North Branch, a new Smart Grid Project in Canada
NB Power, Solaire Homes, and Siemens Canada has launched a new project that will see up to 100 highly energy-efficient and “zero energy-ready” homes built. A new neighbourhood, located in Northeast Moncton “North Branch”, will become New Brunswick’s first solar-powered neighbourhood.
The goal of North Branch is to create a self-sufficient neighbourhood. Each home will be built to the highest energy efficiency standards and consume energy being generated by their own solar panels and stored in their own home battery. Each of the homes will function as its own unique nanogrid to optimize the home’s energy use – while also being connected to the neighbourhood microgrid. Each homeowner will be their own micro-electric utility trading with their neighbour.