Heritage Gas is a natural gas distribution utility in Nova Scotia with a head office located in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.
Heritage Gas’ franchise was granted in 2003 and gives it the exclusive right to distribute natural gas through its distribution system to all or part of seven counties in Nova Scotia, including the Halifax Regional Municipality until December 31, 2028.
As a greenfield operation, Heritage Gas provides an opportunity for growth in Nova Scotia. Natural gas currently provides less than 10% of total energy used in the province, with electricity and fuel oil being the dominant energy sources. To date, natural gas has been adopted by all of the major hospitals and universities in its most populous area, Halifax Regional Municipality, as well as many schools and businesses. At the end of 2017 there were approximately 21,400 residences and businesses with access to the Heritage Gas system (potential customer meters) of which approximately 7,200 were commercial energy customers and 14,200 were residential energy customers. Of the 21,400 potential customer meters, Heritage Gas had approximately 6,900 customer meters activated on December 31, 2017. Heritage Gas is focused on increasing penetration levels within the areas currently served by its existing network.
Heritage Gas’ distribution system consists of approximately 460 kilometres of pipeline mains infrastructure of which approximately 345 kilometres is located in the Halifax Regional Municipality, approximately 60 kilometres is located in Amherst, Nova Scotia, 45 kilometres in New Glasgow/Pictou area and approximately 10 kilometres in Oxford, Nova Scotia.