Canadian utility Emera has proposed exporting power from 1.2GW of future onshore wind farms in eastern Canada via a subsea cable to Massachusetts, to help the New England state meet its mandated renewables target.

Emera’s Atlantic Link project would harness seven as-yet-unbuilt wind farms in the provinces of Nova Scotia and New Brunswick, backed by a range of both large international developers like RES and EDF-RE as well as smaller players like Natural Forces and SWEB.

The largest of the seven proposed wind projects is the 403MW Salmon River development in southeastern New Brunswick, owned by Germany’s Enercon and Nova Scotia-based Natural Forces.