Municipal Affairs and Environment

Registration 1088

Nain Wind Turbine Generation Farm

Proponent: Unity Bay Energy Ltd.

Summary of Environmental Assessment Process

  • Project Description:
    • The proponent proposes to construct and operate a 750 kilowatt (kW) wind turbine generation farm in Nain, Labrador, near the Town's municipal boundary limits to the south of Unity Bay. The proposed wind farm will include 15 (50 kW) wind turbine generators, on 24-30 metre high lattice towers, with 15 metre diameter 3-bladed rotors. Power from the wind farm will be sold to Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro to supplement the existing diesel generating plant for distribution and resale to customers. Construction for the project will also include a control panel room, storage shed, and approximately 1,500 metres of transmission line to bring power to the Hydro plant.
  • August 14, 2003 - The undertaking was registered.
  • September 19, 2003 - Public comments are due.
  • September 28, 2003 - The Minister's decision is due.
  • November 13, 2003 - The Minister releases the project from further environmental assessment subject to terms and conditions.

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