Time-of-Day Rates

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Time-of-Day Rates

Time-of-day (TOD) rates work by billing for the actual cost of making and delivering power at different times, meaning power is cheapest overnight and on weekends and holidays when overall demand on the electricity system is lower. Power is also more expensive during winter days, when demand is the highest.

In order to qualify for the TOD rate you must have an electric-based space heating system that has the capacity to store heat with appropriate timing and controls in place and approved by Nova Scotia Power. 

Time & Hours



Rate/Kilowatt Hour

Weekends & Holidays

Year round (116 Days) 24 Hours / Day

Off-Peak
8.136¢/kWh

Weekdays March to November (182 Days)

7am to 11pm

11pm to 7am

Standard Rate
15.063¢/kWh

Off-Peak
8.136¢/kWh

Weekdays December to February (67 Days) On-Peak
7am to 12pm
4pm to 11pm


Off-Peak

11pm to 7am

Standard Rate
12pm to 4pm

On-Peak
19.421¢/kWh

Off-Peak
8.136¢/kWh

Standard Rate
15.063¢/kWh


Time-of-day base charge: $18.82/month

Cost is measured in ¢/kWh. All costs are based on rates of January 1, 2017.

Questions?

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