TransCanada name change ‘de-emphasizes’ Canada for leery investors: analyst
TransCanada says its new name, TC Energy, reflects its diverse business interests in pipelines, power generation and energy storage operations.
Toronto grid-scale energy storage system showing strong results
The pole-mounted unit stores the equivalent energy of approximately 2,100 smartphone batteries.
Waterloo, Ont. launches poop-to-power pilot project
Anaerobic digestion process will create biogas, which can be burned for heat and energy; leftovers are used for fertilizer.
Saskatchewan bringing back smart metres after fires in 2014
Program will start next year with commercial and industrial smart meters.
Alberta strikes deal to end coal-fired electricity by 2030
Province will pay three power producers $97 million a year until 2030 to compensate them for moving to cleaner energy.
Duke Energy to turn pig poop into electricity
Transmission facility in eastern Carolina will power up to 10,000 homes.
BC Hydro sets contract for Site C dam at $1.75B
Contract will be completed over eight years and is expected to employ up to 1,500 people.
GE completes $10.6B acquisition of Alstom’s power division
Power and water division officials say the purchase will take advantage of complementary strengths in technology and global capability.
Muskrat Falls hydroelectric project over budget and delayed
Crown corporation attributes the increased cost of construction to market pressures and changes.
Hydro-Quebec, New England firm partner on proposed US power line
$1.4 billion Northern Pass Transmission Project would pump 1,000 megawatts into the New England grid.
Natural gas passes coal as largest US electricity source
Drilling boom that started in 2008 has boosted US natural gas production by 30%.
Ontario businesses call on province to curb rising electricity prices
Ont. Chamber of Commerce says rising costs could force one in 20 companies out of business.
Compressed air energy storage tech could save Ont. $8B
Technology would also reduce carbon emissions by 87 million tonnes over 20-year period, study suggests.
China’s coal production falls by 6%
Imports also plummet 38% in first quarter of 2015.
Ontario’s power struggle
Successive Ontario governments mishandled the energy file and Wynne’s administration appears to be continuing the bungling.