Clean Collaboration

Launched in 2010 as a Clean Energy Fund project through Natural Resources Canada, PowerShift Atlantic is a collaborative research initiative led by NB Power, in partnership with Saint John Energy, Maritime Electric, Nova Scotia Power, New Brunswick System Operator, the University of New Brunswick, the Government of New Brunswick and the Government of Prince Edward Island.

Natural Resources Canada

The Energy Sector of Natural Resources Canada is the lead on energy policy for the Government of Canada. Its goal is that Canadians benefit economically, environmentally and socially from the secure and sustainable production and use of Canada's energy resources.

NB Power

NB Power is proud to collaborate on the PowerShift Atlantic project. They are currently recruiting and working with residential and commercial customers to contribute to the project’s research findings.

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Nova Scotia Power

Nova Scotia Power continues to transform its generation to reduce its carbon footprint and enable new economic activity by replacing fossil fuels with renewable energy sources. Collaborating on the PowerShift Atlantic project contributes to this mission.

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Saint John Energy

Saint John Energy services more than 36,000 local customers through 13 substations, with energy sales of over 960,000,000 kilowatt hours annually.

They are supporting the PowerShift Atlantic research project by focusing on the Residential Research Program.

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Maritime Electric

Maritime Electric is an enthusiastic partner in the PowerShift Atlantic project. Residential and commercial customers on Prince Edward Island have been connected and are contributing to the project's research base.

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NBSO is a not-for-profit independent corporation whose primary responsibilities are to ensure the reliability of the electrical system and to facilitate the development and operation of a competitive electricity market in New Brunswick.

Government of New Brunswick

The Government of New Brunswick is focused on ensuring secure, reliable and cost effective energy supply, promoting economic development opportunities, promoting economic efficiency in energy systems and services, protecting and enhancing the environment by policy integration between energy and environmental objectives and ensuring an effective and transparent regulatory regime.

Developing, delivering and administering leading edge policies and establishing legislation in the rapidly changing and complex areas of power generation, renewable energy, delivery systems, technology and energy efficiency is a mainstay of responsibility. Energy specific business development, building and maintaining strategic partnerships and a robust education and awareness presence supported by a dynamic research and market development function are critical components of our service delivery.

University of New Brunswick

The Sustainable Power Research Group at the University of New Brunswick is led by Dr. Liuchen Chang of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. The group conducts research and training in the areas of distributed power generation, renewable energy conversion, power electronics, electrical machines, communications, and advanced control systems.

Current research activities include the development and demonstration of distributed power generation projects based on wind, photovoltaic, small hydro, micro gas turbine and fuel cell systems.

Government of PEI

The Government of PEI's vision is of an enhanced connection between Islanders and their environment. Individuals, communities, businesses and governments value natural capital. They understand the relationship between the environment, health and economy, and this relationship is a key consideration in all decision-making. Prince Edward Island is identified as Canada's "green" province - a model of sustainability.