Nova Scotia Power
Nova Scotia Power is transforming. We have 1,900 dedicated employees focused on building a reputation for customer service and leaving a legacy of cleaner energy.
We’re committed to meeting the current and future electricity needs of our province by building a cleaner energy future that will benefit Nova Scotians, both in terms of the economy and our shared environment. NS Power is investing hundreds of millions of dollars in capital projects that are creating jobs and energizing the provincial economy.
We’re building wind farms and contracting electricity from independently owned wind farms across Nova Scotia. We’re investigating ways to extend the life of our existing generation infrastructure, which our customers have already paid for, by co-firing locally grown biomass. We’re converting a decommissioned power plant on the Halifax waterfront into our new environmentally sustainable, energy efficient, LEED-standard headquarters. And we’re tidal energy pioneers, having deployed North America’s first commercial-sized, open-centre tidal turbine in November 2009.
NS Power is delivering conservation and efficiency programs to help our customers save money and reduce their impact on the environment. In 2008-09, those programs helped customers save enough electricity to power 9,500 homes for a year. As well, we are meeting and beating legislated caps on emissions of carbon dioxide, sulphur dioxide, nitrogen oxide and mercury.
NS Power has an aggressive campaign to storm-harden the distribution system. Our five-year reliability project will invest $100 million to make sure outages happen less often, and that the power comes back on more quickly when outages do occur.
All these advances are being delivered by an innovative team of employees, who have safety as their number one priority. They work at 57 service depots, plants and offices in the communities from Ingonish to Yarmouth.
NS Power is proud to serve 486,000 residential, commercial and industrial customers as the supplier of 95 per cent of the electricity used in Nova Scotia. We are a wholly-owned subsidiary of Emera Inc. We own and maintain $3.5 billion in assets.