The following information is subject to change. If you are interested in bidding into the GCP RFP or wish to be added to the stakeholder email list to receive updates, please contact us.
Proponents in Nova Scotia can bid into the competitive RFP process to supply Green Choice Program participants. As the procurement progresses, this site will be a landing page for the RFP draft, the RFP feedback form, the PPA draft, the PPA feedback form, GCP regulations, relevant webinars, and more. Some resources for Proponents can be found below.
Proponents can reference the below materials to share communications updates with the Community Consultant to be scored for Engagement with the General Public. Additionally, Proponents must submit the Previously Submitted Project Questionnaire for prior public engagement to be scored.
Please direct all questions and comments about Engagement with the General Public to the Community Consultant, m5 Public Affairs, via GCP@m5.ca.
The Procurement Administrator (PA), the Environmental Assessment (EA) Branch of the Nova Scotia Department of Environment and Climate Change, and the Wildlife Branch of the Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources and Renewables hosted a webinar to share details regarding the anticipated Environmental Assessment process for Proponents interested in bidding into the Green Choice Program Request for Proposals (RFP).
Yesterday the Department of Environment and Climate Change launched public engagement on modernizing the environmental assessment process. Environmental assessment is a planning and decision-making tool used by governments globally. It supports sustainable development by allowing consideration of overall project impacts at an early stage.
The last major update to Nova Scotia's environmental assessment regulations was over 15 years ago (in 2008). The world has changed in the last 15 years, and it continues to change quickly.
This work is a goal legislated in the Environmental Goals and Climate Change Reduction Act. Government has committed to modernizing environmental assessment in the Province by 2024, taking into consideration:
Public engagement runs from today until October 6th, 2023. For more information, visit https://novascotia.ca/environmental-assessment-engagement. Through this website you can submit your input by:
The Procurement Administrator (PA) is excited to announce that the Draft of the GCP Request for Proposals (RFP) and Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) is set to be released on August 24th. All documents and instructions for use will be made available on the Proponent Documents Tab of the GCP website.
This webinar reviews the contents of the GCP RFP and PPA, outline major changes from the Rate Base Procurement (RBP) RFP, as well as a procurement timeline for interested proponents.
Proponents can find all relevant documents and forms pertaining to applying for interconnection here.
Nova Scotia Ancillary Service Provision by Variable Output Renewable Energy Resources available for download here.
Nova Scotia - Transmission Sytem Interconnection Requirements are available for download here.
The Green Choice Program Website is for Participants who wish to submit an application to enroll in the GCP, and for Proponents who wish to bid renewable projects into the GCP RFP. Please view respective "For Participants" and "For Participants" tabs for more details.