“If it was the same intensity of Arthur, it would be a lot different than what it was the last time,” said Matt Drover, director of regional operations for the company.
The main problem during that storm in the province was trees falling on power lines.
Drover says while that problem persists, especially during the winter months, it has been lessened because of the vegetation management work that is being undertaken.
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“There were action items that came out of that, about 43 different action items, and we report on a quarterly basis as to where we are on those items,” Drover said.
The board’s ongoing process started in July 2014.
“Customers reasonably anticipate that, having implemented improvements in those areas, NSP’s response to a major storm event should be significantly improved,” consumer advocate Bill Mahody said in a statement.
Drover added that Nova Scotia Power is always watching for potential storms and their potential impacts. Other preparations include communicating with sister companies to make sure resources are available if necessary.