Energy & Power
October 16, 2017 - The second project under SaskPower’s Flare Gas Power Generation Program is now online and contributing 750kW to Saskatchewan’s grid.
October 11, 2017 - Canada’s Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Catherine McKenna, and the United Kingdom’s Minister of State for Climate Change & Industry, Claire Perry, issued a joint statement saying their two countries “will champion a global alliance on the transition from unabated coal-fired electricity at next month’s United Nations climate change meetings in Bonn, Germany”.
September 29, 2017 - SaskPower is deferring development of the Tazi Twé hydroelectric project near Black Lake, Sask., due to a decline in the projected demand for power in northern Saskatchewan.
September 20, 2017 — Siemens is now offering its SGT-800 industrial gas turbine with a power output of 57 megawatts (MW) and an electrical efficiency of over 40% in simple cycle application.
August 30, 2017 - Nova Scotia Power is investing nearly $4 million to upgrade the Lequille hydroelectric system to ensure the facility’s “reliability, safety and efficiency”.
August 30, 2017 - North Bay Hydro has partnered with S&C Electric Canada Ltd. to deploy a microgrid at North Bay Community Energy Park.
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.
July 18, 2017 - Siemens AG and The AES Corp. are forming a new global energy storage technology and services company named Fluence, which will combine the capabilities of Siemens’ battery-based energy storage solutions group under the Energy Management division with AES’ subsidiary, AES Energy Storage.
May 7, 2017 - LG Chem Ltd.—a player in lithium-ion batteries for automotive, stationary and consumer applications—received the Brad Roberts Award for Outstanding Industry Achievement from the Energy Storage Association (ESA).
May 1, 2017 - Alectra Inc., with the support of the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO), has completed a feasibility study for mass adoption of the utility’s residential solar storage pilot, Power.House, in Ontario’s southern York region.
February 24, 2017 - EnSync Energy Systems, a developer of distributed energy resource (DER) systems and internet of energy (IOE) control platforms for the utility, commercial, industrial and multi-tenant building markets, has announced a partnership with ENMAX Energy Corporation at the District Energy Centre site in Calgary, Alta., to integrate solar and energy storage with a combined heat and power (CHP) system using EnSync’s patented Matrix technology.
January 11, 2017 - Mersen has new DC overcurrent protection solutions for electric vehicles and battery-related applications: the Xp and Xs series hybrid devices and an expanded line of DC fuses.
August 30, 2017 - ENMAX and the Town of Cardston have completed two Net Zero solar projects, installing 500+ solar modules on the rooftops of Cardston’s Charlie Cheeseman Memorial Ice Arena and Civic Centre.
July 13, 2017 - SaskPower reports the competitive process for the next 200MW MW of utility-scale wind capacity is has moved to the RFP (request for proposal) phase.
June 21, 2017 - A University of Huddersfield researcher is developing new technologies that could enable clusters of houses to share their solar energy rather than simply export surplus electricity to the grid. Also, new systems for fault detection will enable homeowners to monitor and maintain the efficiency of their panels.
June 20, 2017 - To supply additional generation and make up for “lower-than-anticipated energy production at the existing wind farm”, NB Power and TransAlta have agreed to add 17.25MW of wind-generating capacity at the existing Kent Hills site.
June 14, 2017 - Land scarcity has severely limited Singapore’s adoption of solar power, says ABB, adding floating solar panels (a.k.a. floatovoltaics) could be over 10% more efficient than solar panels placed on land, and may be a viable alternative for the city-state, which is surrounded by water.
June 6, 2017 - Site cleanup has commenced at the site of a collapsed wind turbine located in Grand Etang, Inverness County, on Cape Breton Island.
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).
August 30, 2017 - Global cable-producer Nexans has commenced with the construction of a new cable-laying vessel for submarine high-voltage cable systems installations.
August 15, 2017 - The Montreal Port Authority’s (MPA) shore power project has been completed, which means vessels docking at the Port of Montreal’s new cruise terminal can be powered by electricity rather than their diesel engines.
44th WorldSkills Competition - 2017
October 17-22, 2017
EPEC 2017: IEEE Canada Electrical Power & Energy Conference
October 22-25, 2017
Electrical Safety in Construction Workshop
October 25-26, 2017