Nova Scotia Seeks Input On Renewable Electricity Regulations

People and organizations with an interest in renewable electricity generation are invited to comment on draft regulations designed to guide the implementation of Nova Scotia's renewable electricity plan.

Earlier this spring, the provincial government introduced its plan to achieve 25% renewable electricity by 2015, and also set a goal of procuring 40% renewable electricity by 2020. Legislation supporting the plan was passed earlier this month.

The regulations establish eligibility for community-based projects, along with a special process to support the next stage of tidal development. They also establish a new renewable electricity administrator to manage bids for larger projects from independent power producers.

Copies of the renewable electricity plan and the draft regulations are available online on the Department of Energy website at gov.ns.ca/energy.

The deadline for submissions is July 23.

A series of public meetings will be held around the province later this spring to discuss the regulations.

SOURCE: Nova Scotia Department of Energy

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