COMFIT (Community Feed-In Tariff)

The Nova Scotia Community Feed-in Tariff (COMFIT) program was designed to encourage 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, community groups, non-profit entities, universities, municipalities and first nation groups were able to supply renewable electricity directly to the … More COMFIT (Community Feed-In Tariff)

Municipal Climate Change Action Plans

The Municipal Climate Change Action Plans (MCCAP) are an amendment to the Integrated Community Sustainability Plans (ICSP). The ICSP’s were developed by all of Nova Scotia’s fifty-four municipalities. They were a reporting requirement of the Municipal Funding Agreement (MFA) between the province and municipalities. This agreement allows the transfer of Federal Gas Tax funds to … More Municipal Climate Change Action Plans

Onsite Energy Managers

An embedded energy specialist is a program run by Efficiency Nova Scotia. Through this program an organization, like a university, school, or municipality can hire a full-time employee to focus on reducing their energy consumption. An embedded energy specialist will: focus their complete attention on energy management activities build a business case for energy efficiency … More Onsite Energy Managers

Efficiency Nova Scotia

Efficiency Nova Scotia is Canada’s first energy efficiency utility. It’s a non-profit organization with a mandate of reducing energy consumption in Nova Scotia. Working with more than 200 local partners, they have helped over 250,000 program participants complete energy efficiency projects, saving Nova Scotians $150 million in 2016 alone and preventing the release of 700,000 … More Efficiency Nova Scotia


MoreHomeWarming is a program that provides energy-saving home upgrades to income-qualified homeowners at no cost. We all deserve to be comfortable in our homes, regardless of income. But too many struggle to keep warm and pay the bills. HomeWarming helps Nova Scotians save money on heating bills, feel more comfortable year-round, and could even reduce … More HomeWarming

Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) program

The PACE program enables property owners to invest into Energy Efficient Upgrades or Renewable Energy for their property. The financing is delivered by the Local Improvement Fund of the regional taxing authority (normally a municipality). A Property Assessed Clean Energy Improvement Tax will be added to the property owner’s Property Tax Bill. The PACE program … More Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) program

Solar City

This program allows for property owners in the municipality to finance their solar energy projects through their property.  The charge is placed on the property rather than the individual, which is similar to a Local Improvement Charge (LIC). Initially, this program was offered as a pilot program from 2013 to 2015 for residential homeowners to … More Solar City