Community Feed-in-Tariff (COMFIT) of Nova Scotia

Name of policy Community Feed-in-Tariff (COMFIT) of Nova Scotia
Jurisdiction Country
Supranational region
Country Canada
Region North America


Subnational region or state
City or local
Policy objective
  • Mitigation
Type of policy instrument
  • Economic Instruments
    • Fiscal or financial incentives
      • Feed-in tariffs or premiums
Sector name
  • Electricity and heat
    Policy description The COMFIT programme paid for small-scale community-owned renewable energy projects a pre-determined per-kWh FIT rate paid to producers using renewable energy technology (wind projects smaller or greater than 50 kW, biomass, small-scale in-stream tidal below 500 kW, and run-of-the-river hydro). FIT rates were set by the Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board (UARB). Nova Scotia Power Inc. recovers costs incurred from the programme through rate-based adjustments.
    Policy type
    • Renewables1
    Policy stringency
    Implementation state Implemented
    Date of decision 2011
    Start date of implementation
    End date of implementation
    High impact No
    Impact indicator


    Source or references http://www.iea.org/policiesandmeasures/pams/canada/name-162525-en.php?s=dHlwZT1yZSZzdGF0dXM9T2s,&return=PG5hdiBpZD0iYnJlYWRjcnVtYiI-PGEgaHJlZj0iLyI-SG9tZTwvYT4gJnJhcXVvOyA8YSBocmVmPSIvcG9saWNpZXNhbmRtZWFzdXJlcy8iPlBvbGljaWVzIGFuZCBNZWFzdXJlczwvYT4gJnJhcXVvOyA8YSBocmVmPSIvcG9saWNpZXNhbmRtZWFzdXJlcy9yZW5ld2FibGVlbmVyZ3kvIj5SZW5ld2FibGUgRW5lcmd5PC9hPjwvbmF2Pg,,
    Supports policies
    Is supported by policies
    Comments (background and assessment)
    Status Final

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