To help you better understand how to read your bill, we’ve provided descriptors for each element of the NS Power bill that you receive in the mail.
- Account Numbers
Account numbers are assigned with each new account. Your account remains the same even when the address changes for the account.
- Please Pay By
The date and amount of the total payment due. This amount includes current charges plus any arrears or credits.
- Service From
The dates of service covered by this bill.
- Meter Number
This unique number identifies your meter. The meter number is usually six digits. No other meter has the same number.
- Rate Code
Identifies the rate classification used for billing your service.
- No. of Days
Total number of days in this billing period.
- New Meter Reading
Your most recent meter reading for the meter listed.
- Last Meter Reading
Your meter reading at the time of your last billing or connection. Subtract this from your present reading to determine the amount of electricity used during this billing period.
The amount of electricity used is determined by multiplying the difference between the present and previous reading by the multiplier showing on your electric bill.
- Kwh Used
The total number of kilowatt hours used during this billing period.
- Energy Charges
A breakdown of your energy charges in kilowatt hour usage for the current billing period.
*As of January 1, 2013 the energy charge has changed.
- Other Charges
This section shows any applicable charges for street lights, water heaters or heating systems financed through NS Power, service charges, adjustments, taxes, etc...
*Your statement also includes a fee to fund electricity efficiency programs. Efficiency Nova Scotia, an independent, non-profit corporation provides conservation and efficiency programs to residential and business customers.
- Your Average Cost
A calculation of the average daily cost for electricity.
- Past Electric Use
A comparison of your usage over the past year.
- Remittance Stub
Detach this piece and send it in if you are mailing in a cheque.
- Web Access Number
You can use this number for register for e-bill a service that delivers your power bill to your e-mail address and saves paper.
To view important general information listed on the reverse side of a bill, click here.