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NB Power greenlights 25-MW Neweg Energy Project

March 19, 2024 | By Anthony Capkun

March 19, 2024 – NB Power announced the Neweg Energy Project has been selected as the inaugural initiative under the Renewables Expressions of Interest (REoI) it issued in 2023.

The project is being developed by Natural Forces (a privately owned power producer) and Mi’gmaq United Investment Network (MUIN)—an economic development company representing several Mi’gmaq communities.*

“Historically, the Mi’gmaq have not been involved in any major resource energy projects within our territory in this province. This project is a welcome change and signals a new path forward,” said Chief Rebecca Knockwood.

Neweg is the second phase of—and located adjacent to—the operational Wocawson Energy Project in Kings County, N.B., roughly 20 kilometers southeast of the Town of Sussex.


It will consist of six wind turbines with a collective installed capacity of about 25 MW—enough to power about 8000 homes, says Natural Forces—and will “increase own-source revenue to the Mi’gmaq First Nations through project ownership”.

“The Neweg Energy Project brings First Nations, government, utilities, and private enterprise together, which is the key to unlocking the road to decarbonization,” said Robert Apold, principal, Natural Forces.

The Neweg Energy Project is expected to be operational by December 2025.

“The partnership with the Mi’gmaq communities in the Neweg Energy Project is not only a step toward sustainable energy, but also a demonstration of the importance of First Nations’ participation in shaping our collective future,” said Lori Clark, president & CEO, NB Power.

* MUIN was created by the Mi’gmag First Nations in New Brunswick as a profit-sharing entity to explore economic opportunities, investments, and partnerships that produce results for its communities. Its members include: Amlamgog (Fort Folly), Natoaganeg (Eel Ground), Oinpegitjoig (Pabineau), Esgenoôpetitj (Burnt Church), Tjipõgtõtjg (Buctouche), L’nui Menikuk (Indian Island), Ugpi’ganjig (Eel River Bar), Metepenagiag Mi’kmaq.

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