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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

January 2018

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

 

Opportunity for Public Comment

On January 26, 2018 NB Power Corporation registered the project with the Department of the Environment and Local Government in accordance with Section 5(1) and Schedule “A” of the Environmental Impact Assessment Regulation – Clean Environment Act.

The public is encouraged to review Environmental Impact Assessment document and submit comments. The document can be examined online either on the NB Department of Environment and Local Government (DELG) website or in paper copy at the following locations:

 

Town of St. George Municipal Office

1 School Street

St. George, NB E5C 3N2

 

Grand Manan Island Village Office

4-1021 Route 776

Grand Manan, New Brunswick E5C 3K4

 

Campobello Island Municipal Office

924 Rte 774 Unit 3

Welshpool, NB E3E 181

 

New Brunswick Department of Environment and Local Government,

Project and Approvals Branch

20 McGloin St,

Fredericton, NB

E3A 5T8

 

The public is encouraged to review the proposed Environmental Impact Assessment document and submit comments to NB Power at the following coordinates :


Matt Gorman

EIA Technical Specialist

Corporate Environment

New Brunswick Power Corporation

PO Box 2000, 515 King Street

Fredericton, NB E3B 4X1

MaGorman@nbpower.com

 

 

All comments must be received on or before February 26, 2018.