Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Nova Scotia Community Feed-In Tariff (COMFIT) projects approved

The Nova Scotia Department of Energy has approved a further round of Community Feed-In Tariff (COMFIT) projects. The five projects include wind farms being developed by Millbrook First Nation, the Halifax Regional Water Commission, the District of Chester, the Town of New Glasgow and Celtic Current. "These projects harness the energy of their communities in more ways than one. Not only do they use local resources for the good of the surrounding area, they bring neighbours together in a spirit of cooperation and self-sufficiency," says Energy Minister Charlie Parker.

The Millbrook First Nation project is a 6 MW wind project and the first Mi'kmaq COMFIT project application approved. It is anticipated that the Mi'kmaq First Nation will have subsequent renewable energy projects approved under the COMFIT.

Municipalities, First Nations, co-operatives, universities, community economic development funds and not-for-profit groups can apply to the COMFIT in Nova Scotia. The COMFIT program will help the province of Nova Scotia reach its aggressive renewable electricity targets of 25 percent renewable electricity by 2015 and 40 per cent by 2020. The province expects 100 megawatts to be produced through the COMFIT.

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