Nova Scotia Power (NSPI) provides electricity in Region of Queens Municipality.
NSPI is a vertically integrated electric utility. They are present in all aspects of the electricity supply chain in Nova Scotia - generation, transmission, and distribution. Electricity is generated from local, imported, and renewable fuels, and transported through transmission lines so it can be distributed via smaller lines in local areas throughout the province. NSPI holds a near monopoly on the supply and delivery of electricity in return for an obligation to serve all customers in Nova Scotia. NSPI is working to balance the range of energy sources used, including the legislated commitment of having 40% of Nova Scotia's electricity come from renewable sources by 2020.
NSPI provides 95 percent of the generation, transmission and distribution of electricity in Nova Scotia, and serve 500,000 residential, commercial and industrial customers across the province. 1,700 dedicated, safety-focused employees help manage $4.1billion worth of generation, transmission and distribution assets and produce more than 10,000 gigawatt hours of electricity each year. Using a fuel mix including hydro, tidal, wind, coal, oil, biomass and natural gas to generate electricity. Their facilities can generate as much as 2,453 megawatts of electricity that is delivered across 32,000 km.