Nova Scotia Energy Electricity Regulations
Nova Scotia is one of the greenest provinces in Canada. Our renewable electricity regulations are among the most advanced of any province. By 2015, 25% of our electricity will be produced by renewable sources. This is the law.
Our green path started in 2007, with the introduction of our first renewable electricity regulations. And just recently we introduced the latest renewable electricity regulations, and Nova Scotia's first feed-in tariff.
For information on Nova Scotia's new renewable electricity regulations, go to www.nsrenewables.ca.
We also opened the electricity marketplace to wholesale transactions as part of regulatory changes made in 2007. Wholesale customers are able to purchase their demand and energy needs from independent power developers.
The Province has also put a lot of work into studying the issue or renewable energy and green attributes. For more information, see the reports below related to the Electricity Marketplace Governance Committee and the Robert Cary report into the administration of green attributes.
For more information, go to:
- 2010 Renewable Electricity Regulations
- Guide to Nova Scotia's Renewable Electricity Plan | Guide préliminaire sur l'électricité renouvelable en Nouvelle-Écosse (PDF)
- Electricity Act
- Amendments to Electricity Act
- Wholesale Market Rules Regulations (PDF)
- Nova Scotia Wholesale Electricity Market Rules
- Electricity Marketplace Governance Committee (EMGC)
- Electricity Marketplace Frameworks for Renewable Energy Contracting & Cogeneration Contracting
- Electricity Marketplace Green Attribute Administration (PDF)
Please Note: This consolidation is unofficial and is for reference only. For the official version of the regulations, consult the original documents on file with the Registry of Regulations, or refer to the Royal Gazette Part II.