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Weavers Mountain Wind project in Nova Scotia receives $25 million in federal funding


ANTIGONISH, N.S. — The Weavers Mountain wind energy project is receiving up to $25 million from the federal government to help supply energy to homes in Nova Scotia.


The project was approved earlier this year and aims to supply roughly 95 megawatts of zero-emission power, reducing greenhouse gas emissions by up to 165,000 tonnes of CO2 annually.


About 230 jobs are anticipated for the project which is expected to power 35,000 homes annually.

The project will be spearheaded by WEB Weavers Mountain Wind, a partnership between SWEB Development and the Indigenous-owned Glooscap Energy.


“Over the 25-year operational lifetime, this project will contribute significant tax revenues to the Municipality of Pictou County and will provide additional benefits to underrepresented groups, including First Nation communities, women working in the renewable energy sector, and African Nova Scotians,” said Jason Parisé, SWEB development director.


"We are very proud of our partnership with Glooscap First Nation and value the community’s unique perspectives and support as we approach the construction phase for this project.”


The facility will be located near Marshy Hope on the border of Antigonish County and Pictou County and is expected to be operational beginning in 2025.


Sean Fraser, left, federal Infrastructure Minister, Chief Sidney Peters, Glooscap First Nation, and Jason Parisé, development director for SWEB Development, came together on Sept. 8 to announce $25 million in federal funding for the Weavers Mountain wind energy project. - Contributed

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