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NB Power brings the future of energy to Harvest Jazz and Blues

2014-09-10


Fredericton, N.B. – Music fans in downtown Fredericton can test drive an electric car, take a pedal power challenge and enter to win an electric bike and music passes when NB Power takes to the street as part of Harvest Jazz and Blues Festival September 12-15.

"We're so excited to be back on Queen Street as part of Harvest again this year," said Gaëtan Thomas, president and CEO of NB Power. "We're looking forward to connecting with thousands of our customers and showing off some of the amazing, innovative projects we're working on to help them save energy and money."

NB Power, along with their partners Siemens, The Gaia Project, and Plug n' Drive are inviting festival patrons to check out how electricity is changing the way people move at their booth on Queen Street in front of the Sports Hall of Fame.

The event will showcase the Siemens Smart Chopper, the world's first custom-built electric motorcycle made from new and recycled materials by Orange County Choppers in California. The bike has LED lights, an on-board charger and can travel 95 kilometres on a single charge.

The Gaia Project will demonstrate its custom-built traveling lab designed to provide hands-on learning around renewable energy. The Mobile Energy Centre is equipped with two solar panels - one for heat and one for electricity, a wind turbine, a hydro demonstration and bike generator.

On Saturday, Plug n' Drive will be offering electric vehicle test drives between 1-5 p.m. and on Sunday, the Radical Edge bike shop will be offering electric bicycle demonstrations between 12-4 p.m.

NB Power representatives will also be onsite throughout the festival to answer customer questions and help explain the benefits of electric vehicles and how they are one part of the vision for more and better services for the customer, clean energy and low and stable rates for customers.

MEDIA CONTACT: Deborah Nobes, Communications, (506) 458-4838 or email: dnobes@nbpower.com.