De­lays im­pact­ing power bills

StarMetro Halifax - - NEWS -

Nova Sco­tia Power cus­tomers will be get­ting some money back over the next three years as a re­sult of con­struc­tion de­lays at the Nal­cor-owned Muskrat Falls gen­er­at­ing sta­tion in New­found­land and Labrador.

The Nova Sco­tia Util­ity and Re­view Board has given NSP Mar­itime Link Inc. ap­proval to charge Nova Sco­tia Power and its cus­tomers for costs re­lated to the con­struc­tion of the Mar­itime Link.

The in­terim as­sess­ment, re­leased Mon­day, is for $109.5 mil­lion in 2018 and $111.5 mil­lion in 2019. The amounts are al­ready be­ing col­lected from NS cus­tomers as part of a three-year rate sta­bil­ity plan for 2017-2019.

How­ever, the board ruled that $105 mil­lion in costs should not be re­cov­ered yet, and as a re­sult, ratepay­ers should re­ceive an an­nual credit on their power bills over the next three years.

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