19-May-2017

NS Power triples renewable energy generation over past decade

We’ve set a new record.

Nova Scotians want affordable, reliable, cleaner energy, and we’ve been working hard to deliver that – we’ve tripled our renewable energy to 28% over the past decade and we are on track to hit 40% by 2020.

“We’re working to build a future focused on clean energy, smart technology and enhanced customer service,” said Mark Sidebottom, Chief Operating Officer. “Our customers expect more of their energy to come from more sustainable sources – together, we’re building a cleaner province for future generations.”

Our results exceeded the legislated requirement that 25% of NS Power’s electricity comes from renewable sources. As recently as 2007, only 9% of Nova Scotia’s electricity was renewable. Additionally, we have already achieved and exceeded Canada’s 2030 target of reducing carbon dioxide by 30% from 2005 levels. By 2030, we expect to have achieved a 58% reduction from 2005 levels, which is almost double the national target.

“Our employees take pride in making these changes for a cleaner, lower carbon future in Nova Scotia,” Sidebottom said. “In meeting and exceeding these requirements, we strive to be Canadian leaders in clean energy improvements.”

Nova Scotia’s growth in renewable electricity has been largely through the development of wind power. There are now more than 300 commercial wind turbines generating electricity in Nova Scotia, making our province a national leader in wind energy as a percentage of total generation capacity. Our track record of leadership on carbon reduction is enabling us to have flexibility going forward to achieve even more carbon reductions in the most cost effective manner for our customers.  

To see where your energy is coming from today, visit Today’s Power.

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