- Municipal Services
The Town of Lunenburg owns and operates its own electric utility providing residential and commercial services. The Lunenburg Electric Utility distributes electricity in its service district extending to Mason’s Beach and Blue Rocks in the Municipality of the District of Lunenburg and is divided into circuits as shown in the pdf attached map (2.11 MB) . MORE
Rates, Regulations and Services
View the Town of Lunenburg pdf Electric Utility Approved Regulations (3.44 MB) and Lunenburg Electric Utility Rates effective January 1 2019.
Electricity consumption is billed at the end of each month. Payment is due no later than the 15th of the following month. Unpaid accounts are subject to overdue interest charges and possible disconnection as described in the Regulations. Payments can be made by pdf pre-authorized payment (85 KB) , cash, debit, cheque, post-dated cheque, telephone/internet banking or payment at most Canadian banks. The Town does not accept credit card payments. pdf Town of Lunenburg Payment Options (112 KB)
Existing customers seeking to (dis)connect an electric service should contact the Town’s Finance Office at 634-4410 ext. 227. Charges that may apply to these service changes are set out in the above-noted Electric Utility Regulations.
The Electric Utility in association with NSPI also issues wiring permits for and inspects all residential and commercial electrical work in the Town of Lunenburg and surrounding service district. Effective June 18, 2018 please contact NSPI Wiring Permit Contact Centre at 1-800-464-1520 or 902-464-1520, 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday for more information about Wiring Permits.
Town of Lunenburg Electric Utility Service Arrangement with Nova Scotia Power (NSPI)
On June 1, 2018 the Town of Lunenburg entered into a service agreement with NSPI for maintenance of the Town’s Electric Utility infrastructure. The Town will continue to own its Electric Utility and infrastructure, and customers will have continuity in service. All on site work will be carried out by NSPI personnel with no change in the cost of electricity as a result of this arrangement. Customers will receive their regular electricity bills as they always have. Any service requirements such as connection or disconnection, or calling to report outages will continue to be accessed by calling the Lunenburg Town Office (902) 634-4410, ext 227, or our after-hours dispatcher at (902) 527-0150.
Powerline Safety Information
Always maintain a minimum six metre (20 feet) clearance from all power lines unless you have a Safe Clearance Report from our NSPI service provider. Working around power lines can be dangerous.
How long is six metres?
Before you work near power lines:
Learn how to stay safe if you are in a vehicle that has come into contact with power lines. MORE