Nova Scotia Power, Emera, release 2015 executive compensation figures

Figures released Friday show just how much senior figures at Nova Scotia Power and parent company Emera are making in salaries and other compensation.

Emera CEO Chris Huskilson made $4.3 million in 2015, $300,000 less than a year before

Chris Huskilson, CEO of Emera, made $4.3 million in compensation last year. (Andrew Vaughan/The Canadian Press)

Figures released Friday show just how much senior figures at Nova Scotia Power and parent company Emera are making in salaries and benefits.

The companies released the figures ahead of their annual shareholders' meeting, which is scheduled for May 17 in Toronto.

The documents show that Emera president and CEO Chris Huskilson made $4.3 million in 2015. That figure includes a base salary of $875,000, along with stock options, pension and other benefits. Huskilson's total income is $300,000 lower than it was in 2014, when he collected $4.6 million.

Emera's chief financial officer, Scott Balfour, earned a total of $1.7 million, and chief corporate development officer Nancy Tower's total compensation package was $1.6 million.

The president and CEO of Nova Scotia Power, Robert Hanf, earned a salary of just under $400,00 last year. His shares and other compensation brought his total income to $1.3 million.

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