Communities in the Amherst area will enjoy even more of the benefits of generating clean, green renewable electricity in their own backyard.

The Assembly of Nova Scotia Mi’kmaq Chiefs, via Kwilmu’kw Maw-klusuaqn Negotiations Office, received approval on, Sept. 18, for a wind project under the Community Feed-in Tariff (COMFIT) Program. Benefits will be shared within the local community and Mi’kmaq communities throughout Nova Scotia.

“The approval of this project demonstrates how Nova Scotians are committed to improving their energy future, reducing their environmental footprint, and creating economic opportunities,” said Energy Minister Charlie Parker. “Clean, green electricity is already successfully powering homes and businesses in the Amherst area, and this project will increase those benefits for the community.”

The 6.0 MW project will be developed by the Kwilmu’kw Maw-klusuaqn Mi’kmaq in partnership with Wind4all Communities.
“This COMFIT approval from the Department of Energy not only speaks to the quality of our Amherst Project but, more importantly, it speaks to the value and significance of our partnership with the KMK and Mi’kmaq,” said Austen Hughes, general manager, Wind4All Communities.

“Through the Amherst project, the Mi’kmaq will become long-term and knowledgeable partners in the renewable energy sector,” said Chief Gerard Julian, co-chair of the Assembly of Nova Scotia Mi’kmaq Chiefs. “As p ...

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