Nova Scotia Power sets new renewable energy record

Nova Scotia Power says a new record has been set in renewable energy through the help of wind turbines.

David Rodenhiser said in a statement that 28 per cent of the electricity used by Nova Scotians last year came from renewable sources, which topped the previous mark of 26.2 per cent in 2015.

He says this growth has been largely due to the development of wind power, stating Colchester County wind farms are contributing to this success, which includes the Nuttby Mountain wind farm and smaller projects at Spiddle Hill, Kemptown, Tatamagouche, Truro Heights, Greenfield and Millbrook.

According to Nova Scotia Power, these sites produce enough electricity to power more than 20,000 homes.