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Community Feed-In-Tariff project approved in Bible Hill


BIBLE HILL – One of seven new Community Feed-In Tariff (COMFIT) projects to produce local renewable electricity will be located in Bible Hill.

A 1.5 MW biomass project was authorized for Dalhousie University.

Government approved the next phase of COMFIT projects on Jan. 15, and also announced its plans to pause and evaluate the program to ensure it continues to be community-based, innovative and contributes to the province's future energy needs.

Over 90 COMFIT projects have been approved. New applications will not be processed pending the program review and the release of the electricity plan next fall.

 

COMFIT provides eligible groups an established price per kilowatt hour (kWh) for projects producing electricity from renewable resources such as wind, biomass, in-stream tidal and run-of-the-river tidal developments. Eligible groups include municipalities, First Nations, universities, co-operatives and not-for-profit organizations.

 

"COMFIT plays an important role in helping Nova Scotia achieve its renewable energy targets," said acting Energy Minister Michel Samson, in a news release. "The program has been successful and will likely exceed its original goal to produce almost 100 megawatts of locally produced energy."

 

"It's now time to review the program and ensure it continues to deliver on its original intent of supporting community-based and community-owned renewable electricity projects."

 

Applications received prior to the announcement will continue to be processed and decisions will be made in the coming months.

 

 

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