Nova Scotians will soon be getting even more of their electricity from renewable energy sources.

Nova Scotia Power announced Thursday it has awarded six new wind energy contracts to small, community-based projects throughout the province. Ten different projects will go ahead under the contracts, and they are expected to generate a total of 18.95 megawatts of electricity.

A request for proposals for the power projects was issued in December 2008.

The utility says that by the end of 2010, renewables should account for around 16 per cent of all electricity sales in the province.