Nova Scotia to issue decision on Muskrat Falls project

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The Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board will release its decision on the Muskrat Falls hydroelectric project on Monday, reports The Guardian.

The board is evaluating Emera’sproposal to build a subsea cable — known as the Maritime Link — that would ship power generated in Labrador to Nova Scotia.

The board has been asked to decide whether building the 170-kilometre cable represents the cheapest long-term alternative for the province’s electricity users and whether the $1.5-billion project meets requirements governing the release of greenhouse gases and air pollutants.

The board held hearings on the project this spring.

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