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Fundy Isles Transmission Power Line Project

The Fundy Isles Submarine Cables provide electricity to Deer Island to Campobello Island, Campobello Island and Grand Manan Island.   The original cables were installed in 1978 and are nearing the end of their useful life.

In order to maintain a reliable feed to the Fundy Isles NB Power proposes to install new cables between Deer Island and Campobello Island and between Campobello Island and Grand Manan Island while the existing cables remain in service.

The new cables will be rated higher than the existing to allow for the potential addition of future renewable energy projects.

The existing cables will remain in service for the foreseeable future. No decision with respect to their removal has been taken. We are currently assessing the different options.

Below is a timeline for the proposed project:

Project ActivitiesTimelines

EIA Submission

Fall 2017

EIA Determination

Spring 2018

Cable Manufacture

2018-2019 (6-8 months)

Land Based Work - HDD

2018

Land Based Work - Termination sites

2018 - 2019

Cable Installation

Summer 2019

Cable Terminations

Fall 2019

In-Service Date

Fall 2019

 

NB power is required to conduct public engagement as part of the permitting process which includes an Environmental Impact Assessment. Therefore, we invite you to attend an open house to learn more about the project including the type of work, easements, environmental impacts and project timelines.

Two open houses are scheduled:

Thursday, September 7, 2017
5 pm to 8 pm
Grand Manan Community Centre
1021 Route 776
Grand Manan, NB

Wednesday, September 13th, 2017
5 pm to 8 pm
Campobello Village Mart
924 Route 774
Campobello Island, NB

 

Should you have any questions about the project, please don’t hesitate to contact Wendi Wright at wwright@nbpower.com or at 1-866-754-7727.