Nova Scotia biomass power plant starting soon
April 25, 2013, Point Tupper, NS - Nova Scotia Power says its new biomass-powered plant in Cape Breton is expected to start generating electricity this coming May.
By Scott Jamieson
In a report in the Herald News, Roger Burton, the utility’s senior director of projects, says
construction is now complete on the $183-million facility in Point
Tupper. He adds that the privately owned utility is expected to buy roughly 500,000 tonnes of biomass fuel for the 60-megawatt plant.
He says the plant is expected to be fully operational in the summer once additional testing is done. Burton says the project is expected to create more than 200 direct and indirect jobs.