Electric Utility & AREA

About our Utility

The Town of Antigonish is the largest of six municipally owned and operated electric utilities in the province of Nova Scotia. The utility serves 3,000 residential customers and over 500 commercial customers in the Town and fringe area, and has gross revenues in excess of $12,000,000 from sales of more than 90,000,000 kilowatt hours. Presently, the Utility buys 100% of its power from Nova Scotia Power.

Commitment to Sustainability

The Town, through its Electric Utility, is also committed to energy sustainability. As a partner in the Alternative Resource Energy Authority (AREA), an intra-municipal partnership with the Towns of Berwick and Mahone Bay, the town participates in a small wind energy project in the district of West Hants near Ellershouse, Nova Scotia. At the completion of the project, AREA will have seven (7) wind turbine generators. The project is to be located near Ellershouse, east of Panuke Lake.

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Electric Energy Conservation & Efficiency

If you are a customer of The Town of Antigonish Electric Utility, you are eligible to participate in Nova Scotia Power's energy conservation and efficiency programs? To find out which programs can help you save electricity visit Efficiency Nova Scotia or call 1-877-999-6035.

Service Connections & Disconnections

Connection: Before you can be connected for service you must sign a service contract. Contracts can be picked up at the Town Hall on Main Street, or you can contact us to receive a digital copy. We must have a signed copy on hand prior to connecting your service. Connections may take 1-3 days to complete. You will be required to make a security deposit equal to 3 months estimated usage before connection will take place.

Disconnection: If you require a service disconnection, please contact our Corporate Service Department to provide us with the date you would like the power disconnected and a forwarding address to send a final bill.

Electricity Rates

pdf Electric Utility- Rules and Regulations Schedule (106 KB)

Reporting Service Issues

If you are experiencing any service issues, please contact our Public Works Department.

More Information

For service-related information on our Electric Utility, please contact our Department of Public Works.

For issues related to billing and bill payment, please contact our Department of Corporate Services.

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Get in Touch

Town of Antigonish
274 Main Street
Antigonish, Nova Scotia
Canada B2G 2C4

Phone: (902) 863-2351
Fax: (902) 863-0460 / (902) 863-9201

Town Hall hours: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm