29 Jul '11, 3pm

Moving Ahead: Nova Scotia's Feed-in Tariff Update

There have been a number of other significant developments on the COMFIT and Nova Scotia’s new Request for Proposal (RFP) program in the last month. COMFIT rates were finalized in June and the government also appointed a new Renewable Electricity Administrator (REA) to oversee the RFP for larger-scale wind projects. The rates for the COMFIT came in as expected with small-scale tidal receiving the highest rate at 65.2 cents/kWh and small wind (50 kW or less) coming in at 45.2 cents/kWh; biomass at 18 cents/kWh and run-of-the-river hydro at 14 cents/kWh. Large wind (greater than 50 kW) currently sits at 13.8 cents/kWh but the Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board (UARB) is expected to adjust that rate to 13.3 or 13.4 in early August. The rate will change because the UARB is likely moving to a capacity factor of 33 percent for large wind projects rather than the 31 percent tha...

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