Electricity Generation and Consumption
In 2018, Nova Scotia generated 9.6 terawatt hours (TW.h) of electricity. Nova Scotia’s primary source of electricity generation is coal, accounting for more than 60% of the province’s total generation in 2018. Nova Scotia also produces electricity from oil, natural gas, hydro, wind, and biomass (Figure 23).
In 2017, annual electricity consumption per capita in Nova Scotia was 11.1 megawatt hours (MW.h).
Figure 23: Electricity Generation by Fuel Type, 2018
Source: CER - Canada’s Energy Future 2019
This pie chart shows electricity generation by source in Nova Scotia. A total of 9.6 TW.h of electricity was generated in 2018.
Nova Scotia Power, an Emera Company provides electricity to Nova Scotia residents. Nova Scotia Power is regulated under the Public Utilities Act by the Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board (UARB). Electricity rates are subject to UARB approval.
The electricity rate in Nova Scotia is 15.603 cents per kilowatt hour (¢/kW.h).
The customer charge is $10.83 per month.
Figure 24: Nova Scotia Monthly Electricity Bill Break-down and Appliance Costs
Source: Nova Scotia Monthly Electricity Bill Break-down and Appliance Costs
This interactive dashboard shows Nova Scotia residents what it costs to run various appliances based on the different lengths of time they are operated. The data for these graphs is available.
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