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Riverport Electric

Light Commission
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A community electric distribution utility.

The first incorporated
electric utility in Nova Scotia.

Riverport Electric Light Commission (RELC) was established in 1920 by a special statute of the Nova Scotia Legislature  and is one of the oldest independent utilities in Canada. View: Riverport Electric Light Act for Polling District No. 2, in the County of Lunenburg, 1920.

RELC is a community-owned electric distribution utility.

The communities serviced by RELC include Middle LaHave, East LaHave, North Side, Rose Bay, Lower Rose Bay, Kingsburg, Upper Kingsburg, Riverport, and Lower LaHave.

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Energy Sustainability

RELC is committed to energy sustainability. As a partner in the Alternative Resource Energy Authority, 40% of our energy is wind generated. Read more.


Tree Service

RELC is responsible for the main line. Residents with tree concerns please contact the office at 902-766-4890. Read more.


Bill Payments

For the convenience of our customers, RELC has implemented a number of alternatives for paying  electric bills. Read more.


Service Connection/Disconnection

Before you can be connected for service you must sign a service contract. Contracts can be picked up at the office, or you can receive a digital copy. Read more.

Committed to
Renewable Energy

The Riverport Electric Light Commission is proud to participate in the Alternative Resource Energy Authority (AREA), a municipal partnership that runs the Ellershouse Windfarm, a source of renewable energy that supplies power to the AREA partners and RELC, the Towns of Antigonish, Berwick, and Mahone Bay. RELC’s participation in AREA means cleaner energy for Riverport residents and businesses. Read more.

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3808 Highway 332
Riverport, NS B0J 2W0


(902) 766-4890