Generation
May 1, 2017 - Briggs & Stratton Corporation says it has introduced a new corrosion-resistant aluminum enclosure for its standby generator systems, specifically designed to withstand “extreme weather conditions, including hurricane-force winds up to 175 mph”.
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 13, 2017 - SaskPower has announced the beginning of a competitive procurement process to add wind power to the electricity supply mix, and site considerations for a possible natural gas plant.
February 13, 2017 - Ontario Power Generation (OPG) has announced the completion of the reservoir refurbishment project for the Sir Adam Beck Pump Generating Station (PGS) ahead of schedule and under budget.
February 12, 2017 - The Alberta government is giving 31 bioenergy companies short-term funding through the $60-million Bioenergy Producer Program, which it says will support 500 direct jobs.
February 3, 2017 - Kohler Co. has announced its Power Group has acquired Clarke Energy Ltd., based in Liverpool, England, which handles the engineering, construction, installation and maintenance of engine-based power plants and is an authorized distributor of GE’s reciprocating engines in 19 countries worldwide.
February 3, 2017 - The Province of British Columbia says it is increasing funding for First Nations energy projects by about $2.1 million over three years and the money will be prioritized to help remote Aboriginal communities not connected to the BC Hydro grid end their reliance on diesel-powered generators.
January 18, 2017 - Work on SaskPower’s newest addition to its generation fleet, Chinook Power Station, kicked off earlier this month.
January 13, 2017 - BC Hydro and the District of Hudson’s Hope announced they have reached a “partnering relationship agreement” in regards to Site C mitigation and compensation.
January 9, 2017 - NB Power is recommending a project to maintain the Mactaquac Generating Station to its intended lifespan of approximately 2068.
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