HALIFAX, July 11, 2003 — David Mann, President and Chief Executive Officer of Emera, Inc., has announced the appointment of Chris Huskilson to the newly created position of Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Emera.
Huskilson previously served as COO of Nova Scotia Power Inc., Emera’s largest subsidiary.
“Chris has a proven track record of outstanding operational leadership at Nova Scotia Power,” said Mann. “His business and technical acumen, and unparalleled understanding of the electricity industry will be of great benefit across the Emera group of companies.”
As COO of Emera, Huskilson will oversee the operations of all of Emera’s subsidiaries, including Nova Scotia Power, Bangor Hydro-Electric and Emera Energy.
“I am very pleased to take on this new challenge, and am fortunate to have strong senior management teams in Nova Scotia Power, and Emera’s other subsidiaries to support me in this expanded role,” said Huskilson.
Huskilson began his career with Nova Scotia Power in 1980 and has held a series of increasingly senior positions with the company including Superintendent of Hydro Production at the Mersey Hydro System; Senior Operations Planner at the Energy Control Centre; Plant Manager of both Lingan and Glace Bay Generating Stations; Vice President of Transmission & Distribution; and Executive Vice President of Operations.
Huskilson is a member of the Association of Professional Engineers of Nova Scotia; the Canadian Electricity Association; CIGRE (International Council on Large Electric Systems; the Executive Committee of the Northeast Power Coordinating Council; the Planning Committee of the North American Electric Reliability Council; the Board of the Halifax Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce; and the Board of the Greater Halifax Partnership. He also serves as Vice-Chairman of Bangor Hydro Electric Company. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Engineering and a Master of Science in Engineering from the University of New Brunswick.
About Emera Inc.
Emera Inc. is a diversified energy and services company, with 550,000 customers and $4.0 billion in assets. The company has two wholly-owned regulated electric utility subsidiaries, Nova Scotia Power Inc. and Bangor Hydro-Electric Company. Nova Scotia Power supplies over 95% of the electric generation, transmission and distribution in Nova Scotia.
Bangor Hydro provides electricity transmission and distribution service to 107,000 customers in eastern Maine. It is a member of the New England Power Pool, and is interconnected with the other New England utilities to the south and with New Brunswick Power to the north.
In addition, Emera Energy manages Emera’s gas infrastructure investment portfolio, including its 12.5% interest in the Maritimes & Northeast Pipeline, which delivers Sable natural gas to markets in Maritime Canada and the northeastern United States; and an 8.4% interest in the Sable Offshore Energy Project offshore platforms and sub-sea field gathering lines. Emera Energy also incorporates Emera Energy Services, Emera Fuels, and Emera’s business development activities. Visit Emera on the web at www.Emera.com