Energy & Power

December 8, 2017 — ABB has launched TruONE, a new automatic transfer switch (ATS) with connectivity and monitoring functions for critical power applications.
December 1, 2017 - Tomorrow, December 2, marks the 75th anniversary of the world’s first self-sustaining, controlled nuclear chain reaction, which paved the way for a variety of advancements in nuclear science.
November 30, 2017 - Toyota Motor North America Inc. reports it will build the world’s first megawatt-scale carbonate fuel cell power generation plant with a hydrogen fueling station to support its operations at the Port of Long Beach, Calif.
November 3, 2017 — Generac’s new XC Professional Series 6500W and 8000W portable generators feature a heavy-duty, fully wrapped, 12-gauge steel tube X Frame that protects the engine, alternator and fuel tank from damage.
November 3, 2017 — Caterpillar Inc. has five new 50-Hz standby power nodes for the Cat 3516C diesel generator set. Three of these products are low-NOx, 50-Hz power nodes with ratings of 2,250 kVA, 2,500 kVA and 2,750 kVA that have been designed for use in regulated emissions environments and applications. The other two products are 50-Hz nodes with ratings of 3,000 kVA and 3,125 kVA with certification to U.S. EPA Tier 2 emissions regulations.
November 1, 2017 - The British Columbia Utilities Commission has completed its inquiry examining the impact on BC Hydro ratepayers associated with continuing, suspending or terminating the Site C project, and it is “not persuaded Site C will remain on schedule for a November 2024 in-service date” and believes “completion costs may be in excess of $10 billion.”
December 13, 2017 — Mitsubishi Electric’s 750kVA Summit Series UPS product was recently certified by Energy Star to meet 99% efficiency in the double conversion operating mode.
November 28, 2017 - Convergent Energy+Power says it has finished work on an 8.5-MWh energy storage project at Husky Injection Moulding System Ltd. (Bolton, Ont.), and will be operational as soon as Hydro One finishes its interconnection work.
November 28, 2017 — Ontario’s Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) has announced that two new energy storage facilities have been selected to help support the reliability and efficiency of the province’s electricity grid.
November 8, 2017 — Eaton has expanded its 93PM UPS family with the 208/220V model. The new model is now available in “one of the most common voltages for a three-phase UPS,” the company says.
October 20, 2017 — ElectrIQ Power’s IQ system, an all-in-one home energy management and storage solution, is now UL and CSA certified.
July 19, 2017 - A pole-mounted energy storage system that was put into service in August 2016 in a North York (Toronto) neighbourhood is “showing positive results” in the early stages of a pilot program, reports Toronto Hydro.
December 14, 2017 — The government of New Brunswick has installed solar panels on the roof of Fredericton High School. The 100 kW pilot project is the largest solar installation in the province, the government says.
December 12, 2017 - Wind energy developers beware! A recently published study by University of Colorado Boulder researchers finds wind resources may decrease in many regions of the Northern Hemisphere in the next century, and could sharply increase in some regions down south.
December 8, 2017 — Silfab Solar and Morgan Solar Inc. have partnered to develop and produce a low-cost PV module designed for large commercial and utility-scale projects.  
December 1, 2017 — Emerson has launched automation technology for utilities and independent power producers who rely on renewable energy sources and serve the microgrid market.
November 30, 2017 — Schneider Electric Solar has extended its Conext SmartGen inverter power ratings for “greater flexibility and optimization” of small and large utility power plants.
November 13, 2017 — More solar panels will be installed across southwestern Novia Scotia through the Solar Electricity for Community Buildings Pilot Program.
December 11, 2017 — ABB will provide key components for power distribution for the Eglinton Crosstown project, a new light rail transit line (LRT) in Toronto, to ensure the reliable operation with almost zero emissions.  
October 19, 2017 - Nova Scotia Power has received approval from the Nova Scotia Utility & Review Board for a $133-million project to install smart meters among all residents and businesses, to be rolled out in 2019.
October 6, 2017 — SaskPower has launched a pilot to test commercial and industrial smart meters as a part of its larger grid modernization program.
October 5, 2017 — The ReliaGear SafeT panelboard features a “finger-safe” IP20 SafeT bus stack with plug-in branch devices that “improves safe operation in low-voltage electrical power distribution applications,” ABB says.
October 3, 2017 — Alberta PowerLine, a partnership between Canadian Utilities Ltd. (an ATCO Ltd. company) and Quanta Services Inc., has raised about $1.4 billion of bonds to finance the Fort McMurray West 500-kV Transmission Project.
August 30, 2017 - ABB has been awarded a contract by the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority to provide a technology solution that will enable shore power to be supplied to the Global Container Terminal in Delta, B.C. (Deltaport).

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