Nov. 21, 2008
FREDERICTON (CNB) - NB Power has signed a memorandum of understanding with Efficiency NB to further align energy efficiency and conservation efforts.
"We have enjoyed a positive working relationship with Efficiency NB, and I am pleased that we have formed this collaboration so that we can further complement each other's efforts in educating New Brunswickers on the importance of conserving electricity," said David D. Hay, president and CEO of NB Power.
Efficiency NB was established to develop and deliver energy efficiency and conservation programs and initiatives for all energy sources, and to act as the primary organization for the promotion of these programs in New Brunswick. NB Power is the largest provider of electricity in the province, and educates consumers on the efficient use of its product to help manage electricity costs and protect the environment.
NB Power will work with Efficiency NB to help customers get more for their electricity dollar by helping them maximize ways to conserve electricity.
"We are pleased to formally recognize our ongoing collaboration, and we will continue to look for ways to achieve the greatest impact by helping New Brunswickers become more energy efficient, and to lessen the impact of our energy use on climate change," said Efficiency NB CEO and President Elizabeth Weir.
The NB Power Group employs over 2,500 New Brunswickers, and consists of a holding company and four operating companies. The group operates one of North America's most diverse networks of generating stations, consisting of nuclear, hydro, coal, oil and diesel-powered stations, with an installed net capacity of 3,959 MW. It is committed to providing safe, reliable and efficient power to more than 375,000 customers in New Brunswick.
Efficiency NB has the most comprehensive set energy efficiency programs in the country. It provides advice and financial incentives for energy users in the residential, commercial and industrial sectors in New Brunswick. The agency has a broad mandate to promote and support energy efficiency and conservation for all fuel sources, and to lessen the impact of energy use on the environment.
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