Building or renovating

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Building or renovating

Are you building or renovating a commercial or multi-residential building? We're here to make it easier.

Planning for success


Before beginning construction and even before you submit initial plans to your municipality, make an appointment with Nova Scotia Power’s Design Review Team.  We’ll review your plans, and ensure our infrastructure meets your needs throughout the construction phase.  

An important part of this initial planning stage is the review and approval of your electrical plans. Your electrical contractor or engineering firm should have plans ready in advance so we may identify any complex requirements needed during your construction phase. This could include a primary service, and also the need for inspections of any civil work to ensure it meets standards.

We’ll also identify and discuss any capital costs such as power line extensions so you can be fully informed before construction begins.


Thinking about energy efficient systems, programs and heating options?

We’re your experts on innovative solutions. Learn more about the possibilities here.

Have you considered your lighting options?

Commercial customers can rent various wattages of lights to illuminate private driveways, fields, yards, and parking areas. Learn more here.

Approved and moving forward

Once your project has municipal approval and timelines are in place, we’ll review takeaways from the Design Review Team including key dates for your temporary power needs, wiring and inspections, metering and occupancy.

Click here to request an appointment with the Design Review Team(INSERT LIVE LINK)

Your Step by Step Guide

We've created a guide to help you navigate through the building and renovation process. For a rundown of the 
service requests that you’ll need to make from your project’s start to finish, click here.