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Energy Mix at NB Power “A Transformation to Smart Grid” New Brunswick Energy Institute – Institut de l’ é nergie Nouveau-Brunswick Michel Losier, Program Director of PowerShift Atlantic Neil Larlee, Director of Strategic Planning November 21, 2013. Canadian Electricity Landscape

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Energy mix at nb power a transformation to smart grid

Energy Mix at NB Power

“A Transformation to Smart Grid”

New Brunswick Energy Institute – Institut de l’énergie Nouveau-Brunswick

Michel Losier, Program Director of PowerShift Atlantic

Neil Larlee, Director of Strategic Planning

November 21, 2013


Energy mix at nb power a transformation to smart grid

  • Canadian Electricity Landscape

  • Electricity Generation in Canada by Fuel Type, 2012


Energy mix at nb power a transformation to smart grid

  • Canadian Electricity Landscape

  • Selected World Residential Electricity Prices, 2009


Energy mix at nb power a transformation to smart grid

Canadian Electricity Landscape

Canada’s Market Structure


Title

Title

Points

  • Low and Stable Energy Prices

  • Energy Security

  • Reliability of the Electrical System

  • Environmental Responsibility

  • Effective Regulation

    • 40% renewable by 2020


Nb power strategic direction

NB Power Strategic Direction

Sustainable

Electricity

Reduce Debt

by $1 Billion

Smart Grid

(Siemens)

Vision

Top Performer

(more effective and

more productive)

Reduce and

Shift Demand

Strategy

Enabler


Connected to atlantic canada quebec and new england

Connected to Atlantic Canada, Quebec and New England

NB Power and Atlantic Canada

(Peak - 200MW)

Wind Generation

NB – 294 MW

(Peak – 3100 MW)

Wind Generation-

NB – 294 MW

NS – 317 MW

PEI – 164 MW

NFLD – 55 MW

Quebec – 1057 MW

Canada – 5511 MW

Wind Generation

NB – 294 MW

NS – 324 MW

PEI – 164 MW

Total -800 MW

Canada – 6568 MW

(Peak - 2000MW)

Reduce and Shift Demand


Energy mix at nb power a transformation to smart grid

Smart Grid in New Brunswick

Why?


Energy mix at nb power a transformation to smart grid

Thursday, January 24th – bitter cold morning

(-32 °C wind chill ) Peak 3117 MW

Oil fired units were required to cover this peak

Peak 3117 MW

(Thurs 7-10 am)

2850 MW (Wed – supper time)

Valley 2460 MW (2-3 am)


Energy mix at nb power a transformation to smart grid

Typical Household Energy Usage – New Brunswick


Energy efficiency reduce and load shifting shift

Energy Efficiency (Reduce) and Load Shifting (Shift)

Customer Issue: Investment

(Efficiency programs)

Customer Issue: Behaviour

Customer Issue: Trust

Reduce and Shift Demand


Energy mix at nb power a transformation to smart grid

A Customer Project (with Technology)

A

new Partnership with new solutions


Energy mix at nb power a transformation to smart grid

What have customers told us?

  • A responsible transition towards a sustainable future “a gradual reduction of fossil dependency over time”

  • Reliability, comfort, competitive rates, ability to better manage bills, choice and ease of use


Energy mix at nb power a transformation to smart grid

Market Trends


Trends wind energy

Trends: Wind Energy

Source: Greentech Media, “Four Charts That Prove the Future of Clean Energy Is Arriving, “We are living it, and it is gaining force.” September 18, 2013


Trends solar energy

Trends: Solar Energy

Source: Greentech Media, “Four Charts That Prove the Future of Clean Energy Is Arriving, “We are living it, and it is gaining force.” September 18, 2013


Trends leds

Trends: LEDs

Source: Greentech Media, “Four Charts That Prove the Future of Clean Energy Is Arriving, “We are living it, and it is gaining force.” September 18, 2013


Trends electric vehicles

Trends: Electric Vehicles

Source: Greentech Media, “Four Charts That Prove the Future of Clean Energy Is Arriving, “We are living it, and it is gaining force.” September 18, 2013


Game changers

Game Changers?

Rooftop Solar

Electric Vehicles

Reduce and Shift Demand


Nb power and siemens

NB Power and Siemens

A 10 Year Partnership

Up to 40 new technology jobs

Center of Competency and R&D team

Innovation in New Brunswick


Smart grid why new brunswick

Smart Grid – Why New Brunswick?

  • An Integrated Utility

  • High electric heat penetration

  • Robust Distribution Network

  • Broadband Infrastructure

  • 40% renewable by 2020

Reduce and Shift Demand


Electric thermal storage in the home

Electric Thermal Storage In the home

Electric Thermal Storage

(Potential solution for the future)

Existing Baseboard

(60% of New Brunswick homes)


Nb power strategic direction1

NB Power Strategic Direction

Sustainable

Electricity

Reduce Debt

by $1 Billion

Smart Grid

(Siemens)

Vision

Top Performer

(more effective and

more productive)

Reduce and

Shift Demand

Strategy

Enabler


Energy mix at nb power a transformation to smart grid

Energy mix at NB Power

“A Transformation to Smart Grid”

New Brunswick Energy Institute – Institut de l’énergie Nouveau-Brunswick

Michel Losier, Program Director of PowerShift Atlantic

Neil Larlee, Director of Strategic Planning

November 21, 2013


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