|Traded as||TSX: EMA|
|Headquarters||Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada|
|Christopher G. Huskilson (CEO)|
Number of employees
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 based in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. As of 2014[update] 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.
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.
- Nova Scotia Power
- Emera Maine
- Emera Caribbean
- Emera Energy
- Emera Utility Services
- Emera New Brunswick
- Maritimes and Northeast Pipeline
- Emera Newfoundland and Labrador
- OpenHydro Group Ltd.
- Atlantic Hydrogen Inc.
- Algonquin Power & Utilities
- Northeast Wind
- Sydney Coal Railway
- "Company Profile for Emera Incorporated (CA;EMA)". Retrieved 2008-10-08.
- Emera Corporate Overview. http://www.snl.com/irweblinkx/corporateprofile.aspx?iid=4072693. Retrieved August 22, 2013.
- About Us - Who We Are. http://www.nspower.ca/en/home/aboutnspower/whoweare/default.aspx. Retrieved August 22, 2013.
- Tampa Bay Times: "Tampa Electric announces its sale to Canadian company Emera", September 4, 2015.
- Emera - Our Investments. http://www.emera.com/en/home/ourbusiness/corporatestructure/default.aspx. Retrieved August 22, 2013.
- Emera - News Release Details. http://www.emera.com/en/home/mediacentre/archivedpressreleases/2012/newsreleasedetails.aspx?SourceParams=reqid-1766013. Retrieved August 22, 2013.
- Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp.