Project Benefits

The Maritime Link Project is creating benefits for Atlantic Canada and beyond.

A BETTER SOURCE OF ENERGY

Moving to a cleaner source of energy will help Newfoundland and Labrador and Nova Scotia reduce their use of fossil fuels and exposure to unpredictable oil and coal prices.

REGIONAL ENERGY LOOP

The Maritime Link Project will create a new Atlantic electricity loop, opening access to other energy import options available in a new market, as well as future renewable energy developments in Newfoundland and Labrador.

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EMPLOYMENT IMPACT

An average of 300 jobs will be created annually over the construction period and will peak at 600. A workforce will be required in both provinces throughout the construction process, which is expected to take place between 2014 and 2017.

ADDITIONAL RENEWABLE ENERGY DEVELOPMENT

By providing firm hydro back-up, the Maritime Link Project enables more renewable energy development, such as wind, in Nova Scotia. This will break Nova Scotia from a century-old pattern of over dependence on a single, non-renewable fuel source – first oil, then coal.