Your top storm questions answered
Winter storms can be stressful—especially when they cause power outages. You ask us a lot of great questions during storms, and we want to make sure we’re providing answers.
Read More about Your top storm questions answered
Keep your home merry and bright—and save energy
The last thing you want to worry about over the holidays is your power bill. But with a little planning, it’s easy to save energy—so you can enjoy the festivities, without fearing the added cost.
Read More about Keep your home merry and bright—and save energy
Heading towards 60% clean energy!
Nova Scotians want clean, affordable energy. Delivering on that is our mission and commitment at Nova Scotia Power. We’ve tripled our renewable energy over the past decade—we’re a Canadian leader in carbon reduction, we’re a North American leader in wind energy, and our future is even cleaner and greener.
Read More about Heading towards 60% clean energy!
Pride 2019: building an inclusive workplace
This summer, communities across Nova Scotia are taking part in Pride week festivities. It’s an opportunity to show support for the 2SLGBTQ+ community, and to raise awareness of the progress that has been made and the work that still needs to be done to ensure equal rights and representation for people of all sexual and gender identities.
Read More about Pride 2019: building an inclusive workplace
An international Woman's Day Q&A
Our workplaces are stronger when we have balanced teams. And in honour of this year’s International Women’s Day, we invited four women from across Nova Scotia Power to join us in a conversation about exactly that. From supporting inclusion and diversity, to the lessons they’ve learned throughout their careers, they shared their wisdom and perspectives.
Read More about An international Woman's Day Q&A
Warming hearts and homes
NS Power President and CEO, Karen Hutt, visited Deborah Stewart’s cozy home in Louisbourg, Cape Breton, last month.
Read More about Warming hearts and homes
HomeWarming program reaches milestone in 2018
Nova Scotia Power has helped thousands of Nova Scotians stay warm and save money on their energy bills through the HomeWarming Program.
Read More about HomeWarming program reaches milestone in 2018
Committed to connect customer to reliable power, every day
As the temperatures drop and the first few snowflakes have fallen, we are preparing for winter storm season in Nova Scotia.
Read More about Committed to connect customer to reliable power, every day
Nova Scotia's new electric vehicle network
Nova Scotia Power and Emera celebrated the “first charge” of Nova Scotia’s new electric vehicle fast-charging network on June 25.
Read More about Nova Scotia's new electric vehicle network
Powered up '18 Summer Tour - win 1 of 5 $5,000 heat pump prize packages!
Our award-winning Summer Tour is back for the third year in a row!
Read More about Powered up '18 Summer Tour - win 1 of 5 $5,000 heat pump prize packages!
20/20 Catalyst program kicks off in Nova Scotia
From a distance, last week’s 20/20 Catalyst Program looked like 21 enthusiastic Indigenous participants from across Canada learning how to better integrate renewable energy into their communities.
Read More about 20/20 Catalyst program kicks off in Nova Scotia
10 Ways to safely enjoy the outdoors this spring
The ice has thawed, the snow has melted, and Nova Scotians are trading in their shovels for rakes. When you're out and about this spring, make sure you stay safe.
Read More about 10 Ways to safely enjoy the outdoors this spring
Five reasons you should get a heat pump
So you’ve been thinking about getting a heat pump, but aren’t sure if it’s the right choice for you? Here are five great reasons that now is the time to make the switch.
Read More about Five reasons you should get a heat pump
10 Ways to celebrate earth hour this weekend in Nova Scotia
Around the world, Earth Hour will be celebrated between 8:30 and 9:30 pm on March 24. Before you flip the switch, take a look at 10 ways you can unplug in Nova Scotia this weekend.
Read More about 10 Ways to celebrate earth hour this weekend in Nova Scotia
Delivering the power of joy with two heat pump giveaways
What could make the most wonderful time of the year even better? A heat pump giveaway!
