MRO Magazine

Cover Story: System includes over 40 plants

Nova Scotia Power is the principal supplier of electricity in Nova Scotia, providing energy and related services to over 400,000 customers province-wide. With about $3 billion in assets, the company's...


November 1, 2001
By MRO Magazine

Nova Scotia Power is the principal supplier of electricity in Nova Scotia, providing energy and related services to over 400,000 customers province-wide. With about $3 billion in assets, the company’s operations include over 97 per cent of the generation, transmission and distribution of electric power throughout the province.

Ninety per cent of the utility’s power production is the responsibility of five thermal generating plants located throughout the province. Three of these plants are located in Cape Breton: Lingan, Point Aconi and Point Tupper. The other two stations are in Trenton and Tufts Cove, Dartmouth.

Coal is the primary source of energy in these stations, with the exception of Tufts Cove, which uses oil and natural gas.

The remaining 10 per cent of the energy is generated by 33 hydro-electric plants, one tidal plant and three combustion turbines across Nova Scotia.

NSPI is a subsidiary of Emera Inc. of Halifax.