Nova Scotia Power to Open Emergency Operations Centre

HALIFAX – Nova Scotia Power will be activating its Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) on Saturday (October 7) ahead of Tropical Storm Philippe.

“We’ve been keeping an eye on this tropical storm all week and based on the latest weather forecasts have decided to open our Emergency Operations Centre (EOC),” said Matt Drover, Nova Scotia Power’s Storm Lead. “We are expecting high winds and rain, especially in the western part of the province and metro, as Philippe arrives overnight Saturday, and into Thanksgiving Sunday.”

The EOC provides a central place to coordinate planning for our storm response. It’s staffed with employees from across the company. Nova Scotia Power is also working closely with the Nova Scotia Emergency Management Office.

“We are taking every precaution and will have crews in place and working to respond safely and as quickly as possible,” said Drover. “A sincere thank you to each and every member of our team and others who will be working this holiday weekend. As our team finalizes plans, we encourage customers to be prepared as well, by monitoring local weather forecasts and ensuring their emergency kits are stocked and ready.”

You can find a full list of safety and storm preparedness tips on our website: Building owners are also reminded to put the necessary measures in place to secure materials and debris at construction sites to help reduce unnecessary power outages.

Outage Information

Customers can report outages and get estimated restoration times online at or by calling 1-877-428-6004. Estimated restoration times are updated as our crews assess the damage. For more info on restoration phases visit:


About Nova Scotia Power
Nova Scotia Power Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Emera Inc. (TSX-EMA), a diversified energy and services company. Nova Scotia Power provides 95% of the generation, transmission and distribution of electrical power to more than 525,000 residential, commercial and industrial customers across Nova Scotia. The company is focused on new technologies to enhance customer service and reliability, reduce emissions and add renewable energy. Nova Scotia Power has over 2,000 employees and $4.5 billion in operating assets. Learn more at


Adam Cheyne

Nova Scotia Power, Corporate Communications | 902-233-6015