Amherst 2 wind farm

On February 11, 2022, the Nova Scotia government issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for 1,100 GWh of new renewable energy supply through a Rate Base Procurement process. Capstone infrastructure is proposing to develop an expansion to our existing Amherst wind farm in Cumberland county, Nova Scotia, which features 15 turbines with 32 MW of electricity generation capacity. This is enough emissions free energy to power more than 8,500 Nova Scotia homes every year.

The proposed Amherst 2 Wind Farm would have a generation Capacity of up to 60 MW, comprising no more than 12 turbines, and connect to the Nova Scotia Power grid at the same location as the existing facility. Please see Related Documents below for a map of the proposed expansion area.

The expansion project will build on the success of the Amherst Wind Farm, which has been in operation since 2012. During construction, the project employed some 150 local labourers and tradespeople, and supported local economic activity. Since beginning operations 10 years ago, the project has paid almost $2 million in local taxes to Cumberland County.

Capstone is submitting a into the Rate Base Procurement in May 2022, and selected projects are expected to be announced in August 2022, after which Capstone will inform local stakeholders of any next steps related to the proposed expansion. 

Get in touch with us

You are also welcome contact the the project team directly:

Mark Grant

Senior Development Manager
Capstone infrastructure Corporation
Phone: (289) 401-3473      

Chrystal Fuller

Community Relations
Brighter Community Planning & Consulting
Phone: 902-790-0664

Related Documents


Name Newsletter #3: Summary of Phase 1 Consultations and FAQs (Spring 2022)
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Name Newsletter #2: Invitation to Virtual Open House April 13-25, 2022
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Name Frequently Asked Questions (updated April 1, 2022)
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Name Community Engagement Plan (Phase 1 & 2)
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Name Stakeholder Feedback Form (for mail and email submission)
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Name Newsletter #1: Notice Consultation - Amherst 2 Wind Farm (Winter 2022)
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Name Proposed Amherst 2 Wind Farm - Project Map
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