4 communities get nod for green funding
Four communities and a university have received provincial government approval for green energy projects.
The projects will come under the community feed-in tariff program, created in 2010 to help provide green energy at stable prices, build community support for such projects and create jobs.
The projects are:
- two 800-kilowatt wind projects in Barneys River, Pictou County, owned by Northumberland Wind Field.
- a four-megawatt wind project in Barrachois, Cape Breton County, and a 2.3-megawatt wind project in Gaetz Brook, Halifax County, owned by Wind4all Inc.
a 50-kilowatt wind project
on the campus of Universite Sainte-Anne in Church Point, Digby County.
- a 4.8-megawatt project in Kemptown, Colchester County. Affinity Renewables owns the project. Affinity is a not-for-profit organization the Nova Scotia SPCA owns.
- and a 1.6-megawatt project in Marion Bridge, Cape Breton County. Celtic Current owns it.
A committee that includes several provincial department representatives examines project applications.
Information on project requirements and the decision-making process can be found at www.nsrenewables.ca.