[34] The Act reorganized NB Power into a holding company with four divisions: NB Power Distribution and Customer Service, NB Power Generation, NB Power Nuclear, and NB Power Transmission. This is the proper way to read a meter Right to Left. The readings are displayed on the digital LCD display. However, the industrial rates rollback would have been smaller than under the original MOU. The concept of a smart grid is to add monitoring, analysis, control, and communication capabilities to an electrical distribution system in order to maximize efficiency and reduce consumption. The Legislative Assembly passed a bill to that effect. Saint John-based NexGen is a one-stop shop for all things smart energy for homeowners and builders, offering consultation, sales and maintenance on cutting-edge products. Immediately, the commission, headed by its first president, C. W. Robinson, launched the construction of a C$2 million hydroelectric dam at Musquash, west of Saint John. The Lord government shuffled the company's structure in early 2003 by introducing amendments to the Electricity Act. The rotating disk in this meter is connected to an electronic circuit board that calculates energy and demand. The Grand Lake Generating Station was commissioned in 1931 and then expanded five years later.[10]. 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The first 50 MW turbine was put in service at Courtney Bay Generating Station the next year, in December 1960, while two more units were added in 1965 and 1966, 50 MW and 100 MW, respectively. NB Power is the delivery agent for New Brunswick’s energy saving programs. [12], However, the new hydroelectric developments proved insufficient to bridge the imbalance between supply and demand, which grew by 12% per annum between 1960 and 1975. The New Brunswick Electric Power Commission (NBEPC) was created on April 24, 1920 under the ministry of Peter Veniot (Public Works). [27], On March 24, 2010, Premier Graham announced the failure of the second agreement due to Hydro-Québec's concern over unanticipated risks and costs associated with matters including dam security and water levels. The studies, codenamed Cartwheel and Lighthouse, have assessed the value of these assets to roughly C$4.1 billion. “We’re part of a larger group of people brought together to represent this new era that we’re living through right now. ... Power Options!! Between 2001 and 2004, the Lord government spent C$3.2 million to retain the services of CIBC World Markets and Salomon Smith Barney in order to evaluate the resale value of the Point Lepreau and Coleson Cove power plants. This power line runs through substations at Keswick, Saint-André, Eel River, Belledune, Bathurst, Salisbury, Norton, Coleson Cove, Point Lepreau, and back to Keswick. New Brunswickers want to actively participate in their energy system, with greater control over their energy costs and consumption. If a generator trips offline in New Brunswick, New Brunswick is considered to be under generating. Actual consumption is measured by reading the number shown directly on the digital LCD display. The memorandum of understanding fostered a spirited public debate in New Brunswick and Atlantic Canada. [33] A similar valuation was used in the failed 2010 proposal to vend Lepreau to Hydro-Quebec, and was extremely controversial. [14], Labour unrest, design problems and skyrocketing construction costs significantly increased the plant's price tag. [24] A demonstration organized by the group and trade unions drew approximately 600 people outside the Legislative Assembly building on November 17, 2009. Learn how we’re supporting and safely serving our customers during the pandemic. It has a generation capacity of 660 MW. [25] A Leger Marketing opinion poll conducted on behalf of Quebecor Media newspapers in New Brunswick and Quebec in November 2009 showed that 60% of New Brunswickers polled opposed the proposed sale, while 22% supported it. Demand for electricity exploded during World War II and led to rationing in the late 1940s. The government of New Brunswick would have retained the transmission and distribution divisions of NB Power, and the Crown corporation would have entered into a long-term power purchase agreement (PPA) with Hydro-Québec. [14], The federal government then announced a loan program to help provinces such as New Brunswick in January 1974. Note that ERT can be applied to any of these meter type. [16] This agreement was reached after nine months of negotiations undertaken at the request of New Brunswick[17] and would have transferred most generation, transmission and distribution assets of the New Brunswick utility to a subsidiary of the Quebec-based Crown corporation, including the Point Lepreau Nuclear Generating Station and 7 hydroelectric plants, but would have excluded fossil-fuel fired plants in Dalhousie, Belledune, and Coleson Cove.