Termoyopal Power Plant uses GE’s tech
General Electric (GE) announced that the 150 megawatts (MW) expansion…
Let there be light, by deploying LEDs with wireless controls
EcoGrid makes LED energy efficiency projects pay off with Bluetooth technology.
Boralex signs $283M deal for control of seven US solar power plants
Operations were commissioned between 2014 and 2017 with long-term power purchase agreements.
Boralex consolidates ownership in three wind farms with CDPQ stake
They have long-term power purchase agreements with Hydro-Quebec Distribution, expiring between 2032 and 2033.
Small nuclear reactor plan laying out key actions coming in a few weeks
Proponents consider them ideal as part of the regular electricity grid and remote locations, but critics point to radioactive waste.
Hundreds of coal mining jobs to end as Transalta switches to natural gas
Will result in hundreds of mine job losses as employment drops to 40 to 50 people involved in reclamation work.
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.
TransAlta acquires a 29 MW cogeneration plant in Michigan
Plant is contracted under a long-term power purchase and steam sale agreements for six years.
NL, Ottawa agree to shield ratepayers from Muskrat Falls cost overruns [UPDATED]
The two governments will also work towards electrifying federal buildings to reduce an anticipated power surplus in the province
Ontario to spend $1.6B more to stabilize hydro rates: Phillips
The provincial government said last March it would continue to subsidize hydro rates and hold any increases to the rate of inflation
German officials agree plan to exit coal-fired power by 2038
Reviews will be carried out in 2026 and 2029 to determine whether an exit can happen three years before the final deadline.
Nuclear alert investigation won’t be long and drawn out: Jones
Initial observations suggest human error was responsible for the alert.
Erroneous nuclear alert issued during training exercise: Ont. government
Investigation will examine the sequence of events that led to the alert being sent out and contingency measures that should be in place.
Ontario can phase out nuclear and avoid increased carbon emissions
As wind and solar energy become cheaper, they’ll become a more important way to generate clean electricity.
Quebec renames hydroelectric installations after Bernard Landry
Former Quebec premier was responsible for a model economic development agreement with Indigenous people.
Hydro Quebec needs more time following fierce autumn storm
Repair work was proving complicated in more remote areas not accessible by traditional equipment.
Charges over wind farms against Ontario environment minister withdrawn
Woman alleged work on several wind projects that began in 2017 contaminated her home’s well water.
Energy demands will change with 13.2M electric vehicles by 2030
EY report says rapid adoption could also cause an 11% spike in Canadian electricity demand.