Canada’s Summerside City Council has reportedly decided to “indefinitely” postpone a vote on whether to continue the development of a CAD23 million ($17.9m) backup generator.
According to Canadian broadcaster CBC News, the local council was looking to clinch a deal with Kore Energy to install 16MW of generators within the next few years, to prepare backup power for the city during emergencies.
However, the council has now reached a unanimous decision to let a third party to independently analyse “all viable options” ahead of a public vote on the project, CBC News reported.
The council is now expected to commission a study on whether the city has a renewable energy option or whether a generator is in the best interest of the local community.
Meanwhile, the city is still buying-in additional energy from utility New Brunswick Power.