Team Member

Mark Sidebottom

Chief Operating Officer

Mark was appointed Chief Operating Officer of Nova Scotia Power Inc. in March 2016, and is responsible for all operational aspects of the Company.   Mark began his career at Nova Scotia Power 29 years ago and throughout his tenure has managed almost all functions of generating and delivering electricity to customers.

He designed, built and managed power plants, ensured reliable delivery of electricity to retail customers and managed fuels portfolios. As Vice President of Generation, Mark managed one of the fastest transitions to renewables any utility has undertaken as Nova Scotia Power evolves from 9% renewable energy in 2010 to over 40% by 2020.

Mark serves on the Board of Directors of Junior Achievement Nova Scotia and the Halifax Chamber of Commerce. He is a past board member of Junior Achievement Cape Breton, the Fossil Advisory Board and the Silicon Island Advisory Board. Mark is currently the Vice Chair of the Generation Council for the Canadian Electricity Association.

Mark holds a Bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Technical University of Nova Scotia, (now part of Dalhousie University), and is a registered Professional Engineer with Engineers Nova Scotia.