Air Emissions Reporting

Welcome to our emissions database


Nova Scotia Power is striving to be an environmental leader, delivering the cost-effective power that customers demand in a sustainable way. As key part of our environmental leadership is publicly sharing our air emission data. You can access the past several years of air emissions from our power plants.

TOTAL SYSTEM EMISSIONS (ALL PLANTS)


System Totals
YearMercury (kg)Sulphur Dioxide (tonnes)Carbon Dioxide Equivalent (tonnes)Nitrogen Oxide (tonnes)
2005105103,77210,648,42232,305
2006162106,6179,745,36828,040
2007157108,54710,145,35525,862
2008163107,4739,782,24921,398
2009140100,8689,375,87017,075
20108161,9049,259,23618,230
20119564,8128,574,17017,414
20129466,2607,648,50115,640
20137367,806 7,827,423 16,998
201454 60,902 7,259,782 16,902
201555 60,608 7,139,684 15,026
20166061,897 7,083,17415,633
20176563,894 6,765,91815,347
20186362,6076,848,56014,732
20195950,8806,574,41414,422
2020    
System Totals - Emission Intensities
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YearMercury (g/GWh)Sulphur Dioxide (g/kWh)Carbon Dioxide Equivalent (g/kWh)Nitrogen Oxide (g/kWh)
20059.08.9915.12.8
200615.410.2927.62.7
200713.29.2855.32.2
200813.89.1831.01.8
200912.48.9829.31.5
20107.15.4808.31.6
20118.45.8765.21.1
20129.66.8781.31.6
20136.96.5747.91.6
20145.25.9705.71.6
2015 5.35.8685.71.4
2016 6.06.1700.11.5
2017 6.46.2660.41.5
20186.05.9654.91.4
20195.64.9630.91.4

Emissions intensity numbers based on electricity sales

CO2 intensity is based on emissions from generation in NS and electricity imports