About

The Cumberland Energy Authority was formed in 2012 through an Inter-Municipal Agreement between the Municipality of the County of Cumberland, the former Town of Parrsboro, and the former Town of Springhill to promote regional energy development.

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Signing the Inter-Municipal Agreement in 2012.
From left to right: Former Springhill Mayor Allen Dill, Former Warden Keith Hunter of the Municipality of the County of Cumberland, and Former Parrsboro Mayor Lois Smith 

Mission

Setting the standard of leadership in local government for the development of renewable energy, support of the progressive energy industry and the encouragement of a sustainable future for our communities.

 

The Cumberland Energy Authority objectives include:

  1. The development and implementation of the Energy Strategy for the County of Cumberland;
  2. The promotion, attraction, and development of renewable and alternative energy sources;
  3. The promotion and implementation of energy efficiency and conservation programs;
  4. The development of community sustainability through increased energy security, economic development, and environmental protection;
  5. The establishment of the municipalities as leaders in renewable energy use, and energy efficiency and conservation; and
  6. The planning, development, construction, and operation of special projects which include wind and solar unique to the Amherst area, tidal power in Parrsboro and geothermal mine water in Springhill.

Board of Directors

  • Rennie Bugley – Chair, Chief Administrative Officer ,Municipality of the County of Cumberland
  • Ray Hickey, Chief Operating Officer, Cumberland Energy Authority
  • Maryanne Jackson – Board Member, Councillor, Municipality of the County of Cumberland
  • Don Fletcher – Board Member, Councillor, Municipality of the County of Cumberland
  • Norm Rafuse – Board Member, Councillor, Municipality of the County of Cumberland
  • Paul Porter – Board Member, Councillor, Municipality of the County of Cumberland
  • Joe van Vulpen – Board Member, Councillor, Municipality of the County of Cumberland
  • Mike McLellan – Board Member, Councillor, Municipality of the County of Cumberland
  • Lois Smith – Board Member, Citizen Representative
  • Gerald Read – Board Member, Citizen Representative