Read Your Bill

Bi-monthly bill


Your power bill contains information to help you understand your energy use. This page contains descriptions of each element in the bill you receive on a standard bill, equal billing bill and demand bill.

monthly bill

1. Account Numbers

Account numbers are assigned with each new account. Your account remains the same even when the address changes for the account.

2. Please Pay By

The date and amount of the total payment due. This amount includes current charges plus any arrears or credits.

3. Service From

The dates of service covered by this bill.

4. Meter Number

This unique number identifies your meter. The meter number is usually six digits. No other meter has the same number.

5. Rate Code

Identifies the rate classification used for billing your service.

6. No. of Days

Total number of days in this billing period.

7. New Meter Reading

Your most recent meter reading for the meter listed.

8. Last Meter Reading

Your meter reading at the time of your last billing or connection. Subtract this from your present reading to determine the amount of electricity used during this billing period.

9. Multiplier

The amount of electricity used is determined by multiplying the difference between the present and previous reading by the multiplier showing on your electric bill.

10. Kwh Used

The total number of kilowatt hours used during this billing period.

11. Energy Charges

A breakdown of your energy charges in kilowatt hour usage for the current billing period.

*As of January 1, 2019 the energy charge has changed.

12. Other Charges

This section shows any applicable charges for street lights, water heaters or heating systems financed through Nova Scotia Power, service charges, adjustments, taxes, etc...

13. Your Average Cost

A calculation of the average daily cost for electricity.

14. Past Electric Use

A comparison of your usage over the past year including demand and load factor. Note, a high load factor indicates steady usage whereas a low load factor indicates the recorded demand was not present for very long.

15. Remittance Stub

Detach this piece and send it in if you are mailing in a cheque.

16. Web Access Number

You can use this number for register for e-bill a service that delivers your power bill to your e-mail address and saves paper.

Equal BILLING


equal billing

1. Account Numbers

Account numbers are assigned with each new account. Your account remains the same even when the address changes for the account.

2. Equal Bill Amount due

This is the date and amount of the total payment due. This amount includes the current equal billing amount due as well as any equal billing amounts from previous months still owing.

3. Service From

The dates of service covered by this bill.

4. Meter Number

This unique number identifies your meter. The meter number is usually six digits. No other meter has the same number.

5. Rate Code

Identifies the rate classification used for billing your service.

6. No. of Days

Total number of days in this billing period.

7. New Meter Reading

Your most recent meter reading for the meter listed.

8. Last Meter Reading

Your meter reading at the time of your last billing or connection. Subtract this from your present reading to determine the amount of electricity used during this billing period.

9. Multiplier

The amount of electricity used is determined by multiplying the difference between the present and previous reading by the multiplier showing on your electric bill.

10. Kwh Used

The total number of kilowatt hours used during this billing period.

11. Energy Charges

A breakdown of your energy charges in kilowatt hour usage for the current billing period.

*As of January 1, 2019 the energy charge has changed.

12. Other Charges

This section shows any applicable charges for street lights, water heaters or heating systems financed through NS Power, service charges, adjustments, taxes, etc...

13. Total Account Balance

This provides the total charges for electricity used up to the current billing date but not covered (paid for) by the monthly equal billing amount. Keeping track of this amount through the year can help you determine if your monthly Equal Billing payments are enough to cover the charges for electrical service that you've used.

14. Equal Bill Owing

This is any equal billing amount that is remaining unpaid from previous months.

15. Current

This is the current month's equal billing charge.

16. Due

This is the total equal billing amount due to be paid. It is a total of the Equal Bill Owing and Current.

17. Bill Message

Important messages are printed in this area, including information on how interest is charged, late payment notification, and the Anniversary Message in January indicating your new Equal Billing amount.

18. Web Access Number

You can use this number for register for e-bill a service that delivers your power bill to your e-mail address and saves paper.

19. Your Average Cost

  A calculation of the average daily cost for electricity.

20. Past Electric Use

A comparison of your usage over the past year.

21. Remittance Stub

Detach this piece and send it in if you are mailing in a cheque.

Demand Billing


Demand Billing

1. Account Numbers

Account numbers are assigned with each new account. Your account remains the same even when the address changes for the account.

2. Please Pay By

The date and amount of the total payment due. This amount includes current charges plus any arrears or credits.

3. Service From

The dates of service covered by this bill.

4. Meter Number

This unique number identifies your meter. The meter number is usually six digits. No other meter has the same number.

5. Rate Code

Identifies the rate classification used for billing your service.

6. No. of Days

Total number of days in this billing period.

7. New Meter Reading

Your most recent meter reading for the meter listed.

8. Last Meter Reading

Your meter reading at the time of your last billing or connection. Subtract this from your present reading to determine the amount of electricity used during this billing period.

9. Multiplier

The amount of electricity used is determined by multiplying the difference between the present and previous reading by the multiplier showing on your electric bill.

10. Kwh Used

The total number of kilowatt hours used during this billing period.

11. Current Demand

Your highest 15-minute interval average demand at any time during the billing period (the demand charge).

12. Energy Charges

Your demand charge is based on the highest rate of consumption during the billing period (see "11. Current Demand") and multiplied with the applicable demand charge.

There are 3 components to the calculation of a General Rate 11 bill:

Demand charge

+ First energy block charge

+ Second energy block charge

13. Other Charges

This section shows any applicable charges for street lights, water heaters or heating systems financed through NS Power, service charges, adjustments, taxes, etc...

*Your statement also includes a fee to fund electricity efficiency programs. Efficiency Nova Scotia, an independent, non-profit corporation provides conservation and efficiency programs to residential and business customers.

14. Your Average Cost

A calculation of the average daily cost for electricity.

15. Past Electric Use

A comparison of your usage over the past year including demand and load factor. Note, a high load factor indicates steady usage whereas a low load factor indicates the recorded demand was not present for very long.

16. Remittance Stub

Detach this piece and send it in if you are mailing in a cheque.

17. Web Access Number

You can use this number for register for e-bill a service that delivers your power bill to your e-mail address and saves paper.