Nova Scotia Power is required to generate 80% of its power from renewable sources by 2030, but can it?

By Jennifer Henderson
The Halifax Examiner
December 28, 2023
Category: Business & Politics
Region: Canada, Canada East

By law, Nova Scotia Power has to generate 80% of electricity from renewable sources by 2030. Last September, the Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board (UARB) ordered Nova Scotia Power to file “a detailed and specific plan” outlining how and when that will happen. The filing deadline was December 31, and yesterday the UARB posted Nova Scotia’s Power’s 46-page response entitled ‘The Path to 2030.’ ‘The Path to 2030’ states that a working group that includes Nova Scotia Power personnel and Department of Natural Resources and Renewables staff will coordinate provincial and utility efforts to meet the 80% renewable goal. …Port Hawkesbury Paper Wind, a sister company to Port Hawkesbury Paper, is developing a large 168 MW wind farm to support the operation of the paper mill. It’s expected to begin operating late in 2025. 

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