[18]. Because of the asynchronous nature of Hydro-Québec's electricity transmission system, interconnections between the two neighboring provinces require HVDC converters. NB Power supplies electricity to Maritime Electric in Prince Edward Island through a sub-sea interconnection cable on the floor of the Northumberland Strait, and imports/exports from/to Nova Scotia via Canada's first electrical interconnection between two provinces. Our market area includes New Brunswick, as well as Nova Scotia, Halifax, St. Johns, and other parts of the Canadian Atlantic seaboard. The NB Power Net Metering program provides customers with the option to connect their own environmentally sustainable generation unit to NB Power's distribution system. When it became operational 8 years later, on February 1, 1983, the cost had soared to C$1.4 billion. In 2017, annual electricity consumption per capita in New Brunswick was 16.7 megawatt hours (MW.h). In October 2008, NB Power Holding Corporation was named one of "Canada's Top 100 Employers" by Mediacorp Canada Inc., and was featured in Maclean's newsmagazine. Seventh, NB Power’s wisest and safest interest is to reduce its power generation requirements through energy efficiency, and by ramping up to 100% renewable energy by 2040. On September 30, 2009, the company announced the planned closure of the mine and the decommissioning of the Grand Lake Generating Station. Read the meter by noting the position of the pointer on each dial, from right to left across the dials, and record the numbers in the same order. [37] In 2009, NB Power became the first electric utility to be recognized by the National Quality Institute by being awarded a Healthy Workplace Award. The company management explained the decision by stressing the high cost of complying with stricter SO2 emission regulations. Electricity is the flow of electrons from a negatively charged body to a positively charged body. damn near PassiveHouse currently pays $31.00 per month and I use no power at this time. [9], The new earth dam was completed on time, in 1922. The commission decided to take advantage of coal resources in the Minto area and built a plant near the mines. lower costs for NB Power and stable rates for customers in the long run.” — Gaetan Thomas, President and CEO of NB Power New Brunswick Power Builds business case for fleet migration to electric vehicles Shift Your Ride program minimizes fuel consumption, emissions and cost. The rotating disk in the meter drives the mechanical dials. [49] The decommissioning and demolition of the Grand Lake Generating Station were completed in 2012. The reading is shown directly on the display: 15961. Incredibly Well-Suited to New Brunswick Companies . We can help. The main generation facilities are spread across the province. On May 2, 1975, the Canadian Atomic Energy Commission authorized the construction of two 640-MW units within a site that can accommodate a maximum of four reactors. The problem has been known since the 1970s and could reduce the dam's life by half, according to a 2000 report by a panel of international engineering experts commissioned by the Crown corporation. We appreciate our customers’ patience and flexibility as we navigate the impacts of COVID-19 together. On an average 1150 kWh energy is generated per kW installed in New Brunswick. The building of a larger facility in Grand Falls, on the Upper Saint John River, was undertaken in 1926 by a subsidiary of International Paper Company and completed in 1930. Note the direction of rotation of the pointer clockwise or counterclockwise to ensure you record the smaller number. However, the Saint John, New Brunswick area accounts for nearly half of the total NB Power-owned generation capacity, with the Coleson Cove (972 MW) and the Point Lepreau Nuclear Generating Station (660 MW). Opponents in the general public used social media to show their displeasure and contest the various arguments for the deal. [58] The company also announced that they were running low on funding. In the aftermath of the oil crisis, the province wanted to secure a source of electricity whose prices would be less volatile than oil. It was commissioned in 1969. [43][41], NB Power operates seven hydroelectric dams in the province with a combined generating capacity of 889 MW. On electronic meters with digital display, the reading is shown directly on the display. Data is available for all Census Divisions and states including New Jersey. Industrial Customers Cut Costs by Raising Power Factor. has a minimum monthly base charge regardless of energy consumption. [14], On October 29, 2009, the premiers of New Brunswick and Quebec signed a memorandum of understanding to sell most of NB Power's assets to Hydro-Québec. [26], After months of controversy, New Brunswick and Quebec representatives signed a second agreement in January 2010, reducing the scope of the sale. [47] The company extracted approximately 150,000 tons of coal per year to fuel the Grand Lake Generating Station, a 57 MW power plant built in 1963. Power Residential Rate Comparison 2011 Average rate calculated at 1350 kWh per month 13.90 Mar El ec P EI 13.87 Nfld Power 11.40 C e n t s p e r k W h ... New Brunswick PEI Maine Nova Scotia 1091 705 300 350 735 1120 NB Power Interconnection Transfer Capability (in MW) Source NB Power… Over the next 30 years, other cities successively electrified, so much so that in 1918, more than 20 companies were active in the electricity business, which left the province with wildly differing levels of services and prices. The Province of New Brunswick will expand the network of smart grid stakeholders and partnerships and work with existing and new smart grid pilot projects. I put the dish on a kill-a-watt to measure its power consumption. Opposition parties, Newfoundland