FREDERICTON (GNB) – NB Power and municipal electric utilities in New Brunswick will work together to conduct an energy planning survey. The survey, which has been commissioned by NB Power, Saint John Energy, Perth-Andover Light Commission and Edmundston Energy, is meant to provide a more complete picture of the province’s household energy consumption patterns.

“Customer input is essential in order to help plan for the future of energy delivery in New Brunswick,” said NB Power president and CEO Gaëtan Thomas. “The responses provided in the energy planning survey will help us develop programs for all New Brunswickers and forecast our province’s future energy needs.”

About 30,000 customers will receive the survey, either by mail or online, starting today. Customers will be asked to provide information such as:

  • home heating types
  • square footage and age of homes
  • levels of insulation
  • appliances and lighting use in homes
  • electric vehicle use
  • energy management and efficiency practices

“We must ensure that, in a changing energy landscape, we develop a plan that provides safe, reliable and environmentally responsible energy solutions to meet New Brunswickers’ needs,” said Thomas. “We encourage everyone who receives the survey to help us plan ahead for our collective energy needs by providing this important information.”

The survey is being conducted by Corporate Research Associates and individual responses will remain confidential.

Customers can complete the survey online or they can complete the paper version and mail it in a postage-paid envelope to be provided.