Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Ottawa Spending $35.6 Million on East Coast Power Grid Technology

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Ottawa Spending $35.6 Million on East Coast Power Grid Technology

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Ottawa funds East Coast power grid upgrade

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AMHERST, N.S. - A new $92.7-million project aims to improve the sustainability and efficiency of grid technology on the East Coast.

The project -- dubbed Smart Grid Atlantic -- is a partnership between Siemens Canada Ltd., New Brunswick Power and Nova Scotia Power.

Ottawa is contributing $35.66 million towards the pilot project.

Announcements were made Thursday in Fredericton and Amherst, N.S., by Fredericton MP Matt DeCourcey and federal Rural Economic Development Minister Bernadette Jordan.

Siemens says the partners will research and test in real-time how the grid can optimize the integration of renewables, ensure stability and manage decentralized distribution.

NB Power president and CEO Gaetan Thomas says the goal is to gradually reducing carbon emissions through innovative technologies. …

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