“I will get a whole lot of new information from him as to where we sit and what’s going to take place in the future,” Mills said, of his planned meeting with Dr. Rainer Geisler, a trustee lawyer and partner with the photovoltaic company Hilber Solar.
The Truro plant is to be be operated under the name of Green Technologies Europe Inc..
Last November, two tractor-trailer loads of solar panels, valued at $150,000, were delivered to Truro from the Austrian company to be used as demonstration units that are to be set up by Hilber representatives.
Mills said he also discussed the project with Darrell Dexter last Thursday when the premier was in Truro for a round table discussion.
“I did talk to the premier the other day abut the COMFIT (Community Feed-In Tariff) Program, and I asked about the admissibility of solar panels into that program, because certainly that’s got to be a part of it (to take advantage of the program),” Mills said.
“I have to follow up with a letter to the premier on the COMFIT Program. But he was taking notes and I told him about our sustainability program and (how) we would like to take a sort of different route. So that’s where we stand now.”
The COMFIT Program is a provincial initiative that provides funding for locally based renewable electricity projects. To be eligible, the projects must be community-owned and connected to the distribution power grid.