HALIFAX - Nova Scotia Power has filed an application with the provincial regulatory agency to develop a 45-megawatt wind farm at Nuttby Mountain.

Robin McAdam, executive vice president of sustainability, says it demonstrates the utility's commitment to meeting government targets and public expectations regarding renewable energy.

The $120 million project involves buying and installing 22 turbines, construction of a new substation and transmission interconnection.

NSP bought the development rights for Nuttby Mountain from EarthFirst Canada Inc. earlier this year after the Calgary-based company fell into financial difficulties.

The turbines will produce enough energy to power approximately 15,000 homes.