Emera Inc. gives back to community through Habitat for Humanity



    HALIFAX, June 15 /CNW/ - Emera Inc. is once again proud to help out with
Habitat for Humanity's Halifax build. This year, Emera has partnered with
Crombie REIT, EastLink, KPMG, RBC Royal Bank, Scotia Investments Group of
Companies and Stewart McKelvey to donate $60,000 to Habitat for Humanity.
Representatives from each company, including Chris Huskilson, president and
CEO, Emera Inc. will be participating in building the home for a family in
need. Joining Mr. Huskilson will be Jim Spurr, general counsel and vice
president of government relations, Emera Inc.
    "Emera is committed to the community and helping families, especially
children," says Chris Huskilson, president and CEO of Emera Inc. "We truly
believe in the great work that Habitat for Humanity does I'm looking forward
to rolling up my sleeves and helping out". The finished house will be home to
a single mom and her two children.
    Emera's contribution to Habitat for Humanity will continue throughout the
summer. Teams of employees, including NSP and Emera Energy Services, will
participate in building the house in Spryfield.

    Habitat for Humanity HRM is a community-based, non-profit organization
working for a world where everyone has a safe and decent place to live. Their
mission is to mobilize volunteers and community partners in building
affordable housing and promoting homeownership as a means to breaking the
cycle of poverty.

    About Emera Inc.

    Emera Inc. (EMA-TSX) is an energy and services company with $5.3 billion
in assets. Electricity is Emera's core business. The company has two
wholly-owned regulated electric utility subsidiaries, Nova Scotia Power Inc.
and Bangor Hydro-Electric Company, which together serve 600,000 customers.
Emera also owns 19% of St. Lucia Electricity Services Limited, which serves
more than 50,000 customers on the Caribbean island of St. Lucia and 25% of
Grand Bahama Power Company which serves 19,000 customers on the Caribbean
island of Grand Bahama. In addition to its electric utility investments, Emera
owns the Brunswick Pipeline, a 145-km gas pipeline in New Brunswick; Emera
Energy Services, a physical natural gas and power marketing and asset
management business; a joint venture interest in Bear Swamp, a 600 megawatt
pumped storage hydro-electric facility in northern Massachusetts; a 12.9%
interest in the Maritimes & Northeast Pipeline; a 7.4% interest in Open Hydro.
Emera's disciplined plan for growth is focused on electricity and gas
infrastructure investments that fit our low to moderate risk profile. Visit
Emera on the web at www.emera.com.




For further information:

For further information: Jo-Ann Hicks, Sr. Communications Advisor,
Corporate Communications, Emera Inc., (902) 428-6018, Fax: (902) 428-6680,
jo-ann.hicks@emera.com

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