NB Power Seeks Public Input for Long-Term Energy Supply Plan

NB Power Seeks Public Input for Long-Term Energy Supply Plan

March 22, 2017

NB Power is seeking public input from New Brunswickers on their priorities regarding clean energy, affordability and customer options as the utility maps out its energy supply plan for the next 25 years.

“The plan we’re developing will guide our decision making, our investments, and the introduction of potential new products and services,” says Keith Cronkhite, NB Power Senior Vice President of Business Development and Strategic Planning. “There are a lot of options for how we meet the energy needs of New Brunswick, so it’s important that we understand what’s important to you.”

With input from experts and the public, NB Power’s Integrated Resource Plan will explore

  • options to meet projected demand for electricity while ensuring that at least 40% is from renewable energy sources
  • the role NB Power can play in responding to climate change as it transitions from traditional fuels to more clean energy sources
  • the role NB Power customers want to play in managing future energy needs, by using electricity more efficiently, generating it, or storing it themselves

Feedback will be incorporated into NB Power’s Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) 2017, which will be submitted to the province and the Energy and Utilities Board later this year.

“There are a lot of options for how we meet the energy needs of New Brunswick, so it’s important that we understand what’s important to [consumers],” says Cronkhite.

The deadline for feedback is May 15, 2017. Find out more: www.nbpower.com/en/about-us/news-media-centre/news/2017/public-input-sought-for-long-term-energy-supply-plan/.

Photo source: congerdesign, Pixabay.

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