COVID-related delays increase costs of Nalcor’s Muskrat Falls project
Energy company has to pay roughly $300 million in additional debt-financing costs.
Muskrat Falls hydroelectric projects links first power unit to Labrador grid
Testing on the first generating unit will continue over the next few weeks.
Ontario will waste more clean electricity due to COVID-19: engineers
38.5 TWh of clean electricity wasted over the last six years shows some policy changes are required.
GM invests $28M in cogeneration at St. Catharines engine plant
Project cuts greenhouse gas emissions and cuts the propulsion plant’s electricity costs.
General Fusion adds large global investors for fusion demo plant
The technology generates carbon-free electricity by using heat from nuclear fusion reactions.
Innergex acquires six operating wind farms in the US
The $77.3 million deal with Terna Energy involves a total installed capacity of 138 megawatts.
Is the low-carbon future upon us now?
Without major technological breakthroughs, the costs of moving quickly to a far less carbon-intensive economy are painfully high.
Mexico cites virus in slapping down renewable energy
Will affect 28 solar and wind projects ready to go online, 16 more under construction and $6.4 billion in investments, much of it from foreign firms.
NS can’t order electric utility to lower power rates: minister
Privately owned utility is regulated through the Nova Scotia Utility Review Board.
Electrifying Quebec’s economy will require natural gas: MEI
Research paper contends there’s not enough hydro capacity with power being used for heating.
BC Hydro makes plans as power demand plummets due to pandemic
Demand estimated to be down nearly 10%, more than double the decline following the 2008 recession.
OPG’s Atura Power finalizes purchase of TC Energy natural gas assets
Includes combined cycle power generating plants in Napanee, Halton Hills and Toronto.
Ontario Energy Association calls for end to most hydro subsidies
Paper says most of the nearly $6 billion spent annually to cut electricity costs goes to customers who don’t need help.
Key power system staff may need to stay at work sites: IESO
If necessary, bed, food and other on-site arrangements have been made to allow the operators to stay at their workplaces.
Electricity rates not being cut despite surge in use from shut-ins
Utilities indicate they can’t unilaterally reduce rates set by provincial energy boards.