NS Power to use 650,000 tonnes of biomass
By Scott Jamieson
August 12, 2012, Port Hawkesbury, NS - Nova Scotia Power’s new biomass boiler could require up to 650,000 tonnes of wood fibre annually, according to the Natural Resources Department.
According to a report in the Chronicle Herald, that has some area conservationists concerned about where the wood will come from, although recent pulp mill closures in the province have freed up large volumes of low grade timber.
The 60-megawatt power generating station, set to open next year at
Point Tupper, Richmond County, is a big part of the Energy Department’s
plan to source 25 per cent of the province’s electricity from renewable
sources by 2020.
See the full report here.