Read More about Delivering the power of joy with two heat pump giveaways
Testing battery storage in Elmsdale with the Intelligent Feeder Project
What do you get when you mix a wind farm, a substation, and nearly a dozen Tesla batteries? Let us introduce you to the Intelligent Feeder Project.
Read More about Testing battery storage in Elmsdale with the Intelligent Feeder Project
Bell Let's Talk: Mental health in the workplace
Nova Scotia Power recognizes that there is more to life than work and that the key to a healthy lifestyle is striking a balance between work and leisure.
Read More about Bell Let's Talk: Mental health in the workplace
Thank you, Nova Scotia!
Two back-to-back storms brought some of the worst weather our province has seen since Hurricane Juan.
Read More about Thank you, Nova Scotia!
Nova Scotia Power's annual scholarship program supports inspiring future leaders
Majd Al Zhouri, one of last year’s 40 deserving Nova Scotia Power scholarship recipients, was thrilled to move to the next level of his education last fall when he began his engineering degree at St. Francis Xavier University.
Read More about Nova Scotia Power's annual scholarship program supports inspiring future leaders
Make plans to be storm ready this winter
WINTER IS HERE! In Nova Scotia, we all know that means nasty storms are on their way.
Read More about Make plans to be storm ready this winter
Beyond heat pumps: find the home energy solution right for you
Winter is coming; we can’t stop it, but we can help prevent Old Man Winter from running up your heating bill.
Read More about Beyond heat pumps: find the home energy solution right for you
Keep safety at the top of your list
Read all about our top safety tips for the holidays.
Read More about Keep safety at the top of your list
Helicopter takes new Canso Strait transmission towers to new heights
Highly skilled crews are using a helicopter to help build the tallest electrical transmission towers in Atlantic Canada, which will join Cape Breton and mainland Nova Scotia with high voltage transmission lines.
Read More about Helicopter takes new Canso Strait transmission towers to new heights
Four steps to storm safety
Each year, we partner with the Atlantic Red Cross to spread the message of storm safety.
Read More about Four steps to storm safety
A warmer home and a happier wallet
A warmer home and a happier wallet
Read More about A warmer home and a happier wallet
Weathering the storm; being prepared makes all the difference
You don’t have to look too far to be reminded of the devastating effects that hurricanes and other severe storms can have on our communities, both small and large.
Read More about Weathering the storm; being prepared makes all the difference
Reconnecting with customers in their communities
We invite our customers to drop by one of our newly reopened community service centres and talk to a local Nova Scotia Power representative.
Read More about Reconnecting with customers in their communities
Nova Scotia Power bringing electric vehicle fast charging network to Nova Scotia
“Electric vehicles are the future of transportation,” Karen Hutt, President and CEO of NS Power, told the crowd at NS Power's headquarters in Halifax on August 2.
Read More about Nova Scotia Power bringing electric vehicle fast charging network to Nova Scotia
Milton Shop Marks 40 Years of Safety
Safety for Milton Heavy Maintenance Shop staff isn’t simply a consideration; it’s a way of life.
Read More about Milton Shop Marks 40 Years of Safety
Nova Scotia Power wins provincial safety award
To celebrate its 20th Anniversary in 2014, the Nova Scotia Construction Safety Association (NSCSA) commissioned Nova Scotia Crystal to custom craft a special “vision” award.
Read More about Nova Scotia Power wins provincial safety award
Nova Scotia Power committed to protecting fish and their habitats
We have heard concerns from customers and stakeholders regarding a recent fish kill near our White Rock generating station.
Read More about Nova Scotia Power committed to protecting fish and their habitats
Nova Scotia Power triples renewable energy generation over past decade
Nova Scotians want affordable, reliable, cleaner energy, and we’ve been working hard to deliver that – we’ve tripled our renewable energy to 28% over the past decade and we are on track to hit 40% by 2020.
Read More about Nova Scotia Power triples renewable energy generation over past decade
Two million hours: Tufts Cove celebrates powerful safety milestone
Tufts Cove Generating Station is one of our largest facilities, and has been producing electricity for our customers since the 1960’s.
