Nova Scotia’s energy future holds exciting possibilities – more wind and
solar generation, world-leading tidal energy, battery storage, electric
vehicles, and even more opportunities for customer choice and control.
Globally, the electrical grids that have served us over the past century
are evolving through new technology into “smart grids.” Smart grids offer a
future in which individual pieces of the electrical system – including “smart
devices” in customers’ homes and businesses – can communicate with one another,
so that the entire electrical system works together to use energy more
efficiently. This means lower overall costs for customers and a cleaner
The first step to modernizing Nova Scotia’s electricity grid is
upgrading customers' current electrical meters to smart meters – work that began
in the fall of 2019 and will continue through to early 2021.