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NB Power hosting Open House on Nepisiguit Falls Generating Station

2021-07-05


Fredericton (NB) – NB Power is planning upgrades to the Nepisiguit Falls Generating Station to extend the life of the plant and put more renewable energy on the grid. This investment is part of a long-term plan to ensure New Brunswickers have clean, reliable energy at competitive prices for generations to come.

To provide the public with an opportunity to learn more, NB Power will host a virtual open house on July 20 commencing at 2:00pm Atlantic Standard Time. For details about the open house, please visit the Nepisiguit Falls Generating Station Life Extension Project website.

Consultations with the community and First Nations have already begun and will continue throughout all phases of the project.

“With this project, NB Power is upgrading this existing renewable energy source and adding 3 more megawatts of renewable energy to the grid,” stated Keith Cronkhite, President NB Power. “Once the upgrades are complete, it will increase the life expectancy of the Nepisiguit Falls Generating Station by 50 years. This is a win for both our customers and the environment, we look forward to discussing this project more at our open house,” added Cronkite

The Nepisiguit Falls Generating Station (NFGS) is a hydroelectric power generation station located on the Nepisiguit River 20 minutes south of Bathurst. The Station began operation in 1921, with NB Power purchasing the station in 2008.  It consists of three (3) generating units with a current maximum output of 10.2 MW.

NB Power will be registering the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) for the project this summer. Following the permitting process, work is expected to begin in the summer of 2022.  

 Media Contacts:

Sheila Lagacé, Communications, NB Power, 506-458-2345 or SLagace@nbpower.com