Access to the Transmission User’s Secure Login

In order to obtain access to secure areas of the New Brunswick Power System Operator’s (NBPSO) site, both the Transmission User company and its employees must make an application for access. This process will provide us with necessary contact information and parameters used to identify users, determine access rights, and allow the auditing of transactions.

The application for access by a company is done once. One employee of the company, designated as the Security Officer, will have the ability to modify some of the company's information on an ongoing basis (e.g. contact phone numbers).

Application for access by a user (identified with a digital certificate) is done for all employees, or designated agents, who wish to access the secure area. A company application for access must be successfully completed first.

In addition to the above process, Transmission Users must identify their specific role (e.g. Transmission Customer only, connected facility, etc.) by way of various agreements and information provided to the Transmission Provider before certain portions of the secure site can be accessed.

About accessing the Nova Scotia Power OASIS

Nova Scotia Power (NSPI) has contracted New Brunswick Power to manage its OASIS.

To become a user of the NSPI OASIS you must apply for access using the same method as identified above (application for access). Users must identify the level of access they require for OASIS. If other than View-Only is selected, all agreements as required under the Nova Scotia Power Open Access Transmission Tariff must be completed.

If a company already has access to the NBPSO’s secure site there is no need for the company to re-apply for access to the NSPI OASIS. Likewise, if an employee or agent has access to the NBPSO’s OASIS, there is no need to re-apply for access to the NSPI OASIS.

Other various agreements as required under New Brunswick’s Electricity Business Rules and Open-Access Transmission Tariff are not required if business will only be conducted on the Nova Scotia power system.