‘Nova Scotia Block’ of Clean Energy Set to Flow Across Maritime Link This Month

Published on: 09 August 2021
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NSP Maritime Link Inc. (NSPML) announced today that Nalcor Energy will commence delivery of the ‘Nova Scotia Block’ of clean energy from the Muskrat Falls hydroelectric project through the Maritime Link transmission system to Nova Scotia by August 15, 2021.

"We constructed the Maritime Link transmission project as part of a long-term vision for a regional energy transition,”

said Rick Janega, Emera’s Chief Operating Officer, Canada and Caribbean.

“This transformative project will deliver clean, renewable energy to customers for generations to come and it is the first step in the regional transmission interconnections that will move us toward achieving net zero CO2 emissions by 2050 in Nova Scotia.”

“We are committed to delivering cleaner and reliable energy that is affordable to our customers and this is an important step in our transition away from coal,”

says NS Power President & CEO, Peter Gregg.

“With the arrival of the NS Block, we are on track to generate approximately 60% of our electricity from renewable sources by 2022 and this will help us achieve our shared goal of 80% renewable by 2030.”

The Maritime Link project was completed on time and within budget. The Link is a 500-megawatt transmission system comprised of overland and subsea components and includes the longest submarine electricity connection in North America, running from Cape Ray, Newfoundland & Labrador to Point Aconi, Nova Scotia. Construction of the project received regulatory approval in 2013 and was completed in 2017, with the transmission system placed into service in January 2018.

“Given its size and scope, we could never have reached this goal without the hard work, commitment and collaboration of our many partners and stakeholders,”

continued Janega.

“We have many people to thank for ensuring we delivered this project’s value to the region, including our Indigenous partners, Nalcor, the federal government, the provincial governments in Newfoundland and Labrador and Nova Scotia, our many local, regional and national stakeholders, and our team of employees, contractors and suppliers.”

With delivery of the Nova Scotia Block of energy scheduled to begin, NSPML will file its final Project Capital Cost application with the Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board (NSUARB) today.

Source: emera news

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