08 July 2010

New NS-NB intertie to cost $200 million

Nova Scotia and New Brunswick will need to build a new $200 million intertie within the next decade, according to the Chronicle Herald.

The new lines would take power from new generation outside Nova Scotia and could also help ship power from new wind generation in Nova Scotia to market in New Brunswick and elsewhere.

The herald mentions the Lower Churchill as one of the potential sources of new power outside Nova Scotia.  That project may cost as much as $14 billion according to recent estimates.  It current has no customers and there are no firm plans to develop it.

Newfoundland and Labrador premier Danny Williams said in June that the project is up in the air indefinitely.

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