The government of Canada has announced three new investments worth C$43 million that support renewable and clean energy projects across Nova Scotia.
The funding benefits Northern Pulp Nova Scotia Corp.'s pulp mill in New Glasgow, as well as Nova Scotia Power's Point Tupper Wind Farm, operated by Renewable Energy Services Ltd.
An investment of about C$6.75 million over 10 years through the ecoENERGY for Renewable Power program will support the Point Tupper Wind Farm in Port Hawkesbury. The wind farm consists of 11 turbines for a total capacity of 22 MW.Â
As part of the Clean Energy Fund, Nova Scotia Power will receive C$8.2 million to support the development of a biomass co-firing project. This project consists of generating clean, renewable electricity from waste wood to displace 10% of the coal currently used in the Nova Scotia power plant in Trenton.Â
Northern Pulp will receive C$28.1 million from the federal Pulp and Paper Green Transformation Program for three projects.Â
SOURCE: Natural Resources Canada