Canadian province Nova Scotia has released its 25-year electricity plan and committed C$1.5M over the next three years to support pilot projects to research technologies including tidal energy. Our Electricity Future: Nova Scotia’s Electricity Plan reflects findings from a year-long electricity system review which heard from more than 1300 Nova Scotians and technical experts.

This year, Nova Scotia has been successful in reaching its target of generating 25% of electricity from renewable sources such as hydro, wind and biomass. With more regional and local renewable projects planned, including the Maritime Link, the province is expected to easily reach its 2020 target of 40%.

Being developed by Nalcor Energy as part of the Lower Churchill Project, the Maritime Link Project will allow Nova Scotia to import hydro electricity from the Muskrat Falls generating station in Labrador. Project completion is currently scheduled for 2017.