Emera has a strong record of supporting initiatives that make our communities stronger. More and more we are focused on partnerships that will make our communities smarter too. By collaborating with a range of public and private sector partners, we are helping to power a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship, supporting the leaders of tomorrow. We are also growing the economies of the places we work, as our innovation focus and projects bring new jobs, essential infrastructure, and economic development to our communities.




Recent Investments



Emera IdeaHUB

Emera is proud to be a founding partner of the Emera ideaHUB at Dalhousie University. In 2016 we announced our investment of $10 million over 10 years to support this state-of-the-art incubator space. The Emera ideaHUB will provide students and start-ups with mentorship and support to bring ideas for their technology-based products to the market.



Emera & NB Power Research Centre for Smart Grid Technologies

Smart grid technology has a critical role to play in how we generate, store and share electricity. In 2016, we announced a $6.2 million investment over six years to the Emera & NB Power Research Centre for Smart Grid Technologies at the University of New Brunswick. The contribution will support an Emera Chair in Smart Grid Technologies at UNB, as well as provide direct funding for smart grid research. This state-of-the-art facility is enabling R&D and industry partnership.



New Mexico Innovation funding

In 2016, Emera established a $5 million-dollar economic development fund in the state of New Mexico. The fund is intended to increase capital investment for innovation-based venture by funding training program and business model development. Just over $1 million of this fund was awarded in 2016 with $500,000 going to support Innovate ABQ (pictured above), an entrepreneurial district in Albuquerque. The space will be used for innovations and opportunities for expanded business growth through the state.