The provincial government has approved 14 Community Feed-In Tariff (COMFIT) program projects helping communities enjoy locally generated clean and renewable electricity.
On the list is a project for the Municipality of the County of Pictou for three 0.05-megawatt small wind projects in Riverton.
Energy Minister Andrew Younger announced on Friday that the projects can proceed to the next phase of development. This may include environmental assessments, an archaeological resource impact assessment and a Mi'kmaq ecological knowledge study, as well as community discussions.
"This is the first step towards Nova Scotia communities, families and businesses benefiting from projects that will produce an abundance of clean, renewable energy. This is energy that will be used in our communities, by our communities, for years to come," said Younger.
COMFIT provides eligible groups an established price per kilowatt hour for projects producing electricity from renewable resources such as wind, biomass, in-stream tidal and run-of-the-river hydroelectric developments.