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Tony Stevens returns to Lingan

Tony Stevens - headshotAfter 28 years with Nova Scotia Power, Tony Stevens could write the book on how power is produced in Nova Scotia.

“After that many years, you really get to know the company; how it works and how important it is to our customers,” says Tony. “They count on us every day, and we need to be there. I can’t imagine a more interesting place to work in the whole province.”

From humble beginnings at the Seaboard generating station in Glace Bay back in the 1980’s, to the renewable hydro systems on the mainland, to overseeing the gas-fired plant in Tufts Cove, Dartmouth, Tony has found his way back home to Cape Breton as senior plant manager at the Lingan generating station.

“I’ve been around the block and back again,” says Tony. “And I didn’t think twice about the opportunity to move back home. I’ll be overseeing significant work and investments at Lingan over the next couple of years that will help ensure the reliability of power for our customers.”

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apprentice power engineer receives national award

Colin Beaver, Apprentice Power Engineer at Tufts Cove, was the recipient of a national award in June. Colin received a Student Achievement Award for Power Engineer 3rd Class.

This award, sponsored by PanGlobal, focuses on excellent achievement combined from both the Power Engineering program courses and interprovincial exams. As part of rewards received, Akerley Campus received a set of 3rd Class materials donated to the library.


safety milestones

In the past little while, the following groups celebrated significant days without lost time injury:

  • Baddeck/Cheticamp & Ingonish Depots - 6,000
  • Stellarton, Antigonish & Guysburough Depots - 5,750
  • Eastern Territory Administration team - 8,000


looking towards tomorrow: our generation mix

ForWebMark Sidebottom, who looks after electricity generation at Nova Scotia Power, addresses a customer question asked through TomorrowsPower.ca.

Sandy asked: "When does NSPI plan to go off coal completely?" Take a look at the answer here


finding heating solutions

Have a question about heating your home? Scott Cameron has the answer. Recently, Scott answered a Tomorrow's Power question about converting an electric in-floor hot water heating system to incorporate a heat pump as the major heat source. View Scott's response here.

Considering a heat pump for your home or business? Visit www.heatpumpssetyoufree.ca.