Effective April 22, 2022, amendments made to the Electricity Act (Bill 145) have introduced a new Self-Generation Option for Nova Scotia Power customers. This option allows any customer to install a generator or battery storage device with a capacity of 27 kW or less that shares the same meter as their home or business.
There is no requirement to apply for this option.
How to proceed:
- Speak with a renewable energy installer. A list of installers can be viewed through Efficiency Nova Scotia’s Preferred Partner Directory.
- Your chosen installer will discuss the options available to you and help design a system that fits your needs.
- Once your installer has developed a design, the electrical plans will be submitted to Nova Scotia Power’s Inspection Services Team for review and acceptance.
- Once your electrical plans have been accepted, your installer will begin installation of your system.
- During installation, your installer will request the appropriate on-site electrical inspections such as a rough-in inspection and a final inspection.
- Once your system has been installed and the electrical installation has been inspected and accepted, your installer will energize your system.
- Your system is now operational.
For more information on the Electrical Plans Review and Permit and Inspection process, please visit Electrical Inspections.
For Installers: Installer Guide