Nova Scotia Power announces new board member

HALIFAX, Sept. 2, 2011 /CNW/ - Nova Scotia Power (TSX: NSI.PR.D) announced today that Ray Ivany, President and Vice Chancellor of Acadia University, will be joining its Board of Directors.

"Ray has a wealth of experience in leadership positions and understands Nova Scotia and our customers," said Jim Eisenhauer, Chair of the NS Power Board. "We will benefit greatly from his experience as an educator and leader in our community."

Mr. Ivany became the 15th President and Vice Chancellor of Acadia University in April 2009. Previous to this Mr. Ivany was the Chair of the Worker's Compensation Board of Nova Scotia and a Principal of the consulting firm Ivany and Associates.  From 1998 to 2005, Mr. Ivany served as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC) and prior to that served as the Executive Vice-President at the University College of Cape Breton.

Originally from Sydney, Nova Scotia, Mr. Ivany has a long history of community involvement including a seat on the National Roundtable on the Environment and the Economy, Ontario Investing in Students Taskforce and the Nova Scotia Premier's Fiscal Management taskforce.  He has also served as a board member of the Greater Halifax Partnership, Halifax Chamber of Commerce, Atlantic Provinces Community College Consortium and the Maritime Provinces Higher Education Commission. Mr. Ivany is currently a board member of the Nova Scotia Business Inc., Canadian Council on Learning, the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada and the Leading Edge Endowment Fund B.C. Regional Innovation Chair program.

NS Power's Board also includes: Jim Eisenhauer, Chair of the Board; Rob Bennett, President and Chief Executive Officer; Wes Armour, Director; Lee Bragg, Director; Irene D'Entremont, Director; Chris Huskilson, Director, John McLennan, Director; Marie Rounding, Director; Elaine Sibson, Director.

About Nova Scotia Power

Nova Scotia Power Inc. is the largest wholly-owned subsidiary of Emera Inc. (TSX-EMA), a diversified energy and services company. Nova Scotia Power provides more than 95% of the generation, transmission and distribution of electrical power to 482,000 customers in the province. The company is focused on new technologies to enhance customer service and reliability, reduce emissions and add renewable energy. Nova Scotia Power has 1,700 employees and $3.5 billion in assets. Learn more at


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