April 22, 2009
FREDERICTON (CNB) - In celebration of Earth Day, the award recipients for NB Power's second annual Earth Day Conservation Education Challenge have been announced.
This year's challenge was to submit a project that demonstrated what can be done to conserve electricity, or what renewable energy resources are available for NB Power and its customers to generate electricity.
"We have made a long-term commitment to providing learning opportunities to our communities, students and customers about the importance of conserving electricity," said David D. Hay, NB Power president and CEO. "By engaging middle schools through a fun and innovative approach to conservation we will have a positive impact on the next generation of NB Power customers."
Two schools received awards of $2,000:
Sixteen schools received awards of $1,000:
"The submissions we received this year were innovative, original and well-researched," said Darren Murphy, vice-president of transmission, distribution and customer service. "Students developed projects, including conservation games, calendars, songs and videos in order to show the ways that we can all reduce our electricity use. The conservation message is really starting to reach New Brunswick youth, and we will continue to have an increased presence in our schools to reach students at different levels to encourage them to be champions of conservation."
The NB Power Group employs more than 2,500 New Brunswickers, and consists of a holding company and four operating companies. The group operates a diverse network of nuclear-, hydro-, coal-, oil- and diesel-powered generating stations with an installed net capacity of 3,959 MW. It serves more than 375,000 customers in New Brunswick.
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