Truro, NS – May 9, 2012 – The Assembly of Nova Scotia Mi’kmaq Chiefs have been named one of the latest recipients of the Community Feed-In Tariff Program by the Nova Scotia Department of Energy. The 4MW wind project at Whynotts Settlement, in the Bridgewater area, is being jointly developed by juwi Wind Canada and Community Wind Farms Inc. Once constructed the project will generate enough power for approximately 1200 homes a year.

“The Whynotts project will begin to assist in addressing how the Mi’kmaq will be a viable and long term player in the renewable energy sector,” said Chief Gerard Julian, Co-Chair of the Assembly of Nova Scotia Mi’kmaq Chiefs. “As project owners, we will be able to deliver a Mi’kmaq benefits program, designed and delivered by the Mi’kmaq, for the Mi’kmaq.”
Juwi Wind’s CEO Michael Rucker said of the announcement, “Juwi is extremely pleased to have the Mi’kmaq Assembly of Chiefs as our community partner in Whynotts Community Wind. The project will provide an excellent opportunity for Nova Scotia’s Mi’kmaq Community to receive significant benefit through direct project investment, job creation and our community benefit agreement with the Assembly.”

As an advanced technology, Whynotts affords the Assembly the opportunity to educate their youth in the science of renewable energy and they will utilize the project as a free standing science exhibit. Whynotts, and other renew ...

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