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Apply for NSCC's sustainable energy study

Apply for NSCC's sustainable energy study

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Take part in this study that offers Nova Scotia businesses and non-profit organizations potential savings on future electricity bills. We're examining ways to reduce the electricity demand charge of commercial buildings in the southwest region of the province.

Reducing electricity costs

NSCC Applied Energy Research is examining money-saving opportunities for businesses and non-profits in the southwest area of Nova Scotia.

The year-long study collects data on organizations located in commercial and industrial buildings. Using this data, we'll determine if these businesses/non-profits would be more energy efficient if their buildings were equipped with battery energy storage and solar photovoltaic systems to supply electricity.

How the sustainable energy study works

  • Phase one: The research team will confidentially analyze the electricity bills of 100 commercial buildings to determine the ten best candidates for the next phase.
  • Phase two: Electricity consumption data will be collected to create a confidential power profile on the selected ten participant buildings.
  • Phase three: Using the power profiles from the 10 buildings, battery-solar systems will be engineered for up to three buildings.

In addition to reducing commercial costs, the study aims to address grid capacity constraints and help meet Nova Scotia's target to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to below 53 per cent of 2005 levels by 2030 as well become net-zero in GHG emissions by 2050.

How to apply

Apply by email to  with your name, company name and phone number. Someone will contact you within two business days of your application.

Application requirements

  • You must run a business/non-profit located in a commercial or industrial building and pay demand charge.
  • Your business/non-profit needs to be located in southwestern Nova Scotia (Yarmouth, Digby or Barrington)

Application deadline

We're accepting applications between January 2 and March 31.