Industry Minister talks about what is required in a new Contingent-Wind Energy Land Reserve

    Wednesday, 3 April 2024 12:00

    By Tonya Organ

    Government is setting aside approximately 2,453 hectares to allow the company, Pattern, to apply for Crown land should it be required for its 300 megawatt project.

    Industry Minister Andrew Parsons says a new Contingent-Wind Energy Land Reserve announced this week will still have to meet with legislative and regulatory framework. Government is setting aside approximately 2,453 hectares to allow the company, Pattern, to apply for Crown land should it be required for its 300 megawatt project. Parsons says Pattern is interested in creating their own wind energy project and have partnered with the Port of Argentia. He says these lands represent less than 0.5 per cent of the lands through the Call for Bids Process. Parsons says the land will remain in reserve for 18 months. The company will be required to submit a Benefits Plan and a Gender Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Plan for the project that meets the approval of the province  

     

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