Three wind farms to be developed with RES, First Nation communities
530 MW total of onshore wind energy will be developed to help power the first phase of EverWind’s Nova Scotia mega-project in Point Tupper. A partnership with global renewable energy developer RES will extend to all three projects, with EverWind to additionally partner with the local Membertou First Nations community on two (Bear Lake and Kmtnuk wind farms). The three wind farms will be connected to Nova Scotia’s grid, supporting the Canadian province’s legislated target of 80% renewable energy by 2030. This in turn will lower the carbon intensity of electrolytic hydrogen and ammonia produced in Point Tupper, where EverWind will develop a grid-connected facility. Black & Veatch has been contracted as the EPC partner for the project.
This investment helps Nova Scotia move more quickly and cost-effectively towards its clean energy transition. The power generated at these three new developments will also ensure EverWind’s green hydrogen and ammonia will meet the strictest international standards for green fuels, including European RFNBO criteria. It is a win for our project, a win for the province and, ultimately, a win for the planet.Trent Vichie, CEO of EverWind, in his organisation’s official press release, 17 July 2023
Membertou is proud to partner with EverWind Fuels in the Bear Lake and Kmtnuk wind farm developments. As majority owner, Membertou will inform the development process, and along with our partners, we will work to progress the transition to green energy in Nova Scotia and the world. This development will provide a necessary source of energy, and will create economic benefits for the people of Membertou.Chief Terry Paul, Chief & CEO of Membertou in EverWind’s official press release, 17 July 2023
EverWind is also in the process of purchasing and leasing land adjacent to Point Tupper, which will be used for up to 300 MW of grid-connected solar power. The new renewable generating assets will all be “additional” to existing electricity demand in Nova Scotia, and an additional 2 GW of onshore wind power are planned. EverWind is also in the process of appointing an independent auditor to certify that its green hydrogen production meets the standards required for European RFNBOs. Ammonia from Point Tupper will be imported into Germany by E.ON and Uniper, beginning in 2025.