stages in the community of Watt Section.

Watts Wind Energy Inc., is a new venture established by Seaforth Engineering and Eon WindElectric as a Community Economic Development Investment Fund (“CEDIF”) and supported by the Nova Scotian government. The firm will operate the pilot project under a 20 year power purchase agreement with NS Power.

Nova Scotia residents, including residents in the Sheet Harbour community, will have an opportunity to invest in Watts Wind Energy as part of the CEDIF structure which is RRSP eligible and provides the potential for up to 65% in tax benefits to eligible Nova Scotia investors.

The province has established a target of 25% renewable electricity by 2015 and saw its first cooperative venture erecting a large turbine in Porters Lake Shopping Center several years ago.

Telephone poles show the scale of the newly erected turbine in Watt Section.

Workers exit the doorway at the base of the Watt Energy turbine.

Helpful Links

The Watts Wind Project

Community Economic Development Investment Fund Info

Watts Energy Share Offering & Prospectus

More Renewable Energy Articles are available on Hwy 7's Sustainable Living topic.

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 News Release: June 25, 2001. NS Power to purchase 50 megawatts of wind power from independent producers.

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Highway7 E-zine, a publication of Hatch Media, is an electronic journal with a focus on commercial, historical, cultural and ecological issues concerning the Eastern Shore of Nova Scotia in Canada. Topics include a growing resource of currently more than 300 articles. More articles and image galleries are added frequently as new material is brought to our attention. With Highway7.com, our primary aim is to serve, inform and reflect the rural communities on the Atlantic Coast of Nova Scotia, as well as to acquaint new residents, visitors, tourists, and investors with the special beauty and enormous potential of our region.
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