BARRINGTON -As it announced a pause on new applications, the province approved seven new Community Feed-In Tariff (COMFIT) projects. including a small wind project in Barrington, to produce local renewable electricity.
The 0.05 MW wind project announced for the Municipality of Barrington will be sited near the C&D Landfill at Goose Lake.
Over 90 COMFIT projects have been approved. New applications will not be processed pending the program review and the release of the electricity plan next fall.
The program provides eligible groups an established price per kilowatt hour (kWh) for projects producing electricity from renewable resources such as wind, biomass, in-stream tidal and run-of-the-river tidal developments. Eligible groups include municipalities, First Nations, universities, co-operatives and not-for-profit organizations.
Applications received before today’s announcement will continue to be processed and decisions will be made in the coming months.
Projects announced today are:
— A 3.2 MW biomass project near Bridgewater (Dave Stewart and Associates)
— A 0.6 MW biomass project in Hardwood (Grant Holdings)
— A 0.5 MW biomass project in Tracadie (TE Boyle Farm and Forestry Limited)
— A 1.5 MW biomass project in Bible Hill (Dalhousie University)
— A 0.05 MW wind project in Barrington (Municipality of Barrington)
— A 0.5 MW biomass project in Port Hood (Fire Blade Holsteins)
— A 0.5 MW biomass project in Antigonish (Afton Hills Farm Limited)
In a release, the province said the COMFIT program will help the province reach its renewable electricity targets of 25 per cent renewable electricity by 2015 and 40 per cent by 2020.