The first permit allows the company to test a 1-MW prototype that is not connected to the electricity grid. A second five-year permit for up to 2-MW is renewable if the company meets performance standards, environmental requirements and community engagement conditions. The Jupiter Hydro installation will be located near the Fundy Ocean Research Center for Energy in the Minas Passage and will use existing electricity grid connections.
The Offshore Energy Research Association of Nova Scotia notes by 2040, the tidal energy industry could contribute up to $1.7 billion to Nova Scotia's gdp. Presently, more than half of the province's power is fossil fuel generated.
The company has developed a patented tidal and river technology it believes will prove to be the most cost effective marine energy conversion technology in the world, according to its website.
The company's helical turbines have demonstrated consistent performance characteristics at high rates of efficiency under controlled testing.
Development of the technology in tidal, river and other flows for commercial production are now an engineering and industrial design exercise, where the company is utilizing innovative combinations of traditional materials, commercial off the shelf components, the latest generation of lightweight highly efficient generators and new high-tech sustainable materials.
After tests prove the functionality of the EB2X10.5 300 kW turbine unit, the company plans to build and deploy the same unit scaled up to produce 1 MW -- increasing to 2 MW, 3 MW and even 4 MW in a modular fashion, according to the company's website. (Source: Jupiter Hydro, GlobalNews, Cdn Press, 12 July, 2019) Contact: Jupiter Hydro, Ross Sinclaire, Co-CEO, (403) 888-6543, firstname.lastname@example.org,
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According to the provincial government, the free credits equate to about 90 pct of Nova Scotia Power's needs.
The province has set a $20 per credit floor price for two annual auctions starting in 2020.
The not-for-profit Western Climate Initiative will administer Nova Scotia's cap-and-trade system.
(Source: CBC, Nova Scotia Minister of Environment, 13 Nov., 2018) Contact:
Western Climate Initiative, www.westernclimateinitiative.org; Nova Scotia Department of Environment, Jason Hollett, Executive Director of Climate Change, (902) 424-3600, https://novascotia.ca/nse
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To be eligible for the program, applicants must be registered non-profit or charitable organizations, universities or community colleges, municipalities or organizations wholly owned by a municipality, or aboriginal communities, and must also invest
in their own solar power infrastructure.
(Source: Gov. of Nova Scotia Dept. of Energy, Chronicle Herald, 24 Sept., 2018) Contact:
Nova Scotia Solar Electricity for Community Buildings, energy.novascotia.ca/renewables/solar-energy
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The company's Kinetic Keel concept harnesses energy with a two-part system comprised of a land-based shed houses a drum and high modulus rope -- a material seven times stronger than steel -- attached to an underwater keel that ebbs and flows with the tidal current. The rope loosens and contracts during high and low tides, meaning the two-way energy production is constantly producing energy without impacting the ocean environment.
The company has a PPA in place with Nova Scotia Power, will foot the bill for the new three-phase system, meaning residents will see no change in their power costs.
(Source: Bib Moon Power, Kings County Register, 5 July, 2018) Contact: Big Moon Power LLC, Jamie MacLean, www.bigmoonpower.com
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Under its program, Nova Scotia requires industrial facilities generating 50,000 tpy or more of greenhouse gas emissions to report emissions. About 20 industries -- including Nova Scotia Power, Northern Pulp, Lafarge, ExxonMobil, Imperial, Irving Oil and others -- will be covered by the program.
Regulations also cover petroleum product suppliers that import or produce 200 lpy of fuel or more for consumption and natural gas distributors whose products produce at least 10,000 tpy of greenhouse gas emissions a year. (Source: CBC, Canadian Press, 14 May, 2018)Contact: Western Climate Initiative, www.wci-inc.org; Environment Minister Iain Rankin, https://novascotia.ca/nse/dept/minister.asp
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The just announced rules are needed to determine the figure that will serve as the cap on emissions and how the province will monitor compliance with the law. Those new regulations also set out which companies will need to report emissions, including: facilities generating at least 50,000 tpy of GHG emissions; per year. oil and gas suppliers that import or produce 200 litres of fuel or more for consumption in Nova Scotia; natural gas distributors whose fuel, when burned, produces 10,000 or more tpy of GHGs.
The province estimates there are about two dozen companies that will fall under the legislation. Companies will be expected to pay for this work themselves. Those costs, along with whatever they may have to pay for exceeding the as yet undetermined emission limits, which will then be passed along to consumers. (Source: NS Dept of Environment, CBC, 16 Feb., 2018) Contact: Nova Scotia Power, Mark Sidebottom, VP Power Generation and Delivery, www.nspower.ca; Nova Scotia Environment Department, Ian Rankin, Minister,
Jason Hollett, Exec. Dir., Climate Change, https://novascotia.ca/nse
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The project combines a central grid-size Tesla Powerpack battery system at the utility's Elmsdale, substation with 10 previously deployed Tesla residential Powerwalls at homes in the community of Elmsdale, which is partially wind energy powered.
(Source: Nova Scotia Power, ElectRek, 18 Feb., 2018) Contact: Nova Scotia Power, Jill Searle, Project Manager, www.nspower.ca; Tesla Powerpack, www.tesla.com/en_CA/powerpack
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Nova Scotia Power emitted 10.6 million tonnes of greenhouse gas-equivalent emissions in 2005, and 7.1 million tonnes in 2016 -- a more than 30 per cent reduction from 2005 levels, which puts the company at having achieved the COP21 target of a 30 pct reduction by 2030.
There are about 300 wind turbines in service across the province as well as a small but growing hydro, tidal and biomass power capacity.
(Source: Nova Scotia Power, CBC, May, 2017) Contact: Nova Scotia Power, Mark Sidebottom, VP Power Generation and Delivery, www.nspower.ca
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