Small General Tariff

Small General Tariff


This tariff is applicable to electric energy for use where the annual consumption is less than 32,000 kWh per year and for which no other tariffs are applicable, and is available to customers on the General tariff where the annual consumption is less than 45,000 kWh per year.

For customers that elect to take service under the Small General tariff, where the General tariff is otherwise applicable, the following conditions apply:

  • Customers must make a written request to take service under the Small General tariff.
  • Customers can switch rate classes twice in a 24-month period.
  • After switching, customers shall take service under this tariff for a minimum of six months subject to meeting the load threshold criteria.

Base Charge

$12.65 per month

Energy Charge

16.483¢ per kilowatt hour for the first 200 kilowatt hours per month
14.669¢ per kilowatt hour for all additional kilowatt hours

Fuel Adjustment Mechanism (FAM) 

The FAM Actual Adjustment (AA) and Balance Adjustment (BA) charges or credits (in cents per kilowatt-hour) applicable to the Tariff for the current rate year, shown in the FAM Tariff, shall apply. These charges are accounted for within the energy charge on your bill. To view the cents per kilowatt-hour charge, click here.

Minimum Monthly Charge

The minimum monthly charge shall be $12.65.

Sample Small General Bill

Energy Use kW.hCost per Month
(excluding taxes)

Seasonal Electric Service (Regulation 3.3)

The contract period for all seasonal accounts is from May 1 to October 31, in any calendar year. Electric service to seasonal customers will remain connected during the winter period from November 1, to the following April 30 and the base charge will not be billed during these winter months, nor will bills be rendered. Energy used beyond October 31 will be billed on the first regular billing after May 1, or the final bill, whichever comes first. A disconnection charge, as set fort in the Schedule of Charges, will be applied when the seasonal electric service is physically disconnected at the request of the customer. The standard connection charge will apply if electric service is subsequently reconnected.

Seasonal commercial electric service will apply to self-contained seasonal commercial businesses (i.e. campgrounds, ice cream barns, tourist bureaus, fixed and mobile canteens, kiosks, and federal/provincial park entrance booths). Seasonal commercial service is only available to customers taking service under the Small General Rate and NS Power is satisfied that the electric service is being used on a seasonal basis, not year round. 


Tariffs, rates and descriptors shown are for information purposes only. Official tariffs as per Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board approved Rates and Regulations schedules.

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