Renewable energy RFP in Nova Scotia Update

15.11.21 08:39 AM

1.  Nova Scotia RFP, 2021


On July 10th, the government of Nova Scotia announced a Request Proposals (RFP) that will be issued to attract low-cost and innovative solutions to supply 10 per cent of the province´s electricity from renewables, such as wind and solar. The aim of this project is to reduce the province´s greenhouse gas emissions by more than 1 million tonnes, creating 4,000 jobs and generating more than $550 million dollars in construction activity in wind-rich areas.


This proposal will advance the province´s agenda on achieving a new renewable electricity standard, requiring 80 percent of Nova Scotia´s electricity to come from renewable resources by 2030. Also, it will advance the province´s goal to reduce 53 per cent of greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 and net-zero by 2050. The requests for proposals are being administered by CustomerFirst Renewables. Other RFSs will be issued at a future date to meet the needs of the province´s renewable energy ambitions.


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The RFP Project Status


The RFP Project is still ongoing, but the procurement administrator (PA) plans to release periodic updates on its website. One of its latest update releases was in October 15th of 2021, where inquires and comments were considered in the Draft #1of the Rate Based Procurement RFP. The Draft #2 of the Request for Proposal (RFP) & Feedback Template is expected to upload in Early November. The deadline for submitting an Interconnection Request was October 1st of 2021, and finalize their Interconnection Requests by October 15th of 2021 for their Projects to be highly likely to receive a completed Feasibility Study by the RFP Proposal Submission Date. Proponents also had up to this date to notify NSPI if they wished to increase the capacity of their Interconnection Request.


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Important Dates


The final RFP outlining proposal submission requirements will be released on the RFP Date of Issuance and it is expected to be uploaded in Early December. The notice of Intend to Bid, form that must be submitted be submitted by suppliers who intend to bid into the Rate Base Procurement, does not have an expected upload date and it is yet to be determined. The successful proponents are expected to be selected in the Spring of 2022.


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