Celebrating a winning partnership
Scotian Wind and Baddeck Lions Club welcome all to Aug. 18 BBQ
A Nova Scotia wind power company is looking to put more than clean electricity into local communities.
Scotian Wind Inc. and its partners in Scotianweb II Limited Partnership (WEB Wind Energy North America Inc. and Scotian Windfields Inc.) own a 1.7MW wind turbine, located adjacent to Highway 105, several kilometres north of Baddeck. This wind turbine has generated green energy for the residents of Baddeck since January 1, 2017.
Scotian Wind and its partners have committed to contributing 1% of their gross revenues to communities near their turbine operations which means a portion of money is set to benefit the Baddeck area. Given that the Baddeck Lions Club has been servicing Baddeck and surrounding area for over 60 continuous years, the group was a natural fit to partner and distribute funds to ensure the greatest benefit to nearby residents of Baddeck and surrounding area. After a 20-year funding agreement was signed in early 2018, Terry Norman from Scotian Wind, and Kate Wortman from SWEB Development, presented a cheque for $7,303 to the Baddeck Lions Club, covering 1% of the 2017 revenues.
Now, Scotian Wind and the Baddeck Lions Club invite everyone to a barbeque in celebration of their partnership. The event will be held from 11:30 am to 3:00 pm on Saturday, Aug. 18 at the Baddeck Waterfront across from the Baddeck Fire Department.
Scotian Wind and its partners own a total of 20 wind turbines located in 12 different communities across Nova Scotia. In 2018, a total of $335,000 was paid out in community grants across Nova Scotia. Some of this money had accumulated during the primary stages of operation. In future years, total grants distributed by Scotian Wind and its partners to Nova Scotian communities will average $185,000 per year.
Scotian Wind Inc. is owned by 446 shareholders from across Nova Scotia, including 30 shareholders from Victoria County. The company is governed by an experienced Board of Directors; one of those Board members being Henry Fuller, a long-term resident of Baddeck. Henry is Chair of the Business Strategy and Development Committee for Scotian Wind.
The Baddeck Lions Club has been involved in numerous civic projects, including Kidston Island Beach, an Annual Seniors appreciation dinner, the Cabot Trail Relay Race Dinner, the Children’s Christmas Wish Project, Annual Tis The Season Dinner and many more.
For more information about Scotian Wind please contact Terry Norman, President, Scotian Wind Inc. by phone at 902-4298810 or email at [email protected]tianwind.ca
Sean Cox (left), a local shareholder of Scotian Wind Inc., and Terry J. Norman, President & CEO of Scotian Wind Inc. (right), at the base of the turbine in Baddeck. Submitted photo.