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Edmundston Energy Expands

Verret, St. Basile, St. Jacques added to service area

7/17/2012

Story by Paul Bradley - Photo Submitted

Edmundston Energy is expanding its service area.

An agreement announced on Monday, July 16, will see 31-hundred N-B Power customers in Verret, St-Basile and St-Jacques transferred to services under the city's utility.

Charles Martin the Director of Energy Edmundston tells K93 News other than the name on their power bill and the speed of service new customers won't notice much of a change.

Martin says the city and the provice also made a 20-year pact on energy supply which will see all power generated at the Madawaska and Green River hydroelectric dams purchased by NB Power, and N-B Power will supply Edmundston Energy with all of its energy needs.

Martin adds the city has been trying to add the three communities to its service area since the 1998 amalgamation.