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Cdn. government invests in Antigonish’s electrical grid modernization efforts

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This major investment will try to unlock more efficient uses of electricity within the community and allow for increased renewable energy sources such as wind and solar while driving down emissions and supporting sustainable jobs and communities.

ANTIGONISH — On Jul. 2, Sean Fraser, Minister of Housing, Infrastructure and Communities, announced a $9.7 million investment for grid modernization in the Town of Antigonish, Nova Scotia. This major investment will try to unlock more efficient uses of electricity within the community and allow for increased renewable energy sources such as wind and solar while driving down emissions and supporting sustainable jobs and communities.

This funding will help deploy hardware and software systems across Antigonish to create a more efficient and resilient electricity grid system, leading to reduced power outage frequency and duration, and increased opportunity for cost effective electrification.

Federal funding for this project is provided by Canada through the Smart Renewables and Electrification Pathways Program (SREPs) – which is supporting smart renewable energy, energy storage and electrical grid modernization projects across the country.

“We are excited to announce the launch of a large-scale infrastructure investment that will serve as a national flagship project. The Town’s Grid Modernization project is a significant initiative that showcases how municipalities, electric utilities, and customers can collaborate to ensure that our transition to a green future is inclusive and benefits all members of our community,” said Laurie Boucher, Mayor, Town of Antigonish.

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