Community Feed-in Tariff (Nova Scotia, Canada)

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Last modified on February 12, 2015.

EZFeed Policy

Place Nova Scotia

Applies to States or Provinces Nova Scotia
Name Community Feed-in Tariff (Nova Scotia, Canada)
Policy Category Financial Incentive
Policy Type Performance-Based Incentive
Affected Technologies Biomass/Biogas, Hydroelectric, Hydroelectric (Small), Tidal Energy, Wave Energy, Wind energy
Active Policy Yes
Implementing Sector State/Province

Program Administrator Nova Scotia Department of Energy
Primary Website

Last Review 2014-09-15
Last Substantive Modification
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Information Source


The Nova Scotia Community Feed-in Tariff (COMFIT) Program encourages community-based, local renewable energy projects by guaranteeing a rate per kilowatt-hour for the energy the project feeds into the province’s distribution electrical grid.

Through COMFIT, these smaller producers will be able to supply renewable energy to their specific community. Eligible entities include:

- combined heat and power (CHP) biomass facilities - Community Economic Development Investment Funds (CEDIFs) - co-operatives - Mi'kmaq band councils - municipalities or their wholly owned subsidiaries - not-for-profit organizations - universities

Eligible technologies include: - wind 50 kilowatts (kW) and under, or greater than 50kW - small-scale in-stream tidal - combined heat and power (CHP) biomass - run-of-the-river hydroelectricity

Policy Contact

Department Nova Scotia Department of Energy
Division COMFIT Program