CanREA applauds Nova Scotia’s commitment to 350 MW of new renewable energy

Nova Scotia’s new RFP signals the positive role that renewable energy will play in reducing greenhouse-gas emissions in the province.

Ottawa, July 12, 2021The Canadian Renewable Energy Association (CanREA) fully supports Nova Scotia’s July 10 announcement of a new Request For Proposals, indicating a bold new step toward embracing renewable energy in the province.

“CanREA very much welcomes Nova Scotia’s new commitment to having renewable energy power 80% of its electricity grid by 2030,” said Brandy Giannetta, CanREA’s Vice-President Policy, Regulatory and Government Affairs.

“The Government of Nova Scotia is demonstrating great leadership in accelerating the decarbonization process with this new target and procurement.”

The procurement aims to attract low-cost and innovative solutions to procure 350 MW of electricity for Nova Scotia.

“CanREA has actively engaged with the government to promote the benefits of wind energy, solar energy and energy storage over the past year, and our members are eager to help make this procurement a success,” said Giannetta.

When it comes to combatting climate change, CanREA is calling for immediate, decisive actions that will achieve meaningful, concrete results in reducing Canada’s greenhouse-gas emissions. Nova Scotia’s new procurement is a perfect example of such an action, as this new renewable energy will reduce the province’s greenhouse-gas emissions by more than one million tonnes each year.

This is very positive news for the renewable energy industry, showcasing the important role that can be played by wind, solar and other forms of renewable energy generation in reaching Nova Scotia’s climate goals.

“We are confident that renewables will enable Nova Scotia to reach their climate-change goals sooner, and we are looking forward to supporting this transition,” said Giannetta.

“We will remain actively engaged to help the province’s procurement administrator design this RFP and will continue to advocate for the roll-out of additional procurements under the Green Choice Program.”

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“CanREA very much welcomes Nova Scotia’s new commitment to having renewable energy power 80% of its electricity grid by 2030. The Government of Nova Scotia is demonstrating great leadership in accelerating the decarbonization process with this new target and procurement.”

“CanREA has actively engaged with the government to promote the benefits of wind energy, solar energy and energy storage over the past year, and our members are eager to help make this procurement a success.”

“We are confident that renewables will enable Nova Scotia to reach their climate-change goals sooner, and we are looking forward to supporting this transition. We will remain actively engaged to help the province’s procurement administrator design this RFP and will continue to advocate for the roll-out of additional procurements under the Green Choice Program.”

—Brandy Giannetta, Vice-President, Policy, Regulatory & Government Affairs, Canadian Renewable Energy Association

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