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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”

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




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



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 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


A Customer Project (with Technology)

A

new Partnership with new solutions


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



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”

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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