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Project Overview 

The Weavers Mountain Wind Energy Project is a proposed renewable energy facility with a total capacity of up to 96 MW. The project will be comprised of turbines with a nameplate capacity between 4.5 MW and 6 MW. The facility would be located on private land in Pictou/Antigonish County, south of highway 104.

The project is being developed by WEB Weavers Mountain Wind LP, a partnership of Glooscap First Nation and SWEB Development LP (SWEB Energy), a North American subsidiary of W.E.B. Group.


2020 – 2024

Stakeholder Engagement

2021 – 2023

Environmental Assessment

2021 – 2023

2022 – 2023

2023 – 2024


Local Permitting

Power Purchase Agreement

Proposed Start of Construction

Proposed Commercial Operation Date

Project Location

Project Benefits

A central focus of the project during development, construction, and operations is to ensure that as much local labour, services, and materials are used as possible. It is anticipated that if the project is built, it will create a number of direct and indirect benefits for various stakeholders and First Nations communities. The project will have a positive impact on local businesses and will result in employment opportunities in addition to tax revenue for municipal, provincial, and federal governments.

A share of project revenues will be used to support local community groups and underrepresented communities in the province. Additionally, over its 25 year lifetime, the Project will contribute more than $22.5 million in tax revenues to its host municipality. That is an average of more than $900,000 per year.

With respect to the environment and climate change, the project is expected to significantly offset carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from Nova Scotia’s current electricity production and will produce enough power for up to 33,000 homes.

The project will provide specific benefits for a few underrepresented groups, including First Nations, women, and African Nova Scotians. The Proponent has partnered with Glooscap First Nation (GFN) on this project and will also be working with Women in Renewable Energy (WiRE) and Scotian Winds of Change (WoC) to provide additional benefits to the underrepresented groups.          

For more information on the partnership with GFN, please visit here »