Big Lift Ferry Poem F328

I dream of the day –
When Nova Scotia Power –
Will rename itself –
To Nova Scotia Hydro –
Or maybe just Electro!




Copyright by Minh Tan on listed dated of completion.



Notes to this poem…

Power in Nova Scotia is still mostly generated by coal burning power plants. We have been working hard to up our share of electricity generated by renewable sources, and succeeding at it. When the time comes that we are generating more renewable electricity than coal electricity, I think Nova Scotia Power should change its name to reflect its new identity. Hydro is a popular choice for electric utilities in Canada, like BC, Ontario and Quebec have Hydro utilities. However, NS doesn’t have that much hydro capacity. That’s what lack of mountains limits you to. So NS Hydro is not a realistic choice.

But then I thought, what about just simply Electro?

Sure, it sounds like that Marvel comic book villain of Spider-Man, but so what? They’re not the first to use it. There’s no brand confusion. And it’s not like NS Power would have named themselves after him? They’d be a legitimate electric utility with too many sources to name themselves as one. And just kick the NS out of the name for “cool factor”.

We’ll see if it’ll only ever be a dream for me. 🙂

The F-series poems are part of a collection composed on my ferry rides across Halifax Harbour when the buses aren’t crossing the MacDonald bridge due to the Big Lift bridge redecking. This should keep happening until at least December 2016.


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