NS Power Files Grid-Scale Battery Project with Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board

January 31, 2024

Nova Scotia Power has shared they have submitted a filing with the Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board for the approval of three grid-scale battery projects.

Grid-scale battery storage, such as the BESS Project, will play an integral role and is one of investments in Nova Scotia’s clean energy transition. They also provide system benefits to continued reliability for customers. These include:

  • The opportunity to introduce and enable more renewable energy, including more than 1000MW of wind to be added to the grid through the province’s wind procurement process.
  • Fast response to unplanned grid disturbances;
  • Safe, reliable and clean energy during peak demand;

The filing seeks approval for the capital costs required to engineer, procure, construct and commission three 50 MW, 4-hour grid-scale battery facilities. It also outlines the important and collaborative work to help to mitigate the cost impacts of the project for our customers.

NS Power President and CEO, Peter Gregg, will be joining several project partners, including the Canada Infrastructure Bank and Wskijnu’k Mtmo’taqnuow Agency (WMA), for a media event and luncheon panel on February 15, hosted by the Halifax Chamber of Commerce. Nova Scotia Power will be providing an overview of the proposed project to media at that time, as well as the opportunities to work with various partners on Nova Scotia’s clean energy transition.


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