New Brunswick

Overview of Electricity Sector

With one of the most diverse energy supply mixes in Canada, New Brunswick draws its power from a mix of nuclear, fossil fuels and renewables. Like many Canadian provinces, the bulk of generation, transmission and distribution is owned and operated by a vertically integrated provincial crown corporation, NB Power, which also purchases a limited amount...

Renewable Energy

Released in 2014, the Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) prioritizes the “least-cost” supply and demand options to meet future demand as well as its renewable energy policy obligations. As part of the IRP, the provincial government has introduced a Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) mandating that 40% of in-province electricity sales come from renewable energy sources by...

Community Energy

In February 2010, the Government of New Brunswick announced a Community Energy Policy to foster the development of 75 MW of clean energy projects that are majority-owned by First Nations, municipalities, co-operatives, not-for-profit organizations or institutions. Fifty megawatts were assigned to community-owned projects and the other 25 MW to First Nations projects. A rate of 10 cents/kWh is offered...

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