Canadian Utilities partners to modernize Puerto Rico electricity system
Luma Energy to receive a US$60-million fee in the transition year, and increases to $105 million in years four through 16.
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.
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.
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.
Energy audits: Are they worth the effort?
Significant cost savings result from implementing recommendations.
Hydro One, Avista say Washington State regulator erred; request rehearing
Washington state regulators had said they would not allow Ontario’s largest utility to buy Avista for fear the provincial government might meddle in its operations.
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.
EPA to rewrite limits for coal power plant wastewater
Would allow utilities to flush wastewater containing traces of highly toxic heavy metals into lakes and rivers.
US industrial production up 0.5% in March
Manufacturing output fell 0.4%, led by a 3% drop in the production of motor vehicles and parts.
Alberta climate plan will mean higher utility rates
Study says ending coal and boost of renewable energy will cut emissions 45%.
Big US utilities entering small-scale solar market
Installation of rooftop panels on residential roofs grows 50% in 2014.
Southern buying AGL Resources for $7.93B
Combined business will include 11 regulated electric and natural gas distribution companies.
TransAlta timed outages to drive up prices: AUC
Alberta Utilities Commission says shutdowns of power plants could have been deferred to off-peak times.
Ontario’s 75 utilities hinder rise of electric cars, experts say
They’re holding back needed grid upgrades to support an influx of electric vehicles.
Only 41% of companies approach divestments strategically: EY
Global report shows divestments take on greater strategic importance across sectors.
Canadian M&A: will a quiet 2013 lead to a more active 2014?
Strength in other sectors can’t fill gap left by a slow year in natural resources.
Doctors citing health problems demand Alberta phase out coal plants
TransAlta Utilities says 2006 university study found no health difference in people living near plants.
Canadians’ average salary increase for 2014 is 2.6%
Hay survey of top employers shows oil and gas, chemicals will pay the most.
US factory output up in June, boosts industrial production 0.3 pct.
US manufacturers have struggled this year, with output up only 1.8% in the last 12 months.
CVTech awarded industrial contracts worth $77.4 million
Contracts come just days after shareholder dispute pushed company’s stock price to a two-year high, causing a trade halt.
Outdated utility regulation is costing consumers more: report
Government pipeline regulation is boosting costs beyond what’s fair for both utilities and customers.
Alberta changes electricity buying rules to relieve rate shock
Alberta utilities can now buy electricity four months ahead, instead of six weeks.
Electrovaya launches home energy storage system
Takes power from solar panels or grid, will save money during peak use.
Metals and minerals scarcity
A PwC report says shrinking supplies of critical metals and minerals could seriously affect seven key industrial sectors over the next five years.