2017 Maritime Link Credit

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2017 Maritime Link Credit

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Former customers MAY apply here


The Maritime Link is part of a strategy to address the growing demand for more renewable energy. It will enable the transmission of clean, renewable and reliable electricity from Newfoundland and Labrador to Nova Scotia and beyond.

Our current approved rates for 2017–19 include the costs associated with the Maritime Link for 2018 and 2019. Due to a construction delay at the Muskrat Falls Generation Station in Newfoundland and Labrador, the block of renewable energy reserved for Nova Scotia will be delayed until 2020. As a result, customers will be refunded certain Maritime Link-related costs that had been previously factored into our rates.

How much customers get back will depend on their individual power usage. Most residential customers should receive between $15.00 and $65.00. The 2017 credit will appear automatically on electricity bills received in March or April of 2018. Current customers do not need to apply for the credit.

Click here to learn more or read our Q&A below.

CUSTOMER Q&As

  

Q: What is the Maritime Link credit?

A: The Maritime Link Credit is in recognition of the delay in delivering Nova Scotia’s block of renewable energy. NS Power is rebating certain Maritime Link costs that have already been factored into rates.

Q: Will I also receive a Maritime Link credit next year?

A: Yes. The Maritime Link Credit will be applied to customer accounts this year, and again in 2019 and in 2020.

Q: Who will receive the credit?

A: All active and current residential and commercial customers will receive the credit.

*Former customers may apply on-line or by calling Customer Care beginning May 1st. If eligible, the credit will be paid in the form of a cheque.

Q: How will I get my credit?

A: Current NS Power customers will automatically receive the rebate in the form of an on-bill credit. You do not need to apply.

Q: When will I get my credit?

A: The credit will appear on your account statement in March or April.

*If you are billed monthly, your credit will appear on your March statement.

*If you have a seasonal account (i.e. for a cottage) your credit will appear on your first bill in June or July.

Q: How much will I get?

A:The refund amount will depend on your individual power usage in 2017. An average residential customer will see an on-bill credit in the range of $15.00 to $65.00.

Q: I have two NS Power accounts. Will I receive two rebates?

A:Each account will receive an on-bill credit. The amount will depend on your usage from 2017.

Q: Where will I see the credit on my bill?