NB Power is planning for New Brunswick’s energy future. With input from experts and the public, their 2020 Integrated Resource Plan will help move New Brunswick to a cleaner energy future and guide the utility’s decision-making as they look at current conditions, expectations and forecasts for the next 20 years.
Through a refurbishment of the Point Lepreau Nuclear Generating Station, investments in renewable energy, decommissioning fossil fuel stations and energy efficiency, the utility has reduced its greenhouse gas emissions by 68 percent over 2005 levels, exceeding the 2030 goal laid out in 2015’s Paris Agreement.
They’re working closely with First Nations communities to bring community-owned renewable energy projects to life through the Locally Owned Renewable Energy that are Small Scale (LORESS) program. Across 2018 and 2019, two First Nations communities entered into two contracts with the utility to develop a total of nearly 40 MW of renewable energy to be in service this year.
Building on decades of nuclear expertise, NB Power is entering the next phase of their nuclear journey, helping to advance the industry in Canada with small modular reactors. This work aims to make New Brunswick a worldwide center of excellence in the research, development and potential demonstration in the next generation of safe and efficient nuclear energy.
As the industry evolves from the traditional utility model to a focus on energy solutions, NB Power stays focused on their customers’ expectations while they build a greener, more sustainable future for the place they’re proud to call home.