HALIFAX, NS, June 8, 2018 (Chronicleherald.ca) -The Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board has issued a decision letter approving the continuance of the special power rate paid by Port Hawkesbury Paper.
When the mill reopened in 2012 after a year-long sales process, new owners Pacific West Commercial Corp. received a special load retention tariff for the electricity that it uses.
Under the tariff, the mill is to pay for the cost of generating electricity for it to operate and also make a contribution to Nova Scotia Power’s fixed costs.Read more
HALIFAX, NS, May 21, 2018 (Chronicleherald.ca) -ADepartment of Natural Resourcesreport confirms that two stands of old growth forest were partially cut by Port Hawkesbury Paper.
As well, 11 hardwood stands the mill had planned to cut in the Loon Lake area near Guysborough qualified as old growth.Read more
TRURO, NS, Jan. 18, 2018 (Local News) -Port Hawkesbury Paper has been shut down for nearly two weeks over the past month.
The shutdowns haven’t resulted in layoffs and are caused by high electricity costs, said Archie MacLaughlan of Unifor Local 972, which represents the mill’s 300 workers.
“When the load is high we have to pay big rates,” said MacLachlan.Read more
PORT HAWKESBURY, NS, Dec. 1, 2016 (Press Release) -Since first signing the Forest Utilization License Agreement with the Province of Nova Scotia, Port Hawkesbury Paper LP (PHP) has continued to demonstrate environmentally sustainable and socially responsible forestry. Now in their fifth year of operation, the company is enjoying some of their best third-party forest certification audit results to date.Read more
ORNSKOLDSVIK, Sweden, Jan. 18, 2016 (Press Release) -During the fall PulpEye has received new orders for two PulpEye analyzers from two Canadian mills, Domtar Windsor, QC, and Port Hawkesbury Paper, NS.Read more
The question forced Nova Scotia Power to disclose that ratepayers are charged $7 million each year for a biomass plant that reduces the cost of electricity for Port Hawkesbury Paper.
The $7 million is on top of a $124-million provincial bailout package that included more than $50 million in forgivable loans to the mill.Read more
DemoPlus, an Ontario commercial and industrial demolition firm, has retained NRI Industrial Sales to liquidate all assets pertaining to Paper Machine #1 in Port Hawksbury, Nova Scotia. NRI Industrial Sales will be hosting the online auction of all assets on Aucto.com.Read more
While Port Hawkesbury Paper is billed primarily for cheaper thermal power, the rest of us pay for the boutique stuff coming from small-scale renewable energy projects.Read more