Cel­e­brat­ing a win­ning part­ner­ship

Sco­tian Wind and Baddeck Lions Club wel­come all to Aug. 18 BBQ

The Victoria Standard - - Local News -

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.

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