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Emera Incorporated
Traded as TSXEMA
Industry Electric Utilities
Headquarters Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Key people
Christopher G. Huskilson (CEO)
Revenue $2.1 billion
Number of employees
2,194 (2008)[1]
Website www.emera.com

Emera Incorporated is a publicly traded energy and services company with C$7.8 billion in assets and 2012 revenues of C$2.1 billion[2] based in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. As of 2014 Emera's President and CEO was Christopher G. Huskilson, and its Executive Vice President and COO was Rob Bennett. The company invests in electricity generation, transmission and distribution, and gas transmission and utility energy services. As of August 2013 the Emera group of companies had over 3000 employees, most in its home province of Nova Scotia. Emera's largest wholly owned utility, Nova Scotia Power Incorporated, had 1,800 employees and approximately 488,000 customers.[3]


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.

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. The deal is expected to close by mid-2016.[4]



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