General Tariff

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General Tariff


This tariff is applicable to electric power and energy where the annual consumption is 32,000 kWh or greater and for which no other rates are applicable.

For General tariff customers eligible for the Small General tariff the following conditions apply:

  • Customers must make a written request to take service under the Small General tariff.
  • Customers can switch rate classes twice in a 24-month period.
  • After switching, customers shall take service under this tariff for a minimum of six months subject to meeting the load threshold criteria.

Demand Charge

$10.497 per month per kilowatt of maximum demand

Energy Charge

11.671¢ per kilowatt hour for the first 200 kilowatt hours per month per kilowatt of maximum demand
8.392¢ per kilowatt hour for all additional kilowatt hours

Fuel Adjustment Mechanism (FAM)

The FAM Actual Adjustment (AA) and Balance Adjustment (BA) charges or credits (in cents per kilowatt-hour) applicable to the Tariff for the current rate year, shown in the FAM Tariff, shall apply. These charges are accounted for within the energy charge on your bill. To view the cents per kilowatt-hour charge, click here.

Maximum per kW.h Charge / Minimum Bill

The maximum charge per kW.h will be that for a billing load factor of 10% except that the minimum monthly bill shall not be less than $12.65.

Sample General Unit Cost

The average unit cost to the customer varies according to the billing demand and energy relationship measured by “ Load Factor ”. Average unit costs (¢/kW.h) are shown for a range of load factors. Monthly customer cost = ¢/kW.h x consumption (kW.h).
Load Factor ¢/kW.h
(excluding taxes)
20% 18.96
40% 14.31
60% 12.34
80% 11.35


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Tariffs, rates and descriptors shown are for information purposes only. Official tariffs as per Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board approved Rates and Regulations schedules.