NB Power Moves to Expand its Renewable Energy Portfolio

Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada [RenewableEnergyAccess.com] NB Power released a Request for Proposal (RFP) for the purchase of up to 300 MW of wind-powered generation by November 2010 from potential private-sector developers. NB Power will evaluate the proposals based on pricing, schedule for development, yearly production, reliability of supply and added New Brunswick content. NB Power will ensure geographical diversity in the wind projects. The five wind areas are the Bay of Fundy, Tantramar, Miramichi Bay, Acadie/Chaleur and in-land New Brunswick. NB Power recently signed two agreements for 96 MW of wind energy in southeastern New Brunswick. The development of wind energy projects will increase the supply of clean, renewable energy in the province, resulting in local economic development, increased diversity of power supply and a greater reliance on domestic resources for electricity generated and sold in New Brunswick.
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