BILL NO. 87
1st Session, 59th General Assembly
53 Elizabeth II, 2004
The Honourable Cecil P. Clarke
Minister of Energy
First Reading: September 23, 2004
Second Reading: September 27, 2004
Third Reading: October 18, 2004 (LINK TO BILL AS PASSED)
Be it enacted by the Governor and Assembly as follows:2 In this Act, (a) "Board" means the Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board;
(b) "wholesale customer" means Nova Scotia Power Incorporated, the electric utilities of the towns of Antigonish, Berwick, Canso, Lunenburg and Mahone Bay and The Electric Light Commissioners for Riverport, in the County of Lunenburg.
3 (1) Effective on the date prescribed in the regulations and, for greater certainty, notwithstanding Section 303 of the Municipal Government Act, wholesale customers may purchase electricity from any competitive supplier.
(2) Nova Scotia Power Incorporated shall develop and file with the Board for approval an open access transmission tariff to enable the purchase of electricity for the purpose of subsection (1) and, for greater certainty, Section 77 of the Public Utilities Act does not apply.
4 (1) Commencing January 1, 2006, or such other date as prescribed in the regulations, a person who sells or supplies electricity to a customer shall comply with the renewable energy standards set out in the regulations.5 (1) The Governor in Council may make regulations
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