NS wants to bet on offshore wind power to produce green hydrogen

The Nova Scotia government intends to make offshore wind energy the foundation of its future energy supply, with a goal of five gigawatts produced by wind offshore the province by 2030.

The premier of the province, Tim Houstontold reporters on Tuesday that the ambitious plan would triple Nova Scotia’s current total energy production of 2.5 gigawatts from all sources.

Tim Houston is aware that the province is in a race with other players in the world to develop an offshore wind farm, but he believes that the wind speeds in Nova Scotia allow him to be competitive in this market.

Selon Team Houstonthe idea is to use wind energy to produce green hydrogen, for use in Nova Scotia and for export.

He said on Tuesday that his government will first develop a green hydrogen action plan, which will be released in 2023.

Tim Houston said the first tender for offshore wind should go out by 2025, and all leases should be awarded by 2030.