30 Jun '15, 5pm

#Wind recently generated a whopping 50% of Nova Scotia's electricity! @nspowerinc

#Wind recently generated a whopping 50% of Nova Scotia's electricity! @nspowerinc

On June 24, 50% of electricity generated in Nova Scotia came from wind power - a new record in the province, according to utility NS Power. The record level of wind production - generated between 3 a.m. and 4 a.m. - is credited to the South Canoe Wind Farm coming online. It is the province’s largest wind farm, with 34 turbines over 3,000 hectares of land that generate enough electricity to power 32,000 homes. The last of those turbines was commissioned June 11. The new record for wind generation occurred on a windy night when the overall demand for electricity was about half of what Nova Scotians use during the daytime. Nova Scotia Power will achieve 25% renewable generation this year and 40% by 2020, aided by the Maritime Link, which will bring hydroelectricity from Muskrat Falls in Labrador. "This is a significant milestone for Nova Scotia Power and Nova Scotians as we w...

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