HALIFAX — The Province of Nova Scotia has appointed CustomerFirst Renewables as the independent procurement administrator for low-impact renewable electricity for large energy customers under the Green Choice program.
The procurement administrator will be appointed for a three-year term to enrol interested buyers, conduct requests for proposals and issue power purchase agreements for renewable electricity generation for large energy customers, including the federal government, which has committed to acquiring all of its electricity needs from renewable sources by 2022.
Regulations for the Green Choice program, which offers a new, simplified process for large-scale energy customers to procure renewable electricity, are being developed.
CustomerFirst Renewables will provide advice and consult on program design during the procurement process, states the release, adding Nova Scotia Power, interested large energy customers and independent energy producers will be consulted on program design.
“CustomerFirst Renewables is honoured to be selected as procurement administrator by the Province of Nova Scotia,” said Susanne Fratzscher, director of business development, CustomerFirst Renewables, in a statement. “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.”