Renewable Portfolio Standard (New Brunswick, Canada)

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Last modified on February 12, 2015.

EZFeed Policy

Place New Brunswick

Applies to States or Provinces New Brunswick
Name Renewable Portfolio Standard (New Brunswick, Canada)
Policy Category Other Policy
Policy Type Renewables Portfolio Standards and Goals
Affected Technologies Biomass/Biogas, Concentrating Solar Power, Geothermal Electric, Hydroelectric, Hydroelectric (Small), Nuclear, Solar Photovoltaics, Tidal Energy, Wave Energy, Wind energy
Active Policy Yes
Implementing Sector State/Province

Program Administrator New Brunswick Energy and Mines
Primary Website

Last Review 2014-09-16


NB Power currently sources 28 percent of its in-province electricity demand from wind, biomass and hydro resources. The Province will increase its commitment to pursue renewable energy by creating a new Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) requiring NB Power to ensure that, by 2020, 40 percent of its in-province electricity sales are provided from renewable energy. Renewable energy imports, including large-scale hydro from Quebec or Newfoundland and Labrador, will be eligible to meet the new Renewable Portfolio Standard, subject to certain conditions.

Once the Point Lepreau Nuclear Generating Station is back online in 2012, another 35 percent of the provincial electricity supply will come from non-emitting nuclear energy. Therefore by 2020, 75 percent of New Brunswick’s electricity demand will be met by non-emitting or renewable sources.

Policy Contact

Department New Brunswick Energy and Mines
Address Brunswick Square
Address 2 1 Germain Street, Suite M100
Place Saint John, New Brunswick
Zip/Postal Code E2L 4V1
Phone (506) 658-3180
Fax (506) 643-2919