Nova Scotia Power has a great online resource, including videos with our experts that help make learning about inspections, electrical contractors and wiring much easier.
Follow these 6 easy steps to navigate through the process
- Give us a call at 1-800-428-6230
- Find out why site visits are necessary
- Learn what you should be aware of when choosing an electrical contractor
- Follow our to-do list to ensure you have covered everything
- Follow the four step wiring inspection process
- Connect your power!
Check out your energy efficiency options.
Before beginning construction on your new home, cottage or renovation, we encourage you to explore your options for energy efficient home heating solutions, building products and programs. This can help reduce your energy usage and save you money in the long- term. Visit efficiencyns.ca to learn about energy saving programs available to you. For more information regarding home heating solutions and money saving tips, visit nspower.ca/energysavings.
Call Nova Scotia Power
and talk to one of our Customer Service Representative to set up your new account, order a meter or schedule an onsite planning consultation.
Determine if a temporary service is required. During construction, it is sometimes necessary to have a temporary power connection available in order to provide electricity for power tools used on site. Depending on where this temporary power source would be located, a line extension cost may apply.
Your electrician will obtain a wiring permit and must coordinate all inspections with Nova Scotia Power. During different stages of your construction or renovation, a wiring inspector will visit your property to perform electrical inspections.
• A rough-in inspection: Performed once the wiring has been installed, prior to the installation of wall coverings; such as insulation or gyproc.
• A service inspection: Ensures the electri- cal entrance on the side of your house (or underground) has been safely installed.
• A final inspection: Must be completed in order to connect power and in some cases occupancy. Passing final inspections completed after August 2011 will have a sticker attached to property’s panel board, indicating a successful final inspection.
Following a successful inspection, and once all other steps are complete, a Nova Scotia Power service crew will run the service line from the utility pole to your home and install your electrical meter, completing the electrical connection.
After service connection is complete.
Once you have had your power connected, there are few more things you might want to consider:
• E-billing: Want one less bill in your mailbox? Sign up for e-billing at nspower.ca/ebill
• Tree Planting/Trimming: Visit our website at nspower.ca/trees to learn which trees work well near power lines.
Step by step videos at nspower.ca/buildingexperts