Developmental Tidal Feed-in Tariff Program (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 Developmental Tidal Feed-in Tariff Program (Nova Scotia, Canada)
Policy Category Financial Incentive
Policy Type Performance-Based Incentive
Affected Technologies Tidal Energy
Active Policy Yes
Implementing Sector State/Province

Eligible System Size > 500 kW

Program Administrator Nova Scotia Department of Energy
Primary Website

Last Review 2014-09-15

Information Source


The Developmental Tidal Feed-in Tariff (FIT) program is similar to the Community Feed-in Tariff (COMFIT) program as it encourages the development of specific renewable energy projects by guaranteeing a rate per kilowatt hour for the energy the project feeds into the province’s electricity grid. It is different as it is designed to incent tidal energy developers to test and deploy their large-scale in-stream tidal energy projects in Nova Scotia. This tariff applies to in-stream tidal single device projects or arrays greater than 0.5 megawatts (500 kilowatts). There are no limits on ownership.