NB Power was formed by the provincial legislature in 1920, but in actuality our roots trace back to the early 1880s when the first power companies began selling electricity in Saint John, Moncton and Fredericton.
Today, NB Power has become part of the everyday lives of New Brunswickers. We've warmed homes, employed thousands, powered Christmas trees, and lit the way home.
Now, we're making history again and adding to our diverse and innovative energy mix by introducing new, clean and sustainable energy options to New Brunswickers – taking care of our planet, our province and our communities.
The First 70 Years
Seventy Years of Service (published in 1990)
Table Of Contents
Foreword & preface
In the beginning - electricity comes to New Brunswick
The nineteen twenties - the early years
The nineteen thirties - from hydro to coal
The nineteen forties - the war years
The nineteen fifties - the hydro years
The nineteen sixties - over a billion kilowatts generated
The nineteen seventies - the energy crisis
The nineteen eighties - the nuclear age
The nineteen nineties