Wind Energy – Nova Scotia Canada
The Canadian province of Nova Scotia plans to offer leases for 5 gigawatts of offshore wind energy by 2030, with a first call for bids by 2025.
To help reach that goal, the Offshore Wind Roadmap (PDF) will establish the framework for building wind farms in the ocean around the province. The roadmap will include 3 modules:
Module 1 maps the work to complete the legislative and regulatory regime for offshore wind
Module 2 will outline the supply chain and infrastructure opportunities for offshore wind
Module 3 will reflect input from the Mi’kmaq and other Indigenous peoples, as well as other groups like the fishing industry and other ocean users, environmental organizations, workers and the research community.
Nova Scotia minister of natural resources and renewables Tory Rushton said, “Nova Scotia offers some of the best offshore wind resources in the world, with ample capacity to serve both local and international green hydrogen markets.”