Renewable Energy in Nova Scotia

Last Modified: Sun Jan 31 2016 22:10:35 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)
  • 26.6%
    of the electricity used in the province of Nova Scotia in 2015 came from wind, hydro, tidal and biomass, exceeding the 2015 legislated requirement of 25% and setting a new record for Canadian utility Nova Scotia Power.
  • 40%
    is the 2020 mandate, which the utility is well positioned to meet according to NS Power VP power generation Mark Sidebottom.
  • 294
    commercial wind turbines currently produce electricity in Nova Scotia and contributed 14% of the electricity supply last year and at times accounted for as much as 50% of the province’s electricity.
  • 80%
    or more of Nova Scotia's electricity was generated by burning coal 10 years ago, — that has dropped to 56% and Nova Scotia Power forecasts it will decline to 45% by 2020.