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Media Release

Media Release – Thursday February 25, 2021

For immediate release

Nova Scotia Power (NSP) has advised that it has undertaken an analysis of the operation of the Annapolis Tidal Generating Station and has determined that it is the lowest cost option and in the best interests of customers, to retire the facility. On February 22, NSP submitted an initial application to the Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board relative to moving forward to implement this decision.

Although there will be no significant impact on Town of Annapolis Royal revenues this fiscal year, decommissioning of the Tidal Power Station may well lead to changes in the taxation value of the assets in future years. Council has established a Task Force that is now getting to work on assessing the potential impacts in 2022 and beyond, and developing strategies to address and adjust to them. Meanwhile the Town’s financial position continues to be sound.

The work of the Task Force will not be competing against proponents of known and potential projects for future use of the Tidal Power Station properties that continue to be owned by NSP. Town Council is prepared to collaborate with others, including the appropriate provincial government departments, to develop/advance proposals and plans that are in the best interests of the Town.

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Town of Annapolis Royal
Mayor Amery Boyer
902-532-0556

Town of Annapolis Royal
CAO Sandi Millett-Campbell
902-532-2043 x 104

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