Read More about Two million hours: Tufts Cove celebrates powerful safety milestone
Former Nova Scotia Power customers may apply for fuel refund
Are you a former customer of Nova Scotia Power? You may be eligible for the fuel refund.
Read More about Former Nova Scotia Power customers may apply for fuel refund
Nova Scotia Power employee coding the future
In 2013, Jennifer Liu, a Project Coordinator at Nova Scotia Power, attended her first workshop held by the Halifax Chapter of Ladies Learning Code—a national not-for-profit that teaches women, men and children beginner computer programming skills.
Read More about Nova Scotia Power employee coding the future
Leading the way at Lingan
These words have always hung over the doorway at the Lingan Generating Station. Almost 20 years later, they still hold true.
Read More about Leading the way at Lingan
12th Annual St. Paddy's Bash Brings Hope to Cape Breton Community
An enthusiastic crowd dressed in their St. Paddy’s day best and danced the night away at the Membertou Trade and Convention Centre last Friday, March 17, in support of the Atlantic Burn Camp and the Almost Home Women’s Shelter in Sydney.
Read More about 12th Annual St. Paddy's Bash Brings Hope to Cape Breton Community
Welcome to the neighbourhood, Discovery Centre!
At NS Power, we are excited to officially welcome the Discovery Centre to the neighbourhood!
Read More about Welcome to the neighbourhood, Discovery Centre!
Emera invests $6.2m in smart grid research
Read More about Emera invests $6.2m in smart grid research
Nova Scotia Power employees receive Lifesaving Award for heroic act
Sandra Voegele doesn’t know what possessed the power line crew to make the trek down her long snow-filled driveway that January day in 2015, but she and husband Toni are thankful they did.
Read More about Nova Scotia Power employees receive Lifesaving Award for heroic act
Lending a hand to Grand Bahama after Hurricane Matthew
Brian Sheppard stepped off the ferry that had carried him and his fellow linemen on the three hour voyage from Fort Lauderdale to Freeport, Grand Bahama.
Read More about Lending a hand to Grand Bahama after Hurricane Matthew
Tower climbers install new navigation lights for Auld's Cove
To address concerns raised by local residents, Nova Scotia Power will begin installing new navigation lights on its transmission towers at Auld’s Cove Monday.
Read More about Tower climbers install new navigation lights for Auld's Cove
Emera wins best large business co-op student employer
Caitlin Walker first walked through the doors at Nova Scotia Power as a motivated public relations student ready to learn about the world of electricity on her first co-op work term.
Read More about Emera wins best large business co-op student employer
Lingan employees mark milestone
Ray Carroll was just 24 when he started working as an assistant operator at Seaboard Generating Station in Glace Bay. Thirty seven years on he still loves his job operating a Cape Breton power plant, though his future here on the Island wasn’t always so certain.
Read More about Lingan employees mark milestone
Showing real-time electricity generation with Today's Power
You asked, and we delivered. In spring of 2016, we launched Today’s Power.
Read More about Showing real-time electricity generation with Today's Power
Celebrating the Power of Pride
Decked out in rainbow tie-dye, enthusiastic NS Power and Emera employees proudly walked in the 29th annual Halifax Pride Parade on July 23.
Read More about Celebrating the Power of Pride
Major refit at Lingan
In less than three hours Wednesday, a key component of a generator in Lingan was slid out of its housing, hoisted up into the air by a 100 tonne crane and placed onto a flatbed truck bound for Wisconsin.
Read More about Major refit at Lingan
Gaspereau return after 100+ years
Gaspereau have returned to Indian River on the St. Margaret’s Bay Hydro System for the first time in well over 100 years.
Read More about Gaspereau return after 100+ years
HomeWarming partners with North Preston
“HomeWarming is for all Nova Scotian communities, including North Preston,” says Clean’s Sean Kelly. “This isn’t charity, it’s an investment in the province.”
Read More about HomeWarming partners with North Preston