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Nova Scotia COMFIT accepting applications
On the first day of applications, more than 60 project proposals were received from more than a dozen community groups for a Nova Scotia initiative to encourage community participation in renewable energy projects.


September 27, 2011
By NS Energy

Sept. 27, 2011 – On the first day of
applications, more than 60 project proposals were received from more than a
dozen community groups for a Nova Scotia initiative to encourage community
participation in renewable energy projects.

The community-based feed-in tariff (COMFIT) concept was introduced in Nova Scotia’s
2010 Renewable Electricity Plan to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions,
provide a secure supply of clean energy at stable prices, and create jobs. The
program began accepting applications on September 19.

COMFIT allows eligible groups to receive an established price per kilowatt-hour
for projects producing electricity from certain renewable resources. The
feed-in tariff rates were established by the Nova Scotia Utilities and Review
Board in September. Projects can include wind, biomass, in-stream tidal, and
run-of-river tidal developments. Eligible groups include municipalities, First
Nations, cooperatives, and not-for-profit groups.

Hundreds of interested parties attended information sessions across the
province or participated in an online seminar.

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The COMFIT program will help the province reach its aggressive renewable
electricity targets of 25% renewable electricity by 2015 and 40% by 2020. The
province expects 100 MW to be produced through the COMFIT.

All projects must pre-registered to be checked for eligibility. For more
information on the program and to apply, visit www.nsrenewables.ca.


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