Standards Of Conduct

By virtue of Sections 3(1) and 71 of the new Electricity Act, S.N.B. 2013, c. 7, on October 1, 2013 New Brunswick Power Corporation (“NB Power”) assumed responsibility for the operations of the integrated electricity system, and by virtue of Section 114 became responsible for the administration of the New Brunswick Open Access Transmission Tariff (the “OATT” or the “Tariff”).

Sections 85 and 111 of the Act require that the OATT provide for open and non-discriminatory access to transmission and ancillary services, and that each transmitter provide such open and non-discriminatory service to transmission customers.

Section 111(3) of the Act requires NB Power to adopt a Standard of Conduct compliance program, and to apply to the Energy and Utilities Board for approval of same. The intent of NB Power is to implement Standards of Conduct (“SOC”) governing itself and its affiliate (New Brunswick Energy Marketing Corporation, referred to as “Energy Marketing”) which substantially conform to those required by the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC”). The ultimate purpose of the SOC is to satisfy FERC requirements in order to preserve access to FERC jurisdictional transmission systems, and to preserve the Market Based Rate Authorization (“MBRA”) issued by FERC and held by Energy Marketing.

These written procedures implement the SOC and apply to interactions and communications between transmission function employees, marketing function employees, or any other employees likely to become privy to transmission function information in performing their roles and responsibilities. Accordingly, this document will be distributed to these employees and any new employees that fall within these categories and posted on the Internet website.

This SOC replaces the Standard of Conduct which, prior to October 1, 2013, appeared as Schedule “L” to the OATT, and refocuses the rules on the areas in which there is the greatest potential for abuse and eliminate barriers to the free flow of information that does not have material potential for abuse.

The following information is posted per the requirements of the Standards of Conduct (SOC) of the New Brunswick Power Corporation and the New Brunswick Energy Marketing Corporation.


Chief Compliance Officer
May 5, 2020
Darren Murphy
Chief Financial Officer & Senior Vice President Corporate Services
New Brunswick Power Corporation
9th floor, P.O. Box 2000,
515 King Street, Fredericton, NB,
Canada E3B 4X1
Affiliate Information
October 1, 2013
New Brunswick Energy Marketing Corporation
2nd floor
515 King Street, Fredericton, NB,
Canada E3B 4X1
Shared Facilities
October 1, 2013
The New Brunswick Power Corporation and the New Brunswick Energy Marketing Corporation share the office complex at 515 King Street, Fredericton, NB, Canada, E3B 4X1
Transmission Function Employee
January 9, 2020
Transmission Function Employees (TFE) List
Transfers
October 1, 2013
Transfers between TFE and Market Function Employee (MFE) roles.
The list is currently null as no transfers have occurred within the last ninety days.
Written Procedures
May 5, 2020
Written Procedures for Implementing the Standards of Conduct
Voluntary Consent
March 19, 2021
Each of the following transmission customers has voluntarily consented, in writing, to allow New Brunswick Power Corporation to disclose the customer's non-public information to market function employees of New Brunswick Power Corporation and or its affiliate. New Brunswick Power Corporation did not provide any operational or rate-related preference in exchange for any such voluntary consent.

Information Disclosure
July 24, 2020
Pursuant to section 6.a)(1) of the NB Power Corporation Standards of Conduct, NB Power hereby posts notice that certain non-public transmission information was inadvertently disclosed to a market function employee of NB Energy Marketing Corporation on the 24th of July, 2020. The information disclosed could not have been used by NB Energy Marketing Corporation to obtain a competitive advantage over any other NB Power transmission customer. The disclosed information was provided via a safety bulletin that included details about damage to a 345KV switch, which resulted in a loss of power to the 3011 line. NB Power will review the incident and take corrective measures to prevent any similar reoccurrences.

Pursuant to section 6.a)(1) of the NB Power Corporation Standards of Conduct, NB Power hereby posts notice that certain non-public transmission information was inadvertently disclosed to a market function employee of NB Energy Marketing Corporation on the 17th and 20th of December, 2017. The information disclosed could not have been used by NB Energy Marketing Corporation to obtain a competitive advantage over any other NB Power transmission customer. The disclosed information included details on the configuration of the transmission lines between the Keswick terminal and the Mactaquac generation facility during a black start test at Mactaquac that lasted approximately 3 hours. NB Power will review the incident and take corrective measures to prevent any similar reoccurrences.

Pursuant to section 6.a)(1) of the NB Power Corporation Standards of Conduct, NB Power hereby posts notice that certain non-public transmission information was inadvertently disclosed to a market function employee of NB Energy Marketing Corporation on February 04, 2016. The information disclosed could not have been used by NB Energy Marketing Corporation to obtain a competitive advantage over any other NB Power transmission customer. The disclosed information was a May 5 proposed planned outage of transmission line 1278 for pole replacement. The outage has yet to be approved. NB Power will review the incident and take corrective measures to prevent any similar reoccurrences.

Pursuant to section 6.a)(2) of the NB Power Corporation Standards of Conduct, NB Power hereby posts notice that certain non-public transmission customer information was inadvertently disclosed to a market function employee of NB Energy Marketing Corporation on July 18, 2014. The information disclosed could not have been used by NB Energy Marketing Corporation to obtain a competitive advantage over any other NB Power transmission customer. NB Power will review the incident and take corrective measures to prevent any similar reoccurrences.
Potential Mergers
October 1, 2013
Potential Merger Postings
The posting file is currently empty as there are no potential merger partners as affiliates that may employ or retain MFEs.
Tariff Waivers
October 1, 2013
Posting of Waivers
The list is currently null as no waivers have been granted.


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