Port Hawkesbury Paper Wind is planning to build a wind farm in Guysborough County. The project, known as Goose Harbour Lake Wind Farm, will harness renewable and efficient energy that will contribute to the long-term viability of the Port Hawkesbury Paper facility, one of the largest industrial employers in Nova Scotia

About the project

Port Hawkesbury Paper is building a 130.5-megawatt (MW) wind project, known as the Goose Harbour Lake Wind Project, which will be located on lands in Guysborough County that are currently under license to Port Hawkesbury Paper for approved sustainable forest management.

This project represents another step towards securing the long-term viability of one of the largest industrial employers in Nova Scotia. Goose Harbour Lake Wind will also ensure an environmentally sustainable optimization of the Port Hawkesbury Paper facility’s operations,  reducing its carbon footprint and greenhouse gas emissions. 


Environmental Considerations

In compliance with the Province of Nova Scotia’s rigorous Environmental Assessment and Approval Process, Goose Harbour Lake Wind Farm and its environmental experts, STRUM Consulting, have completed and continue to undertake a number of detailed studies.

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Wind Energy

Port Hawkesbury Paper Wind has engaged a world-leading partner, Renewable Energy Services to assess, test and guide the development of the wind farm.

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We are a proud of the long standing relationships we have with the communities where we live, work and do business. We are engaging with our neighbours and nearby Mi'kmaq communities, furthering our ability to contribute to the rural economy.    

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News & Updates

New Update


The Minister of Environment and Climate Change has granted approval of the Goose Harbour Lake Wind Farm


Welcoming Community Input


Projects like this are better when there is community involvement and engagement.  


Public Open Houses


Public open houses were held in Lincolnville, Guysborough, and Auld's Cove August, 2022. As the project progresses, the Goose Harbour Lake Wind Farm team will hold additional Open Houses.


Public Open Houses


In late June 2022, public open houses were held in Guysborough County, to introduce the project to community members.


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