Helping people build a better world through efficiency
Efficiency Nova Scotia Corporation was established in 2010 to manage electricity Demand Side Management or DSM initiatives within Nova Scotia. These initiatives were funded by a DSM charge on electricity bills. In 2014, legislative changes required DSM initiatives to be provided by a franchise holder. The franchise holder, now known as EfficiencyOne, has the exclusive right to supply NS Power with reasonably available, cost-effective efficiency and conservation activities for a ten-year term. The Efficiency Nova Scotia franchise is a public utility regulated by the Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board, which approves agreements between NS Power and EfficiencyOne on the level of DSM activity. The cost of these activities is included in electricity rates.
In 2016, Government amended the Electricity Plan Implementation (2015) Act to introduce a one-year DSM Plan filing for 2019. In July 2018 the UARB approved a DSM Plan for 2019 in the amount of $34,050,000 with performance targets of 127.2 GWh in incremental annual net energy savings and 20.2 MW in incremental net annual peak demand savings. The Board Decision can be viewed here.
EfficiencyOne Services was established in 2015 to bring our experience and expertise to more people and places.
IntegrityDeliver on our commitments
PartnershipFoster successful relationships with all stakeholders
Our Strategic Priorities
AchieveDeliver excellent value and satisfaction to our customers with products and services that contribute to economic and environmental prosperity.
InnovateBecome even better at helping people by leading the way with improved products, services and systems.
ChampionSupport employees and partners to be highly engaged and inspire them to take pride in helping people build a better world through efficiency.
GrowSignificantly increase our impact in building a better world by expanding and diversifying the markets and customers we serve.
2017 Annual Report
2017 was a big year for efficiency in Nova Scotia
Award Winning Efficiency
We are proud to be recognized for our achievements as an industry leader, an employer of choice, and as an organization affecting positive change.