Fuel Adjustment Mechanism (FAM)

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Fuel Adjustment Mechanism (FAM)

What is the FAM?

The fuel adjustment mechanism ensures that power rates reflect the actual cost of fuel, not a forecast.

At the end of each year, rates are adjusted to reflect the true cost of fuel, meaning they could go up or down if the actual cost of fuel differed from the forecast. Customers pay only the true cost of fuel used to produce electricity – no more, no less.


This schedule is a mandatory rider to all electric rate schedules, except the following tariffs: Generation Replacement and Load Following, Extra High Voltage Time-of-Use Real Time Pricing, High Voltage Time-of-Use Real Time Pricing, Distribution Voltage Time-of-Use Real Time Pricing. FAM adjustments will apply to the Standard Energy Charge of the Extra Large Industrial 2P-RTP tariff. FAM adjustments will apply to Additional Energy supplied under the Mersey System Agreement when Additional Energy is priced at a tariff to which FAM adjustments apply.


The applicable charges by rate class for the calendar year 2017 effective on and after January 1, can be seen below. 2017 FAM rates (AA and BA) are noted as zero because customers will receive a one-time, on-bill fuel credit by April 30, 2017. Learn more about the Fuel Credit at nspower.ca/ratestability.

Rate Class Actual Adjustment ("AA") in cents per kWh  Balance Adjustment ("BA") in cents per kWh  FAM AA/BA Combined IN CENTS PER KWH
Domestic Service 0.000
0.000 0.000
Domestic Service Time-of-Day 0.000 0.000 0.000
Small General 0.000 0.000 0.000
General 0.000 0.000 0.000
Large General 0.000 0.000 0.000
Small Industrial 0.000 0.000 0.000
Medium Industrial 0.000 0.000 0.000
Large Industrial Firm
0.000 0.000 0.000
 Large Industrial Interruptible
0.000 0.000 0.000
Municipal 0.000 0.000 0.000
Unmetered 0.000 0.000 0.000


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Tariffs, rates and descriptors shown are for information purposes only. Official tariffs as per Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board approved Rates and Regulations schedules.