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Our commitment to New Brunswickers

We’re committed to serving our communities. As the COVID-19 situation in New Brunswick evolves, we’ll continue to adjust and expand our services accordingly, while respecting physical distancing and safety protocols.  
 
Find out how we’re supporting our customers, and see which services remain suspended.

 

 

 

It is very important for us as New Brunswickers to do our part to help contain the spread of COVID-19.

As the COVID-19 situation in New Brunswick evolves, we’ll continue to adjust and expand our services accordingly. Our Commercial and Industrial energy efficiency programs, as well as our New Home Energy Savings Program are open for new registrations. The remainder of our programs remain suspended until further notice due to the in-home nature of this work.

 

Hydro

Water plays a very important role in the creation of electricity in New Brunswick. Hydroelectricity, when the power of falling water is turned into electricity, has been used for hundreds of years and is one of the most efficient ways to produce electricity.

It's also good for the environment because it’s a renewable energy source that has little environmental impact and doesn’t emit greenhouse gases.

We currently have 7 hydro stations throughout New Brunswick, which makes up half of all of our generating stations. 

 

Hydro

 

In a hydro station, water falls down a chute called the penstock and flows over the blades of a turbine. The falling water then turns the blades, which are attached to magnets by the generator shaft. The spinning blades turn these magnets, which creates electricity in the wire coils.

Here’s a video The Gaia Project helped us make on how the Mactaquac Generating Station works.