CanREA Celebrates Launch of Nova Scotia Green Choice Program RFP

December 12, 2023

The Canadian Renewable Energy Association (CanREA) is pleased to welcome the launch of the Nova Scotia Green Choice Program, as announced by the Government of Nova Scotia. The Green Choice Program Request for Proposals will be open to wind and solar energy projects, aiming to generate 350 megawatts of renewable electricity by 2028.

“The Green Choice Program will be key in helping Nova Scotia achieve its objective of 80% renewable energy by 2030,” said Jean Habel, CanREA’s Director for Quebec and Atlantic Canada. “Today’s RFP is an important signal for the renewable energy industry in Nova ScotiaCanREA members will play a decisive role in ensuring a responsible and sustainable energy transition.”

The Green Choice Program is a unique program that will allow participating customers to purchase up to 100% of the electricity they use from local renewable energy sources. It is part of Nova Scotia’s 2030 Clean Power Plan, aiming to reach 80% renewable energy by 2030 by adding a substantial amount of wind, solar and energy storage into the Nova Scotia’s grid.

The launch of the Green Choice Program is the culmination of a process involving collaborative discussions between the Province, suppliers, the procurement administrator, the utility and large energy buyers in Nova Scotia.

“This RFP will result in the deployment of wind and solar energy projects that will contribute to sustainable development in Nova Scotia: it will create economic opportunities in communities while also ensuring the protection of the environment. What’s more, it will significantly reduce greenhouse gases by adding 10 percent more renewable energy to the provincial grid,” said Habel.

CanREA members are collaborating with local municipalities, Indigenous Peoples and diverse stakeholders, promptly and consistently, to make sure that each project aligns with community priorities.

“CanREA’s Atlantic Network is eager to continue working with the Government and all stakeholders to ensure the success of this unique program,” concluded Habel.


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