Avoid power issues with point-of-use protection
STV25K surge protector guards against damaging transients.
Fort Simpson moves toward dropping diesel for LNG
A project to move Fort Simpson from diesel power…
New nuclear plant could rise at site of former one in NJ
Nuclear reactor could be built at the site of the former Oyster Creek Nuclear Generating Station in the Forked River section of Lacey Township
Hitachi ABB establishes new R&D presence in Montreal
New Digital Power Grid Center leverages Quebec’s academic and technology leadership
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.
Carbon capture project would be largest in world: officials
Energy secretary calls it a game changer for fossil-fuel generation in the US and around the world.
COVID-related delays increase costs of Nalcor’s Muskrat Falls project
Energy company has to pay roughly $300 million in additional debt-financing costs.
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.
Uptake of drones in the power and utilities sector: report
Digital transformation, remote monitoring and optimizing operational costs to drive drone revenues to US$515 million by 2030.
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.
Ballard signs ESAs for fuel cell stacks to support German radio towers
Stacks will go to adKor GmbH and SFC Energy AG to be integrated into Jupiter backup power systems.
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.
Hydro Quebec needs more time following fierce autumn storm
Repair work was proving complicated in more remote areas not accessible by traditional equipment.
Total power failures: Avoid them with a ‘living’ liability plan
Create a living program that’s monitored regularly.
Keeping Canada’s power on will require 20,000 new workers by 2022
Demand for new workers is complicated by the fact many of the jobs require substantial training.
GE’s sprawling power, aviation, health care arms add risk
The sprawling company’s broad reach has left it vulnerable to market shifts in many industries.
GE slashes dividend, takes US$22B charge in 3Q [UPDATED]
The multinational will split its power business into two divisions, one focused on gas and the other on steam, nuclear and other power solutions.
General Fusion gets $43M for fusion energy demo plant
BC clean tech innovator powering fusion-based emission-free electricity.
Power utilities forced to adapt as climate change brings wilder weather
Significant weather events have consistently increased over the last five years, according to the CEA.
Deadline looming to find buyer for former Nova Scotia wind tower plant
Future steps include finding buyers for the equipment, or liquidating the plant’s assets.
Kinross to buy plants in Brazil to secure low-cost power for Paracatu mine
Will lower operating costs by eliminating about 70% of future power purchases.
Experts question Alberta power threats to BC as pipeline politics intensify
Amount of power is minor, and BC Hydro has the option to export power to the US: analyst.
CEAA starts assessments of Innergex’s proposed run of river projects in Alberta
Company proposes two 135-megawatt hydroelectric projects upstream from Fort McMurray, Alta.
Bruce Power fined $110K for worker injury at Lake Huron nuclear plant
Failed as an employer to acquaint the worker with the hazards related to trapped hydrogen.
Suncor starts process to add 700 megawatts of oil sands cogeneration
Units will replace boilers that currently use petroleum coke as fuel.
Canada’s push to eliminate coal power takes on US clean coal in Bonn
Coal power is responsible for more than 40% of global carbon dioxide emissions.
China merging state-owned coal producer and power utility
Beijing trying to shrink coal production glut but no indication whether the companies would reduce output.
NB nuclear plant reviewing bids for two new LAVs
Point Lepreau to replace its light-armoured vehicles after six years of patrolling the facility.
Canada’s electricity exports rise, revenues decline in 2016
Decline attributed to lower US wholesale prices in the destination markets.
Researchers discover a power grid wrecking software
Remotely sabotages circuit breakers, switches and protection relays.
One-year delay of Site C dam project would cost $630 million: BC Hydro
NDP-Green agreement would send the project to utilities commission for a review of its economic viability.
Wasted green power tests China’s energy leadership
Sprawling power grid unable to handle the influx of new electricity from wind and solar.