and Labrador premier Danny Williams,[21] the union representing most NB Power employees,[22] and wind energy supporters[23] quickly condemned the agreement as detrimental to the interests of New Brunswick. The study, whose findings were published in 2009, suggested four scenarios: the status quo; a sale to a strategic buyer; privatization through a share offering; or splitting the utility into separate elements. COVID-19 Information: New Brunswickers can continue to benefit from our residential and business energy efficiency programs. Under the revised agreement, the sale would have transferred NB Power's hydroelectric and nuclear power plants to Hydro-Quebec for C$3.4 billion. As well, existing local renewable energy is likely to grow, while power consumption may be reduced due to efficiencies made to the power grid along with retrofits to many homes and buildings. [35] The reorganization also created the New Brunswick Electric Finance Corporation, which was responsible for issuing, managing and paying NB Power's debt through payments dividends, fees and taxes paid by the various subsidiaries,[36] and the New Brunswick System Operator, an independent market operator that administered relationships between power generators and users. Bill Marshall is a past president of the New Brunswick System Operator, a past director of strategic planning with NB Power and has consulted widely in the power sector throughout eastern Canada for the past 11 years through his company, WKM Energy Consultants Inc. ... therefore, decrease consumption. The Community Outreach Program remains on hold to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. If the pointer is between two numbers, record the smaller number except if it is between 9 and 0, in this case the reading is 9. NB Power, the province's utility, wants to empower their consumers, bolster system-wide reliability, and position itself as a utility of the future. [42][41], NB Power operates the Point Lepreau Nuclear Generating Station which is the only active nuclear generating station in Canada outside of Ontario. New Brunswick Collaborative Grid Innovation for Atlantic Smart Energy Communities (Shediac) In June 2019, NB Power, NS Power , and NRCan announced $10.8M in funding for two community energy smart-grid projects: one in Shediac, NB (led by NB Power), focusing on residential applications; and another in Amherst, NS (led by NS Power ), focusing on commercial applications. The number by which a demand reading is multiplied, to obtain actual usage data. [28] This interpretation was contested by analysts, who blamed the collapse of the deal on the political situation in New Brunswick. The report valued the company at between $C3.6 and $C4.5 billion. [39][40] The company operates interconnections with Hydro-Québec, Nova Scotia Power, Maritime Electric in Prince Edward Island and the ISO New England network in the United States. [56] Joi Scientific's technology has been described by a former employee as being based on the work of discredited inventor Stanley Meyer. Today, NB Power, along with partners Solaire Homes and Siemens Canada, has launched this new project that will see up to 100 highly energy efficient and “zero energy-ready” homes built. [15] Inflation between 1978 -1982 was 46%, this increased the costs for all infrastructure projects in Canada. The Act maintained the company's distribution, transmission, and nuclear power monopolies, but opened the door to competition in the generation business. On February 5, 1974, Hatfield announced his decision to build the plant, 20 miles (32 km) west of Saint John, and even raised the possibility of constructing a second one in the future. HEF® C660 High Efficiency Chest Freezer, New Brunswick The large-capacity HEF C660 is one of the most energy efficient, eco-friendly chest freezers available on the market today. NB Power operates two thermal and three combustion turbine facilities with a combined generating capacity of 1,964 MW. David D. Hay resigned as President in 2010, claiming he had never been consulted on the proposed sale of NB Power, the valuations or the strategies involved. [56] According to critics, their promised efficiency violated the First Law of Thermodynamics. Please note I am not challenging the energy efficiency of the house it is remarkably admirable, I am just enquiring vis a vis total cost. Despite positive feedback from the province's business leaders,[19][20] many reactions to the MOU were hostile. On Facebook, 14,000 people joined a group in opposition to the sale within five days of the announcement. To cope with this demand growth, the commission began construction of the oil-fired Courtenay Bay Generating Station, near the Saint John shipyard in 1959; it was also adjacent to the Irving Oil Refinery, which entered service in the late 1950s and which the Courtney Bay Generating Station made use of a pipeline running from the Canaport offshore loading facility at Red Head to the refinery. NB Power (French: Énergie NB), formerly known as the New Brunswick Power Corporation and the New Brunswick Electric Power Commission, is the primary electrical utility in the Canadian province of New Brunswick. The number by which a demand reading is multiplied, to obtain actual usage data. [citation needed]. 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