Big transformer testing contract under review in Nova Scotia

Canada: A consulting group has been hired by the regulator to run an audit of multi-million dollar contracts between Nova Scotia Power and other companies owned by its parent Emera in 2015 and 2016.

The audit singled out a big transformer testing contract, which includes inspection of approximately 10,000 transformers, awarded to affiliate Emera Utility Services, which it found was not competitive, reports CBC News.

Nova Scotia Power officials, however, said the company does not have the workforce available to inspect 10,000 transformers, so the job was outsourced making sure the work will be executed against the company’s service standards.

Source: CBC News