Shift and Save
Together, we can create a greener energy future.

Continue your water heater controller journey.

Part of transitioning to a greener future involves modernizing technology and making a shift. In 2021, we partnered with Nova Scotia Power to offer customers an innovative solution to join us in this journey using water heater controllers. We’re pleased to announce that we’ve launched a full time program!

Yes, I want to re-enroll

How it works

Peak demand happens when Nova Scotian’s use large amounts of electricity at the exact same time, meaning that if too many people are showering every morning at 7am or cooking every night at 5pm it can strain our electrical grid. It’s during these times that more electricity is used and create surges that are more costly.

We partnered with Nova Scotia Power to gain valuable insights on how we can use water heater controllers to improve operation of the grid. Once installed on a customers hot water heater and connected to Wi-Fi, the device will shift the electricity used to heat your water away from peak demand at times when the grid is strained. We are inviting customers to enroll in our full-time program to keep their controller installed year after year so we can continue to generate cost savings that benefit Nova Scotians. Customers can opt-out at any time by contacting


You’ll be doing your part as we work toward a greener energy future for Nova Scotia.


Enjoy handy features such as leak detection and maintenance alerts and get better insight on the health of your water heater.


You’ll be one of the first customers to experience the benefits of the technology.


You’re helping Nova Scotian’s save – the reduced peak impact can result in direct cost savings for all customers.

Why should I re-enroll?

There’s many benefits of re-enrolling! You’ll receive an annual incentive, gain access to free technology to help you manage your hot water heater and you’ll be contributing to a cleaner and more efficient electrical grid.

Am I required to re-enroll?

No. Participation is strictly voluntary, but we would love for you to continue in this journey with us. All you have to do is click the link above and your controller will stay connected.

Will this cost me anything or will there be an increase in my water bill?

There is no cost to the homeowner.

How long am I enrolled for after I re-enroll?

This program is full time, meaning that once you re-enroll, your controller will be connected permanently and you will receive an annual incentive. Customers can opt out at any time.

Will this program affect my hot water supply? How long and often will you shut off my water heater?

How long your water heater will be turned down or off depends on the specifics of the event but will often be complete in a couple of hours. Every step will be taken during this time to ensure that you have enough hot water for your typical usage – it is unlikely you will even be aware that your water heater was adjusted!

Have a question?

Feel free to reach out to Meaghan Mason, our Energy Solutions Advisor at

This pilot program is delivered in partnership with: