21 Jun '11, 4pm

Renewable Energy Experts from Across the Globe to Gather in Halifax

Renewable Energy Experts from Across the Globe to Gather in Halifax

This two-day conference will bring together developers, First Nations leaders, community power experts and scheme administrators to explore the opportunities and challenges under the province’s new Community Feed-in Tariff (COMFIT) and Competitive Bidding programs. Hon. Charlie Parker, Minister of Energy & Natural Resources and MLA for Pictou West, is confirmed to provide the opening keynote and administrators heading the COMFIT and Competitive Bidding programs will provide essential updates on these schemes. The COMFIT combines local ownership with a traditional feed-in tariff market design, offering fixed rates for big wind (projects greater than 50 kW), small wind, biomass, tidal and hydro technologies. Projects must be 51% owned by community groups including municipalities, universities, First Nations, co-ops and Community Economic Development Investment Funds (CEDIFs)...

Full article: http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/rea/partner/canadian-...

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