Cape Breton Partnership and Net Zero Atlantic announce second round of Offshore Wind Information Sessions (Sessions Rescheduled)February 7, 2024

February 21, 2024 Update:

The Offshore Wind Information Session currently scheduled for February 22 in Ingonish has been POSTPONED. The Cape Breton Partnership and Net Zero Atlantic are presently working to reschedule the session to provide an opportunity for key stakeholders to attend and participate.

The sessions scheduled for February 21 will still be taking place as planned.

February 7, 2024 Update:

Due to significant weather events impacting the region in early February 2024, the originally scheduled Offshore Wind Information Sessions were postponed. New dates have now been confirmed, and the Information Sessions will be taking place across Unama’ki – Cape Breton from February 21 – 22 & March 5 – 6, 2024.

Original January 26, 2024 News Release:

Cape Breton Island, NSThe Cape Breton Partnership and Net Zero Atlantic have announced a second round of Offshore Wind Information Sessions across Unama’ki – Cape Breton in early February 2024. The goal of the sessions is to invite residents to come and learn the basics about offshore wind energy and how it could help Nova Scotia achieve a net zero future.

“The first round of sessions late last year was well-received by communities in Unama’ki – Cape Breton, and we want to continue that momentum in 2024 by visiting more communities with our partners at Net Zero Atlantic,” says Tyler Mattheis, President & CEO of the Cape Breton Partnership. “We want to learn alongside the communities we’re visiting. We are sharing information and asking that the community share their thoughts and concerns about offshore wind development with us to help inform regulatory decision making.”

The Government of Nova Scotia has set a target to develop 5 GW of offshore wind energy by 2030. Nova Scotia currently has an electricity generating capacity of 3.061 GW. The regulations for the industry are being jointly developed by the Government of Canada and Government of Nova Scotia, with the Regional Assessment for Offshore Wind Development in Nova Scotia ongoing.

“Net Zero Atlantic is looking forward to continuing our work with the Cape Breton Partnership for these information sessions. We hope to see community members interested in learning more about why we need to achieve net-zero emissions and how offshore wind could help our region reach this target,” says Sven Scholtysik, Director of Research at Net Zero Atlantic.

The information sessions are a collaboration between the Cape Breton Partnership’s Green Energy Engagement Program and Net Zero Atlantic’s project Capacity Building for the Sustainable and Inclusive Development of Nova Scotia’s Offshore Wind Resources.

Upcoming sessions are scheduled in the communities of Chéticamp, Port Hood, Ingonish, Sydney, New Waterford, and Glace Bay. To learn more, including session dates, times, and locations, please visit:


Media Contacts:
Carly Appleton
Cape Breton Partnership

Kasia Morrison
Net Zero Atlantic 

About the Cape Breton Partnership
The Cape Breton Partnership is Unama’ki – Cape Breton’s private sector-led economic development organization that supports companies and entrepreneurs by promoting our island as a great place to live, work, and invest; growing a culture that values and celebrates creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship; and connecting entrepreneurs and companies to the resources they need to succeed. For more information, visit

About Net Zero Atlantic
Net Zero Atlantic seeks to advance the goal of a sustainable and inclusive transition into a carbon-neutral future in Atlantic Canada. We produce credible and objective data to inform sound policies and decisions related to critical topics currently including, but not limited to, hydrogen, offshore wind, geothermal energy, and energy system modeling. Learn more about Net Zero Atlantic at