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Locweld awarded $50M contract for steel transmission towers
Destined for Hydro-Québec’s new 735 kV Micoua-Saguenay line.
Work underway on OPG’s Calabogie clean power project
Constructed in 1917, the five-megawatt Calabogie Generating Station was extensively damaged by a tornado in 2018
Electrifying Quebec’s economy will require natural gas: MEI
Research paper contends there’s not enough hydro capacity with power being used for heating.
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.
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
Unprecedented snowstorm leads to state of emergency in Manitoba
Utility is already sourcing transmission towers from its suppliers in Ontario.
Tahltan First Nation buys into $2.5B hydro project in BC
Will purchase a 5% stake in the Northwest British Columbia Hydro Electric Facilities.
Halt Muskrat Falls flooding, address methylmercury issue: Inuit leader
The toxicant formed as vegetation rots under water turns up in wild food sources used by local Indigenous communities.
UNESCO gives Canada new deadline to preserve Wood Buffalo National Park
Canada’s largest national park under threat from hydro development and oilsands projects.
N.L. premier testifies at inquiry into controversial Muskrat Falls dam
Dwight Ball has panned the project as historic mistake.
Legault to electrify Quebec’s economy, reduce oil consumption
Will require massive investments, which could come from the government’s Green Fund and increased infrastructure spending.
Federal funds to kick start planning work on road to central Arctic tundra
The road could unlock the mineral wealth of Canada’s North.
UN committee warns Canada that BC’s Site C dam may break deals
Agreement commits Canada to prevent development on Indigenous land without adequate consultation.
I didn’t question Muskrat Falls cost estimates, former premier tells inquiry
Kathy Dunderdale asserted “risk mitigation was a theme that moved through the whole discussion of the development of Muskrat Falls.”
B.C. climate change plan aims to build economy around renewable energy
The plan will require all new buildings to be net-zero energy ready by 2032.
We can be ‘really proud’ of Muskrat Falls megaproject, former NL premier
Danny Williams championed Muskrat Falls as a form of energy independence from Quebec, before retiring from politics shortly after announcing the plan in 2010.
Inquiry hears of Quebec-NL tensions over Churchill River energy
Expert says tense relationship between Newfoundland and Labrador and Quebec stems from the notoriously lopsided 1969 Churchill Falls deal.
Doug Ford’s energy shake up could cost Ontario
Moves send a clear signal Ontario may not be a stable location for major energy investments.
Innergex acquires remaining interests in three BC hydro facilities
Picks up long-term electricity purchase agreements in place with BC Hydro for remaining periods of 32 to 39 years.
Ontario government understates deficit by billions: AG
Has not accurately reflected the true cost of its borrowing plan to cut hydro rates by 25%.
OEB pulls plug on Hydro One Orillia Power Distribution deal
Not satisfied no harm assessment test requirement had been met.
Supreme Court to hear bid to reopen lopsided Churchill Falls hydro deal
Province to argue the hydro station in Labrador should be renegotiated to reflect vastly different circumstances.
Privatizing Ontario electricity companies would help lower rates: report
Toronto Region Board of Trade says it would lead to more innovation, more efficient operation.
$1.6B Canada New England hydropower project wins key permit
The latest sign of progress for a 192-mile cross-border project debated for years.
BC’s Site C dam could exceed budget, cost more than $10B: report
Utilities Commission says alternative energy, industrial curtailment could provide similar benefits with an equal or lower cost.
BC premier says Site C could end up in Supreme Court over Indigenous rights
Court challenge would not be fought on environmental grounds, but on land, hunting and fishing rights enshrined in the Constitution.
Ontario electricity costs cut 74,000 manufacturing jobs since 2008
Fraser Institute study says 1.8 jobs lost to every one gained from green energy.
Ottawa still wants inter-provincial hydro ties as prices for other renewables drop
Federal government is keen in helping to build more transmission capacity with hydro.
NL’s Muskrat Falls project delays are impacting NS power bills
Maritime Link to be complete by the end of this year, but power isn’t expected to flow until 2020 at the earliest.
Ontarians pay a high price for ‘globally adjusted’ electricity
Years of government mismanagement of the power sector must be corrected
Hydro negotiations with Quebec still underway, Ontario minister says
Province wants to build on an agreement signed last year to import up to two terawatt hours of electricity a year from Quebec.