Nova Scotia to issue decision on Muskrat Falls project


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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