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Emera Incorporated is a publicly traded energy company. As of 2018, it had revenues of more than $6.5 billion, and assets of $32 billion. Based in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, Emera's President and CEO is Scott Balfour. The company primarily invests in regulated electricity generation and electricity and gas transmission and distribution with a strategic focus on transformation from high carbon to low carbon energy sources. Emera has investments throughout North America, and in four Caribbean countries.As of 2018 the Emera group of companies had approximately 7,500 employees.

Emera Incorporated
Traded asTSXEMA
S&P/TSX 60 component
IndustryElectric & Gas Utilities
Areas served
Atlantic Canada
New England
New Mexico
Key people
Scott Balfour (CEO)
RevenueIncreaseC$6.5 Billion (2018)[1]
IncreaseC$1.39 Billion (2017)[1]
IncreaseC$266 Million (2017)[1]
Total assetsIncreaseC$32.2 Billion (2018)[1]
Total equityIncreaseC$7.82 Billion (2017)[1]
Number of employees
7,500 (2018)
SubsidiariesTECO Energy
Nova Scotia Power


Emera head office

Emera was created out of the privatization of the provincial Crown corporation Nova Scotia Power Incorporated (NSPI). On December 2, 1998, NSPI shareholders voted to restructure the company to create a holding company which would be shareholder-owned, with the regulated utility being a wholly owned subsidiary of the holding company. On December 9, 1998, NSPI received approval to establish NS Power Holdings Incorporated and NSPI shareholders exchanged their shares in NSPI for shares in NS Power Holdings Inc. on a one-to-one basis on January 1, 1999. Common shares in NS Power Holdings Inc. began trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange and Montreal Stock Exchange on January 6, 1999. The NS Power Holdings Inc. name was changed to Emera Incorporated on July 17, 2000.

In 2013, Emera acquired the Bridgeport Energy, Rumford Power, and Tiverton Power plants from Capital Power Corporation for $541 million.[2]

On September 4, 2015, Emera announced the acquisition of TECO Energy, a utility company based in Tampa, Florida, whose holdings include Tampa Electric, Peoples Gas (no relation to the Chicago-based company of the same name), and New Mexico Gas. Emera paid $10.4 billion for TECO. The deal closed in July 2016.[3]


Electric UtilitiesEdit

  •   Nova Scotia Power is a vertically integrated utility in Nova Scotia, with 500,000 customers, and 2487 MW of generating capacity
  •   Tampa Electric, a vertically integrated utility in the Tampa Bay area of Florida, with 725,000 customers and 4700 MW of generating capacity
  •   Emera Maine is an utility with 130,000 customers in Maine, created through the merger of Bangor Hydro (acquired in 2002) and Maine Public Service (acquired in 2010)[5]
  • Emera Caribbean is an utility that serves 227,000 customers in the Caribbean. Its subsidiaries include:

Natural Gas UtilitiesEdit

  • New Mexico Gas is a natural gas utility in New Mexico with 513,000 customers.
  • Peoples Gas is a natural gas utility in Florida with 365,000 customers.

Other SubsidiariesEdit


  1. ^ a b c d e (PDF) Missing or empty |title= (help)
  2. ^ "Capital Power to sell three U.S. power plants to Emera". Reuters. 2013-08-28. Retrieved 2018-01-11.
  3. ^ "Tampa Electric announces its sale to Canadian company Emera". 2015-09-04. Retrieved 2018-01-11.
  4. ^ Emera - Our Investments. Retrieved August 22, 2013.
  5. ^ "'New name, same commitment' — Bangor Hydro, Maine Public Service to become Emera Maine". Bangor Daily News. Retrieved 2018-01-11.

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