- Published: 23 December 2015 23 December 2015
Beothuk Energy has announced its plans for an offshore wind farm off the coast of Nova Scotia. The project is estimated to cost CAN$ 4 billion. Beothuk is proposing to manufacture and install a 1,000MW wind farm in shallow waters off the southwest coast.
Power will be exported to New England via a proposed 200 nautical mile subsea cable, the Can-Am Link. This link will ensure traceability of the clean, green wind energy to the New England market. The proposed site will be located about twenty kilometers from shore in shallow waters of thirty meters or less. It will be outside of major shipping lanes and commercial fishing grounds. The Can-Am Link will make landfall close to existing transmission facilities near Boston giving access to the New England transmission corridors. Beothuk is in discussions with various Canadian and American utilities and independent power producers regarding power purchase agreements and partnerships for this project.