Community Benefits

Benefits to the local community include:

  • An increase in demand for local goods and services during the feasibility and construction phases of development.
  • The creation of jobs within Boularderie Island and the greater Cape Breton Regional Municipality during the construction phase.
  • The creation of a small number of permanent positions during the wind farm's operational life for maintenance.
  • Renewable energy supply in the Hillside Boularderie region to help meet growing energy demand.
  • Additional revenue for Cape Breton Regional Municipality through the payment of annual property taxes by the project proponent, which will benefit all residents of the municipality.
  • Help achieve government renewable energy targets. Targets are to produce 25% renewable energy by 2015 and 40% by 2020.