Tiverton Tower Replacement

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Tiverton Tower Replacement

Improving service reliability for Long Island and Brier Island

Ensuring electrical service reliability for our customers is a top priority for Nova Scotia Power.

Starting in May, we are replacing the tower in Tiverton, on Long Island in Digby County, and the electrical lines that cross Petit Passage, connecting Tiverton to the mainland. These lines are the sole source of power for Long Island and Brier Island. This $1.5 million project will increase service reliability and reduce the risk of power outages for more than 600 customers on the two islands.

Initial site preparation is already complete and now that the weather has improved, construction can begin. Most of the work will take place between May and July without disrupting power. In order to safely complete the project, one longer duration power outage will likely be required in late summer or early fall. At this time, we anticipate that the outage will be approximately six hours long. We will consult with local residents and businesses to schedule the outage for a time that will minimize disruption as much as possible.

Once the new set of power lines are up and running, we will remove the old tower and lines. Work is expected to be finished in the fall of 2019.