June 23, 2016

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June 23, 2016

June 23, 2016

Introducing today's power

You count on us for energy to power every moment of every day, and for solutions to power a sustainable tomorrow. You've told us you want better, more detailed information about the electricity you use, so we’re happy to introduce Today’s Power.

Today’s Power is a customized section of our website that shows real-time information about Nova Scotia Power’s electricity generation – specifically renewable generation. A series of graphs will update once a day – some every hour – to give you a snapshot of where your electricity is coming from. In addition to the real-time data, we’ve also included static information and visuals about our transition to renewable energy and our progress with lowering emissions.

This is only the first iteration of Today’s Power. We want you to tell us what you'd like to see in the future through the feedback form on the bottom of each tab.

Visit www.nspower.ca/todayspower to see real-time information now and be sure to share from our social media pages using #TodaysPower.

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pumped summer: port williams days

GPST - Port Williams DaysStephen Andrews, Communications Specialist, a.k.a Tour Guide Extraordinare, is on the Get Pumped Summer Tour making stops all across Nova Scotia this summer. Keep us with his stories here.

Sixteen years ago, my family traveled to the Valley to visit with family. Back then, while the sky was blue and the sun was high, there wasn’t much to see on the drive except an old factory, a small orchard and a lot of trees.

On my way to Port Williams Days, one of the many stops on our Get Pumped Summer Tour, I counted more than 10 wind turbines shining in the sunlight as their blades turned. We talk about how green our megawatt is becoming, but seeing it in action is an entirely different and enriching experience. I only wonder what questions I would have asked my parents if giant fans had been around on our drive.

After my ride down what I call ‘the Windy Highway’, I arrived in Port Williams for Port Williams Days – a giant town-wide cookout, yard sale and parade. As part of the Get Pumped Summer Tour, we saw visitors from Windsor who came just to enter the contest for the chance to win a $5,000 heat pump package.

This marked another fantastic weekend, and opportunity to see the beauty of small Nova Scotian towns with big hearts. 

the mighty atom: The story of electricity from amber to atoms

Our communications team recently uncovered a comic book printed in 1967 about the history of electricity. Ready Kilowatt - who the comic describes as 'star of motion pictures and story book pages, in real life represents good and reliable services for you and your family by your utility Company' - takes readers back to where it all started, ancient Greece. Each week we'll be posting excerpts until he reaches "present day" (or 1967). Enjoy!

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