Consultation and approvals
Through 2017 and beyond, NB Power will seek appropriate environmental approvals with the Province of New Brunswick and follow application and review processes for financial approvals to be defined by the Energy and Utilities Board (EUB).
The life achievement recommendation follows a fact-based decision process involving NB Power’s Board of Directors, balancing environmental, social and technical, and cost considerations. It also follows a comprehensive public engagement effort that gathered values-based input from approximately 10,000 New Brunswickers who participated online, in person and in writing.
NB Power will continue to engage closely with First Nations on the life achievement project to facilitate meaningful participation in potential economic opportunities, environmental stewardship of the Saint John River, including fish passage, and other means that recognize and help restore First Nations’ connection to the river.