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Smart Grid 101

2023-11-28T17:47:13+00:00November 28th, 2023|Beginner, Educational Resources, Energy Efficiency, Energy Stories, Featured, Intermediate, News, Transportation|

Smart Grid 101 builds off of lessons learned in Electricity 101 and Electrical Grid 101. Together, these pages can help you better understand how we use electricity as energy today, and how we can do so more efficiently in the future. Over a century ago, the electrical grid in Atlantic Canada was established to

Member Spotlight: Natural Forces

2023-10-24T17:06:18+00:00October 24th, 2023|Energy Stories, Featured, News|

Atlantica recently interviewed Amy Pellerin, Director of Canadian Developments for Natural Forces, to learn more about the business’ operations in the Maritimes and elsewhere in the world. Q. Please tell us about Natural Forces. What do you do in the energy sector? A. Natural Forces is a privately owned power producer that collaborates with local

A Focus on New Brunswick’s Energy Plan

2023-11-28T20:16:47+00:00October 24th, 2023|Energy Stories, News|

On October 11, 2023, the Community of Creative Citizens (CCC) organized the Public Summit: A Focus on New Brunswick’s Energy Plan. The event was moderated by Atlantica’s President, Michelle Robichaud, and featured a diverse collection of expert speakers covering topics for attendees explore the opportunities and challenges with developing a sustainable and innovative energy

From Norway to New Brunswick: Why OSO chose Saint John

2023-10-05T14:42:08+00:00October 5th, 2023|Commentaries|

Above (from left): OSO Hotwater Group CEO Roy A. Magnussen, Saint John Energy President and CEO Ryan Mitchell and Sigurd Braathen, owner of OSO Hotwater Group. A culture of innovation by Saint John Energy, Port Saint John expansion spur firm to establish Canadian operations in city Guest Commentary by Roy A. Magnussen, CEO of

Submission to NB Standing Committee on Climate Change and Environmental Stewardship

2023-09-29T14:06:44+00:00September 29th, 2023|Energy Stories, News, Publications, Reports|

On September 27, 2023, Atlantica's President, Michelle Robichaud, presented recommendations on developing a clean energy strategy to New Brunswick's Standing Committee on Climate Change and Environmental Stewardship. Read the full submission: HERE. The Atlantica Centre for Energy’s recommendations for New Brunswick in developing a clean energy strategy includes: A clean

Industry Spotlight: AKA Energy Systems

2023-11-27T14:44:36+00:00September 26th, 2023|Energy Stories, News|

Atlantica recently interviewed Jason Aspin, CEO of AKA Energy Systems, to learn more about the business’ operations in Prince Edward Island and across the world.  Q. Please tell us about AKA Energy Systems. What do you do in the energy sector? A. AKA Energy Systems is a globally recognized systems

Electricity 101

2023-11-27T14:45:09+00:00September 26th, 2023|Beginner, Educational Resources, Energy Stories, News|

What is electricity?  To understand the electricity we use every day, you must first understand a few common concepts to help explain it.  Electricity is the flow of electrons through a conductor (wire), like water through a garden hose. This flow is called an electric current.   Current is measured in

One-size-fits-all policies not always best in Maritimes

2023-11-27T14:46:41+00:00September 26th, 2023|Commentaries|

Guest commentary by Donald J. Savoie, Canada Research Chair in Public Administration and Governance, Université de Moncton. This commentary first appeared in the Telegraph Journal on Saturday, September 16, 2023. It has been shared with the author’s permission.    Several years ago, the federal government introduced the Atlantic Immigration Program. Ottawa recognized that “national

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