Regional Assessment of Offshore Wind Development in Nova Scotia

There are now two regional assessments. For the Newfoundland and Labrador regional assessment, please visit Regional Assessment of Offshore Wind Development in Newfoundland and Labrador.

The Regional Assessment will be conducted for areas offshore Nova Scotia. The Committee will engage Indigenous groups, federal and provincial authorities, non-government organizations and the public during the conduct of the Regional Assessment. The Regional Assessment will help inform future project-specific federal impact assessments and decisions for offshore wind projects in these areas.


Latest update

September 25, 2023 — The Committee for the Regional Assessment of Offshore Wind Development in Nova Scotia is hosting a series of public openhouse sessions in October and November 2023. These events will focus on providing information about the Regional Assessment process and gathering feedback from stakeholders on potential future licencing location(s) for offshore wind in the Study Area. Dates and locations for the sessions will be updated here.

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Key documents

Key documents
Document Number Document Title File Date
76 Final Agreement and Terms of Reference between the Governments of Canada and Nova Scotia PDF (288 KB) March 23, 2023
74 News Release: Governments of Canada and Nova Scotia launch regional assessment to support future decisions on offshore wind projects in the province - March 23, 2023
73 Expression of Interest Form (see Reference #72) PDF (191 KB) February 28, 2023
72 Preliminary Call for Interest for Advisory Group Members PDF (272 KB) February 28, 2023
57 Expression of Interest: Information and Datasets Relevant to the Regional Assessment of Offshore Wind Development in Newfoundland and Labrador and Nova Scotia Submission Form PDF (120 KB) December 1, 2022
1 Minister's Decision to Conduct a Regional Assessment - April 5, 2022

Contacts

Regional Assessment of Offshore Wind Development in Nova Scotia
Impact Assessment Agency of Canada
200-1801 Hollis Street
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 3N4
Telephone: 902-237-0913
Email: OffshoreWindNS-EolienneExtracotiereNE@iaac-aeic.gc.ca


  • Location

    • Offshore Area (Nova Scotia)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Other, not otherwise specified
  • Assessment Status

    In progress
  • Start Date

    2022-04-05
  • Proponent

    Not applicable
  • Authorities

    • Not applicable
  • Assessment Type

    Regional Assessment
  • Reference Number

    83514
Disclaimer

This map is for illustrative purposes. The markers represent the approximate locations based on available data. More than one marker may be identified for a given assessment.

 

Nearby assessments

...within 200 kilometres
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