The Nova Scotia Legislature

The House resumed on:
September 21, 2017.

Bill No. 8

Public Utilities Act (amended)

An Act to Amend Chapter 380 of the Revised Statutes, 1989, the Public Utilities Act, to Eliminate the Guarantee on Nova Scotia Power's Profit

Introduced by:
Tim Houston
Pictou East

First Reading
Second Reading Debates
Second Reading Passed
Law Amendments Committee
Committee of the Whole House
Third Reading Debates
Third Reading
Royal Assent
Commencement

Explanatory Note

This Bill amends the Public Utilities Act to require Nova Scotia Power Incorporated to prepare service-standards audits and to require the Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board to review the audits and apply service-standards penalties, if required by the regulations, when determining the allowable return on common equity included in the general rate set for Nova Scotia Power Incorporated.