We work closely with a variety of important organizations across New Brunswick and beyond to benefit our customers and employees.
Here are just a few of our partnerships:
We are working with Siemens as part of a 10-year partnership to integrate Smart Grid technology into our electrical system and build Canada's first fully integrated ‘energy internet’, which will enable communications between customers and their homes, power plants and distribution systems.
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW)
The IBEW represents over 80% of NB Power employees. We are proud to work with them on important issues such as employee health and safety.
The Electrical Contractors Association of New Brunswick (ECANB)
The ECANB is a long-standing professional Trade Association, representing Electrical Contractors throughout the Province. As the Employer counterpart to the IBEW, we are working with them to ensure productivity and safety on our job sites.
Falls Brook Centre
In February 2004, with funding from the Government of Canada's EcoAction Program, a three-way partnership between the Falls Brook Centre (FBC), NB Power and UNB 's Sustainable Power Research Group established New Brunswick's first net-metered site in the rural community of Knowlesville (near Hartland). This collaborative venture was designed to be an educational project not just for the many visitors who flock to see the demonstration site each year, but also for all three partners involved in the project's construction. It took two years but everyone's goals were achieved by attaching a small 520W solar photovoltaic module array (solar panels) and a 3kW wind turbine to the electrical grid. The completion of this project gave NB Power enough experience to develop and implement a net-metering procedure.
Click here to learn more about the Falls Brook Centre net metering project.
Centre for Nuclear Energy Research (CNER)
NB Power has partnered with the Centre for Nuclear Energy Research (CNER), a non-profit research and corrosion monitoring company located at the University of New Brunswick (UNB) Fredericton campus, to help meet NB Power's requirement for nuclear energy workers.
Through this initiative, we’re taking a proactive approach to ensure the resources and skills are in place to support the needs of customers for years to come. It will also broaden learning opportunities for students, ensuring they are well-equipped with the necessary skills to enter the workforce.
The partnership will focus on three key areas: attracting and retaining workers to the nuclear industry and filling employment needs, preparing new nuclear energy workers while enhancing the skills of current employees and the advancement of nuclear energy research.
Click here for further information on this program.
The Gaia Project
We partnered with The Gaia Project to help with their efforts to empower youth to make informed decisions about energy, and the impact it has on the environment. They offer a variety of programs in both official languages for elementary, middle and high school students across New Brunswick. As part of this partnership, NB Power will be the presenting sponsor of two programs offered by The Gaia Project: The Mobile Energy Centre and their Sustainability Teams. You can read more about their programs here.
Canadian Rivers Institute (CRI)
The Canadian Rivers Institute (CRI) is an international collaboration of researchers housed at the University of New Brunswick whose mandate is to develop the aquatic science needed to understand, protect, and sustain water resources for the region, nation, and the planet. The CRI is currently partnered with us in a long-term Mactaquac Aquatic Ecosystem Study (MAES) designed to explore the potential consequences for the St. John River and its headpond in support of the Mactaquac Project.
Landscape New Brunswick
Landscape New Brunswick Horticultural Trades Association is a not for profit trade Association established over 30 years ago for those (and by those), who work in the Landscape and Horticultural trades in both New Brunswick and PEI. They are dedicated to the advancement of all matters pertaining to the development of the landscape industry and its relationship to the users of its products and services. We have partnered with them to provide helpful information for our customers on which types of trees and shrubs are safe to plant near power lines.
Construction Association of New Brunswick (CANB)
We are working with the Construction Association of New Brunswick to help ensure electrical safety on construction sites throughout NB. Click here to read more about the CANB.
New Brunswick Federation of Snowmobile Clubs (NBFSC)
We are collaborating with the New Brunswick Federation of Snowmobile Clubs to help ensure the public’s safety on snowmobile trails around our hydro facilities and dams. The NBFSC are a volunteer organization whose goal is to keep New Brunswick’s snowmobile trails safe and secure, while promoting snowmobiling for tourism in the province. Read more on their organization here.
We have partnered with Plug ‘n Drive, Canada’s nationally recognized electric vehicle advocate who are committed to accelerating the adoption of electric cars to maximize their environmental and economic benefits, by providing information to help Canadians make the best decisions for their individual needs. We are working with them to help New Brunswickers better understand electric vehicles and its charging technology and the benefits they could provide to New Brunswick. Our President and CEO, Gaëtan Thomas also sits on their Board of Directors.