Public Outreach on Projects

Higgins Mountain Wind Farm Development

In 2007, 3G organized a bid into a Nova Scotia Power Inc competitive renewable energy procurement, proposing a 100MW wind farm to be located at Higgins Mountain, Nova Scotia on forestry company lands. A copy of the environmental assessment done in 2007 is available here

Download the Environmental Assessment

In 2017, 3G Energy and its two partners, Stevens Wind Inc and Elemental Energy, along with EMERA organized a bid into a Massachusetts competitive renewable energy procurement for a 150 MW wind farm at Higgins Mountain. EMERA was the bidder for its proposed Atlantic Link undersea cable going from New Brunswick to Boston, MA, aggregating energy from 6 wind projects in New Brunswick and 1 wind project in Nova Scotia. The proposed delivery date for this project was December 2022 but EMERA was not selected as the winning bidder with its Atlantic Link submission.

The development team consisting of 3G Energy, Elemental Energy and Stevens Wind Inc continued to work on the Higgins Mountain project and undertook a full environmental assessment along with community and municipal consultation over the years 2018-2022. In mid 2022 Nova Scotia organized a large wind energy procurement known as the NSPI Rate Base Procurement, and in anticipation of this procurement the development team was preparing two Nova Scotia projects, one at Higgins Mountain and a second at Wedgeport, NS. At the time of the bid 3G Energy chose to step out of the partnership and Elemental and Stevens Wind subsequently partnered with Sipekne’katik First Nation on the Higgins Mountain and Wedgeport projects. The two projects have been awarded long term power purchase contracts arising from their successful bid into NSPI’s 2022 procurement.

Please see this link for additional information about these two projects: Elemental Announcement.