Laconia Wind Energy Centre
Invenergy is the world’s largest privately held developer, owner and operator of sustainable energy solutions. Invenergy’s home office is located in Chicago, and it has regional offices in Toronto and Montreal.
Globally, Invenergy invests C$348 million annually in the home communities where its projects are located via the creation of high-quality jobs, lease payments and local taxes.
The company has successfully developed more than 190 projects worldwide, totaling over 30,000 megawatts, including wind, solar, transmission infrastructure, natural gas power generation and advanced energy storage projects.
The Laconia Wind Energy Centre is a
proposed utility scale wind energy facility in Laconia, Nova
Scotia. The Project has been in development since the end of 2021, and was conceived in response to the province’s push to decarbonize the grid by procuring large-scale renewable energy projects through competitive requests for proposal
June 22 Project Update:
Throughout project development, Invenergy works closely with project stakeholders to refine and design the project area. We received feedback from local stakeholders, consulted with the Municipality of the District of Lunenburg, conducted desktop environmental studies, and heard from landowners who were interested in participating in the Project.
As a result, we have modified our Area of Consideration:
We continue to invite any feedback and/or comments on our Project.
In 2021, the Premier pledged to obtain 80% of the Province’s electricity from renewable sources by 2030. Part of this commitment will be reached through two competitive procurements, the Rate Based Procurement (RBP) https://novascotiarbp.com/rfp and the Green Choice Program https://novascotiagcp.com/.
The RBP and the Green Choice Program aim to attract low-cost and innovative solutions to procure a total of 600 MW of renewable electricity for the Province of Nova Scotia. In addition to supporting Nova Scotia's goals to fight climate change, these procurements will encourage investment and create jobs.
The Procurement Administrator, appointed by the Province, conducts the request for proposals (RFP) process to identify the most competitive low-impact renewable energy projects. These projects will be awarded Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) with Nova Scotia Power Inc. (NSPI) to supply renewable electricity generation for their customers.