UPDATED ON: Saturday, October 03, 2009
George A. Caines, Q.C.,
From The Globe and Mail
John McLennan, Chairman of Emera, is pleased to announce the appointment of George A. Caines, Q.C. to the Board of Directors of Emera Inc.
Mr. Caines, partner with Stewart McKelvey, an Atlantic Canadian law firm, serves as the Chair of the Board of Nova Scotia Power Inc., a subsidiary of Emera, where he has been a Director since 1995. He is also President of the Neptune Theatre Foundation and a member of the Canadian Tax Foundation. He previously served as a member of the Emera Board from 1998 to 2006.
Mr. Caines' practice areas include corporate/commercial, owner-managed business, public-private partnerships and property leasing. He is a member of the Canadian Bar Association and the Nova Scotia Barristers' Society.
Mr. Caines holds a BA from the University of King's College and an LL.B from Dalhousie University. He was admitted to the Nova Scotia Bar in 1961 and was appointed Queen's Counsel in 1976.
Emera Inc. (EMA-TSX) is an energy and services company with $5.3 billion in assets. Electricity is Emera’s core business. The company has two wholly-owned regulated electric utility subsidiaries, Nova Scotia Power Inc. and Bangor Hydro-Electric Company, which together serve 600,000 customers. Emera also owns 19% of St. Lucia Electricity Services Limited, which serves more than 50,000 customers on the Caribbean island of St. Lucia, and 25% of Grand Bahama Power Company, which serves 19,000 customers on the Caribbean island of Grand Bahama. In addition to its electric utility investments, Emera owns the Brunswick Pipeline, a 145-km gas pipeline in New Brunswick; Bayside Power, a 260-megawatt gas-fired plant in New Brunswick; Emera Energy Services, a physical natural gas and power marketing and asset management business; a joint venture interest in Bear Swamp, a 600-megawatt pumped storage hydro-electric facility in northern Massachusetts; a 12.9% interest in the Maritimes & Northeast Pipeline; a 8.1% interest in Open Hydro.