Energy & Power

April 25, 2017 - NB Power says it has begun environmental and geotechnical studies and site testing to explore the potential for generating more energy with a new 100MW generating station in Grand Falls beside the existing station.
April 4, 2017 - BC Hydro’s Site C project reached a milestone this week as the turbines and generators contractor mobilized to the construction site.
March 30, 2017 - Caterpillar Inc. has announced a new standby power node for the Cat 3512C diesel generator set, rated at 1750 kW for 60 Hz standby applications.
March 17, 2017 - NB Power is looking for comment from New Brunswickers about affordability and customer options as it maps out its energy supply plan for the next 25 years.
March 7, 2017 - Newfoundland & Labrador RCMP have charged 28 people following an investigation into activities at the Muskrat Falls hydroelectric site in late October 2016.
March 6, 2017 - ENMAX and Capital Power announced the 860MW Shepard Energy Centre in southeast Calgary has been chosen as the test site for the natural gas track of a global competition to develop technologies that convert carbon dioxide (CO2) into “valuable” products.
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.
January 4, 2017 - EnerSys, a provider of stored energy solutions for industrial applications, has expanded its line of backup power solutions for the utility and renewable energy industries with PowerSafe OGi batteries.
December 7, 2016 - With the ubiquity of lithium-ion batteries in smartphones and other rechargeable devices, it’s hard to imagine replacing them. But the rising price of lithium has spurred a search for alternatives, and one up-and-coming battery technology uses abundant, readily available seawater.
December 7, 2016 - Josh de Wit—a second-year mechanical engineering student from the University of Sussex—has won the Autocar-Courland Next Generation Award for 2016 thanks to his original idea focusing on stacked graphene batteries, with the objective of improving sustainability in electric vehicles.
December 1, 2016 - Can you imagine a battery that won’t reach 50% of its charge until the year 7746 AD? That’s the promise behind new technology that uses nuclear waste to generate electricity in a battery that’s shaped into—believe it or not—a diamond!
April 5, 2017 - The Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) has announced the recipients of the 2017 CanWEA Awards, which “honour industry leaders, innovators and supporters for their exceptional work on behalf of wind energy”.
March 24, 2017 - The Government of Alberta says its Renewable Electricity Program is expected to attract at least $10.5 billion of investment to the provincial economy by 2030, and create more than 7200 jobs, with energy minister Margaret McCuaig-Boyd adding, “This will be a competitive process, bringing the most renewable generation online at the lowest cost”.
March 24, 2017 - “We realized that it was critically important for us to move quickly,” said Shaun Semple, president of Brandt Group, of the decision to enter into a binding agreement for the former Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Canada Ltd. (MHPSC) facility in Saskatoon.
March 23, 2017 - NB Power and the provincial Department of Energy and Resource Development and are teaming up to host a series of public information sessions on community renewable energy projects.
March 7, 2017 - Caisse de dépôt et de placement du Québec is providing $90-million term-loan financing as part of the construction of the Mont Sainte-Marguerite wind farm project, located in the Chaudière-Appalaches region.
February 28, 2017 - The Alberta government is creating a $36-million rebate program for solar installation on residential and commercial buildings.
February 27, 2017 - Demand for electricity in downtown Vancouver is expected to grow by over 75% over the next 30 years, says BC Hydro, which currently operates three substations in the downtown core. Of those, Murrin and Dal Grauer substations are nearing end-of-life and need to be replaced.
February 21, 2017 - Manitoba Hydro says it is moving forward with building two transmission lines after receiving an Environment Act Licence from the province on January 30.
January 17, 2017 - ABB reports it has completed a major upgrade of the 350MW Madawaska high-voltage direct current (HVDC) transmission link connecting the grids of Quebec and New Brunswick, prompting ABB’s Claudio Facchin to say, “This upgrade will enhance power availability, reduce outages and improve grid reliability in the region”.
January 4, 2017 - SaskPower is upgrading portions of the power grid in the north area of the province, including: Prince Albert, Shellbrook, Rosthern, Candle Lake and surrounding rural areas.
January 3, 2017 - The second phase of a three-year modernization project in St. Catharines, Ont.—totalling $4.8 million—has been completed on time, according to Horizon Utilities.
December 15, 2016 - Today, Quebec’s and Ontario’s premiers—Philippe Couillard and Kathleen Wynne—attended the signing of an electricity trade agreement between Hydro-Quebec and Ontario’s Independent Electricity System Operator that will see IESO purchase a total of 14 TWh of electricity from the utility from 2017 to 2023.

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