Nova Scotians depend on a reliable electrical system both at work and at home. It’s a key contributor to a positive quality of life for all Nova Scotians and the provincial economy. Nova Scotia Power is midway through a five-year, $100 million reliability investment plan. This plan is in addition to about $60 million spent each year on improvements such as equipment upgrades and other measures that help strengthen the transmission and distribution system that delivers electricity to customers. But we haven’t seen all the results Nova Scotians expect.
We think local insight will help us plan the best way to improve system reliability, and have formed eight Regional Reliability Advisory Committees with municipal officials throughout Nova Scotia to receive input, knowledge and advice.
Meeting twice a year, each of the eight regional committees will function in an advisory capacity, providing local information that will assist Nova Scotia Power in developing and planning priorities for electrical system reliability improvements in each region. The focus will be on local concerns, and seeking out local solutions that reflect local priorities. For more information, including a breakdown of regions covered by each committee, visit www.nspower.ca/reliability