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HEAT Fund provides welcome relief from pandemic pressure

With the COVID-19 pandemic putting additional strain on life and finances, Linda was relieved to be able to turn to the HEAT Fund for support.

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Two million hours and counting: NS Power reaches safety milestone

In April this year, we collectively reached over two million hours without a lost-time incident. This amounts to over seven months where no employee took time off due to a workplace accident or injury. To better understand how our team reached this safety milestone, we spoke with Mark Sidebottom, Chief Operating Officer, NS Power.

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You Asked, We Answer: Your Top COVID-19 Questions

It’s important to us that you’re supported in this difficult time, and we want to make sure that we’re providing all the answers you need.

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How to submit a photo of your residential meter

In order to keep our teams and our customers safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, we've had to make some changes in how we do business. That means, to ensure we're practicing physical distancing, we've had to suspend some non-essential services like meter reading.

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Keeping our employees safe at work

Whether we’re working on high voltage power lines, maintaining equipment at our power plants or responding to storms, the safety and health of our 1,700-strong team is always our top priority.

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March 15, 2020: Covid-19 update

We're committed to providing our customers with safe, reliable and affordable electricity, every day.

You Asked, We Answer: Tree Trimming

From day-to-day operations to storm clean-up, we asked Trevor Beaton, our Forestry Manager, to share his answers to your most-asked tree trimming questions.

Powering our Communities. Tia Crouse’s Story.

As a Chemical Lab Technician at our Tufts Cove Generating Station, Tia works to make power for Nova Scotians. It’s Tia’s job to test boiler water chemistry and run the water treatment plant—making sure the turbines and boilers run safely so that Nova Scotians have electricity when they need it, everyday.

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The HEAT Fund: helping those most in need during the coldest months of the year

What started as a very modest few thousand dollars donated by NS Power and its employees back in the late 1990s, has grown to a more than $1 million annual fund that helps those most in need in our province with emergency home heating assistance; whatever their heating source may be.

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Save money and energy this winter

When it comes to saving energy in the winter, there’s a lot of great information online about home upgrades and smart appliances—these are great changes, but they can also be expensive. We wanted to share simple, affordable tips that can help you make an impact and lower your energy use—and your power bill.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Warming hearts and homes

NS Power President and CEO, Karen Hutt, visited Deborah Stewart’s cozy home in Louisbourg, Cape Breton, last month.

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.

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.

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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

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.

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.

Thank you, Nova Scotia!

Two back-to-back storms brought some of the worst weather our province has seen since Hurricane Juan.

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.

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.

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.

Keep safety at the top of your list

Read all about our top safety tips for the holidays.

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.

Four steps to storm safety

Each year, we partner with the Atlantic Red Cross to spread the message of storm safety.

A warmer home and a happier wallet

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.

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.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

Welcome to the neighbourhood, Discovery Centre!

At NS Power, we are excited to officially welcome the Discovery Centre to the neighbourhood!

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.