Approved Electricity Rates and Regulations

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Approved Electricity Rates and Regulations

Our customers are categorized as residential, commercial and industrial. Use the chart below to find the rates that apply to you.

Residential - homes, condominiums, apartments

Rate class: Description: Rates that apply:
Residential Consumption for a private residence for domestic or household use

Domestic Service Tariff

Domestic Service Time-of-Day Tariff

Commercial - educational institutions, businesses, retail stores, office buildings 

Rate class: Description: Rates that apply:
Small commercial Annual consumption is less than 32,000 kW.h

Small General Tariff

Commercial Annual consumption is 32,000 kW.h or greater and the regular billing demand is less than 2,000 kV.A or 1,800 kW General Tariff
Large Commercial Consumption for any use except industrial, where the regular billing demand is 2,000 kV.A or 1,800 kW, and over Large General Tariff

Industrial - customers using electricity as an energy source in manufacturing 

Rate class: Description: Rates that apply:
Small industrial Consumption for industrial use, including farming and processing, where the regular billing demand is less than 250 kV.A or 225 kW.

Small Industrial Tariff

Medium industrial Consumption for any industrial customer having a regular billing demand greater than 249 kV.A (224 kW) but less than 2,000 kV.A (1,800 kW) Medium Industrial Tariff
Large industrial Consumption at the low voltage side of the bulk power transformer by any industrial customer having a regular billing demand of 2,000 kV.A or 1,800 kW, and over

Large Industrial Tariff

Interruptable Rider

Extra Large industrial Customer must commit to making no less than 20 MW available for interruption

One Part Real Time Pricing (RTP)

Other - charitable organizations, street and recreational lighting 

Rate class: Description: Rates that apply:
Miscellaneous

Where none of Nova Scotia Power's standard tariffs apply (a customer is not centralized in one location, metering is impractical, seasonal lighting)

Unmetered Rate Request Forms:

Outdoor Recreational Lighting

Street and Area Lighting

Miscellaneous Lighting and Small Loads

Charitable Businesses that qualify as a charitable or non-profit organization
Charitable Organization Application Form (PDF)
Domestic Service Rate for Charitable Organizations

Demand Side Management Cost Recovery Rider and Fuel Adjustment Mechanism

Rate Class Applicability Rates that apply:
Demand Side Management Cost Recovery Rider This schedule applies to all electric rate classes with the exception of the Wholesale Market Non-Dispatchable Supplier Spill Tariff and the Mersey System Tariff (i.e., Mersey Basic Block). Demand Side Management Cost Recovery Rider
Fuel Adjustment Mechanism (FAM)  This schedule is a mandatory rider to all electric rate schedules, except the following tariffs: Generation Replacement and Load Following, Extra High Voltage Time-of-Use Real Time Pricing, High Voltage Time-of-Use Real Time Pricing, Distribution Voltage Time-of-Use Real Time Pricing. Fuel Adjustment Mechanism (FAM)