Efficiency Nova Scotia Corporation Act (2009)
The legislation created an independent electricity efficiency administrator called the Efficiency Nova Scotia Corporation. It established a fund that is dedicated to delivering electricity efficiency programs. The Efficiency Nova Scotia Corporation also manages energy efficiency and conservation programs outside of electricity saving measures. Funding comes from a levy on the Nova Scotia electricity rate-payer base and the Province of Nova Scotia.
Electricity Efficiency and Conservation Restructuring Act (2014)
This Act requires Nova Scotia Power to purchase efficiency resources whenever they are lower cost than producing power. Efficiency resources are provided by an independent franchise (“Efficiency Nova Scotia” or ENS) for commercial, industrial, and residential consumers. Targets for electricity efficiency are guided by a periodic Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) required by the Utility Board.