Energy Innovation

Kelson & Kelson Ltd began business in Saint John in 1964 under Rupert Kelson Jr. The company’s roots are modest; it began with house painting and crack filling. “My father started with about $500 in his pocket,” notes Terry Kelson, Rupert’s son and company president since 1991. “He started painting and crack filling houses and […]

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In 2016, Siemens Canada, NB Power, and the University of New Brunswick (UNB) — with support from Opportunities NB (ONB) and ACOA — combined their efforts to create the Smart Grid Innovation Network (SGIN), solidifying New Brunswick as a hub of smart grid-related innovation. Sonya Hull is a Consultant with Siemens Digital Grid, Energy Business Advisory […]

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This post originally appeared in August 2016. It is being republished today due to Stash Energy CEO Jordan Kennie’s Startup Canada Young Entrepreneur Award win last Thursday. Electricity usage fluctuates throughout the day, with significant spikes in both the morning and early evening. These fluctuations cause huge issues for utilities as they are forced to […]

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In 2013, global leader Siemens established a smart grid development centre in New Brunswick as part of a partnership with NB Power. Based on this foundation, Opportunities NB is working to make New Brunswick a hub for smart grid development by attracting startups and national and international firms to conduct their testing and development in this […]

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SimpTek Technologies is a Fredericton-based startup helping power utilities and their customers understand energy usage through data collection. The company was recently named one of Canada’s Companies-to-Watch at the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 awards. They were the only company in the Maritime Provinces to receive this recognition. We spoke with Keelen Gagnon, Chief Operating Officer, […]

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Caleb Grove grew up in Africa, living in Cameroon for nearly a decade. During his time there he conceived a renewable energy solution that would become the basis of his startup, Mbissa Energy Systems. His goal is to bring electricity to regions of rural Africa that have never seen power before. Returning to Canada he was able […]

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Edmonton’s Rally Engineering is a multi-discipline engineering company launched in 2006 to service the Alberta energy industry. Due to its early success, the company has since diversified its workforce beyond Alberta. In 2012 it created an office in Fredericton, New Brunswick, home to one of the largest concentrations of engineers per capita in Canada. VP of Business […]

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NB Power is the provincial power utility for the province of New Brunswick. In existence for almost 100 years, it is mandated through provincial legislation to provide a reliable supply of electricity to its residential, commercial, and industrial customers at low and stable rates. By 2020, the utility is expected to have 40 per cent […]

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BASE Engineering is a market leader in radio remote control technology having now deployed more than 75,000 systems worldwide. With clients located in nearly every corner of the globe, BASE chose the most strategic location they could to build its world-class facilities; Saint John, New Brunswick. In addition to being a market leader, the company was […]

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Miramichi, New Brunswick’s Sunny Corner Enterprises Inc. (SCE) has been offering their industrial construction and manufacturing expertise to a variety of clients across the mining, pulp and paper, nuclear, and oil and gas industries for over 50 years now. Beginning in the mid-1960s as a heating and plumbing company, Sunny Corner has now grown into a […]

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Faced with aging infrastructure, electrical utilities are increasingly looking into smart grid technology to enhance and control their grids, and to get a better handle on load management. Smart grid projects, however, only work efficiently with participation from end customers. Utilities are also spending money on traditional campaigns that often show no significant amount of […]

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Belledune’s Contendo Training Solutions offers online competency, custom and safety training programs specially tailored to serve clients in the oil and gas sector, and other traditional industries. The company’s main programs are site-specific, and unique to each customer’s facility and its specifications. Contendo’s offerings help improve both the efficiency and safety of oil and gas […]

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