Eskasoni Development Corporation has inked a partnership agreement with juwi Wind Canada and Community Wind Farms to develop a 4.4MW project, Harmony Community Wind, near Truro in Nova Scotia, Canada.

The partners have applied to the Department of Energy for a community feed-in-tariff and will initiate work to verify the wind resource, conduct environmental assessments, and involve the community in the next 12-18 months.

Upon completion by 2014, the community wind project to be majorly owned by the Eskasoni Corporate Division, is expected to deliver enough power for more than 1,500 houses.

juwi Wind Canada CEO Michael Rucker said, "juwi is committed to the community nature of these projects and looks forward to working with the Eskasoni Corporate Division to create an economically sensible and environmentally sustainable investment in Nova Scotia."

Nova Scotia-based Community Wind Farms CEO Keith Towse said, "As the project progresses and we learn more about the site and its surroundings we will have additional opportunities to share what we have learned, talk about what we are planning, and answer the questions of the project’s neighbors."

juwi Wind is the North American subsidiary of the juwi Group while the newly established Eskasoni Corporate Division opened up for business in May 2012.