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COVID-19 Information: New Brunswickers can continue to benefit from our residential and business energy efficiency programs. The Community Outreach Program remains on hold to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Our employees and contractors follow pandemic operational plans aligned with Public Health to keep everyone safe.

Prior to an employee or contractor going inside your home or business, health screening will take place. Results of screening will determine if the appointment will proceed and the type of protective equipment to be used. We appreciate our customers’ patience and flexibility as we navigate the impacts of COVID-19 together.

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On the Job

 

Before starting your next job

Call NB Power 1 800 663-6272 to:

  • Mark underground lines
  • De-energize and insulate overhead lines
  • Raise overhead lines
  • Provide warning signs for hazardous areas

Look for overhead wires before moving equipment or tools.

Workers should keep clear of all large equipment working around power lines. 

Minimum safe distances

  • Up to 750 volts - 0.9 metres (3 feet)
  • 750 to 100 kilovolts - 3.6 metres (12 feet)
  • 101 to 250 kv - 5.2 metres (17 feet)
  • 251 to 345 kv - 6.1 metres (20 feet)

Underground power lines

Some power lines are buried as little as one foot underground. Don't take a chance. Be sure you know where power lines are located before digging. NB Power provides a line locate service free of charge to all New Brunswickers.

before starting your next job