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OrganiGram Inc. Transmission Project

OrganiGram Inc. has entered into agreement with NB Power to build transmission facilities that will deliver 30 MW to its facility in the Moncton Industrial Park. The electricity will be supplied through a 557 m, 138 kV transmission line connected to existing line 1124.

The existing 69 kV distribution lines within the Moncton Industrial Park are not sufficient to meet the electricity required for OrganiGram Inc. to achieve its business growth potential. This Project will allow NB Power to meet the needs of its customer (OrganiGram Inc.) by providing transmission infrastructure with the capacity to handle a load of up to 30 MW.

The line is proposed to be built within the municipal easement along Arsenault court (where possible) to the customer-owned substation located on the OrganiGram Inc. property on Edinburgh Drive. In addition to the municipal easement, the proposed route crosses six properties between the line 1124 connection and the substation. Five properties are privately held and the sixth is owned by City of Moncton.

On December 18, 2017 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 document can be examined online on the NB Department of Environment and Local Government (DELG) website or in paper copy at the following locations:
City of Moncton Municipal Office
655 Main St,
Moncton, NB
New Brunswick Department of Environment and Local Government,
Project and Approvals Branch
20 McGloin St,
Fredericton, NB
E3A 5T8
New Brunswick Department of Environment and Local Government
Moncton Regional Office
355 Dieppe Blvd
Moncton, New Brunswick
E1A 8L5

The public is encouraged to review the proposed Environmental Impact Assessment document and submit comments to NB Power at the following coordinates :
Andrea McGathey
EIA Technical Specialist
Corporate Environment
New Brunswick Power Corporation
PO Box 2000, 515 King Street
Fredericton, NB E3B 4X1

All comments must be received on or before January 31, 2018

Project Timeline

ActivityEstimated date

Environmental approvals
Secure Right of Way
Complete preliminary engineering design

Phase 1 (2017-2018)
Preliminary engineering: Sept 2017
EIA Submission: December 2017
Secure ROW: March 2018

Construction of new 138 kV transmission line

Phase 2 (2018-2019)