Easier access to renewable energy will help to create jobs and ensure that Nova Scotia continues to lead in the fight against climate change.
That’s why the province has appointed Coho as the independent procurement administrator for low-impact renewable electricity for large energy customers under the Green Choice program.
The Procurement Administrator will enroll interested and eligible buyers, conduct a Requests for Proposals and issue Power Purchase Agreements for renewable electricity generation for large energy customers. That includes the federal government, which has committed to acquire all of its electricity needs from renewable sources by 2022. Regulations for the Green Choice program are being developed.
The Green Choice program offers a new, simplified process for large-scale energy customers to procure renewable electricity. Coho will provide advice and consult on program design during the procurement process. Nova Scotia Power, interested large energy customers and proponents will be consulted on program design.
"Coho is honored to be selected as procurement administrator by the Province of Nova Scotia. We look forward to working with key stakeholders to facilitate local renewable energy procurement and creating the opportunity for Nova Scotians to demonstrate their leadership on climate change."
Terence de Pentheny O'Kelly , Vice President of Client Service, Coho