The Municipality of the District of Chester wanted to play an active role in decarbonizing Nova Scotia's electricity grid.
Community entities can participate in Nova Scotia's Community Feed-In Tariff program designed to promote small-scale renewable energy development across the Province.
Using its extensive project development expertise, Minas Energy prepared a business case, including a detailed financial model and other required documentation, which ultimately secured approval under the community feed-in tariff program. Minas Energy managed the wind data acquisition and evaluation, environmental permitting and community engagement, as well as equipment purchase negotiations. Minas Energy is also managing the construction of this project, Nova Scotia's first MW scale installation under the community program.
Local ownership of renewable energy, reduced dependence on imported fossil fuels, increased revenue for a small municipality.