Government of Nova Scotia Government of Nova Scotia Nova Scotia, Canada


Environmental Assessment

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Tufts Cove 6 Waste Heat Recovery Project


This is to advise that Nova Scotia Power Inc.'s (NSPI) proposed Tufts Cove 6 Waste Heat Recovery Project at Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, registered for environmental assessment on March 13, 2009, in accordance with Part IV of the Environment Act.

NSPI is proposing to upgrade its generation fleet at the Tufts Cove power plant. The proposed Tufts Cove 6 will be a 50 megawatt heat recovery steam generator that utilizes waste heat from Units 4 and 5 to create a combined cycle operation. Twenty-five megawatts will come from waste heat. The additional 25 megawatts will come from supplemental duct-firing using natural gas. The new system includes two boilers and a condensing steam turbine generator. The planned expansion will take place within the boundaries of the existing Tufts Cove Generating Station located on the eastern shore of Halifax Harbour in the North End of Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. Implementation is planned for Spring/Summer 2009 and the planned in-service date is November 2010.


On May 4, 2009 the Minister of Environment released a decisionPDF Download Link (PDF:110k) concerning this review. The Minister has decided to approve the undertaking in accordance with Section 13(1)b of the Environmental Assessment Regulations, pursuant to Part IV of the Environment Act. The undertaking has been approved subject to a number of conditionsPDF Download Link (PDF:33k).

Opportunities for Public Input

Public comments on the Registration Document were accepted from March 13, 2009 until April 12, 2009. All comments received, including any personal information, will be available to the public at the Department of Environment and Climate Change Library, 5th floor, Halifax Office, 5151 Terminal Road.

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