Nova Scotia Power Inc.
() is a power generating and delivery company in Nova Scotia
. It is privately owned by Emera
() and regulated by the provincial government via the Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board
The Nova Scotia Power Commission
was formed in 1919 by the provincial government, following the lead of several other Canadian provinces in establishing Crown corporation
electrical utilities. The commission constructed and opened its first hydro plant at Tantallon
the following year.
Throughout the 1920s-1960s the commission grew as private and municipal owned hydro plants and electrical utilities went bankrupt and/or sold their assets. In 1960, Nova Scotia was connected to the New Brunswick Power Corporation
in the first electrical inter-connection between provinces in Canada.
The commission underwent unprecedented expansion during the late 1960s when five new thermal generating stations were constructed to meet the growing residential and industrial demand in the province.
In 1974, the Nova Scotia Power Commission acquired Nova Scotia Light and Power Ltd.
, a private company, to form the Nova Scotia Power Corporation
In 1984, NSPC opened the world's first tidal power
generating station on the Annapolis River
at Annapolis Royal
. This technology, similar to hydroelectric dams
, did not become globally widespread.
In 1992, NSPC was privatized by the provincial government of Premier Donald Cameron
in what was then the... Read More