By HPAC MagazineGreen Technology HPAC General
Efficiency Nova Scotia Corporation (ENSC) has a very simple mission statement:
Enable Nova Scotians to use energy better.
Created by government in 2009, the organization operates independently from both government and Nova Scotia Power. It is run by a board of directors and regulated by the Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board.
The organization administers the following programs:
- product rebates on appliances, insulation, hot water heating, and more
- financing for energy saving upgrades
- assessments to show you your savings opportunities
- free product installation to ensure the job’s done right
- energy audits and turn-key retrofits for income-qualified homeowners
The Nova Scotia Government is committed to lowering energy bills and improving the quality of life for Nova Scotians. By providing funding for ENSC’s non-electricity programs we are fulfilling that commitment and, at the same time, helping to support quality “green” jobs and innovative advancements in energy efficient technologies.
On January 1, 2015, the fee dedicated to fund energy efficiency programs will be removed from every power bill. This, in combination with Nova Scotia Power’s decision not to seek a rate increase in 2015, this means power bills will go down by four to five per cent. Efficiency Nova Scotia will continue to deliver efficiency programs with oversight by the Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board. To see how we are going to do this, please refer to theElectricity Efficiency and Conversation Plan.