Generation
April 9, 2018 - Bruce Power, Mirarco Mining Innovation and Laurentian University have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that will enhance “strategic research opportunities”—including the long-term potential for small modular reactors (SMRs)—to generate “clean, low-cost and reliable electricity” in rural/remote regions.
March 26, 2018 - ENMAX reports that it and the Government of Alberta have agreed to withdraw the utility from the Power Purchase Arrangement (PPA) legal action initiated in 2016 by the Attorney General.
March 26, 2018 - Since operations began in October 2014, the carbon capture & storage (CCS) process at SaskPower’s Boundary Dam power station has prevented a total of more than 2 million tonnes of carbon dioxide from entering the atmosphere.
March 12, 2018 - Progress toward the long-sought dream of fusion power—potentially an inexhaustible and zero-carbon source of energy—may be about to take a dramatic leap forward thanks to a collaboration between MIT and Commonwealth Fusion Systems.
March 9, 2018 — Kohler recently announced the expansion of its KD Series industries generators, which now includes models ranging up to 3250kW.
March 2, 2018 — On January 28, 2018, Northwest Territories Power Corporation (NTPC) went live with Innovus Power’s Variable Speed Generator (VSG) Project in Aklavik Northwest Territories.
February 23, 2018 - NRCan announced a “road-mapping process” under the Energy Innovation Program to explore the potential for on- and off-grid applications for small modular reactor (SMR) technology in Canada.
February 6, 2018 — Caterpillar Inc. has added the Cat XQ125 mobile diesel generator set to the company’s line of Tier 4 Final rental power solutions.
Kohler is rolling out three new portable generators capable of running on gasoline, propane and natural gas.
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.”
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