August 28, 2015 - An agreement between Wataynikaneyap Power, a partnership of 20 Ontario First Nation communities, and FortisOntario and Renewable Energy Systems Canada (RES) was recently signed, stating plans to connect 16 remote First Nations communities that currently rely on diesel power to the electricity grid.
August 24, 2015 - Milbank says it has a new 12kW home standby generator. Installed on residential properties to provide backup power in the event of an outage, the 12kW model provides homeowners with a “smaller, quieter and more powerful” generator solution.
August 24, 2015 - A mobile generator at the Northwest Territories Power Corp.’s (NTPC) Jackfish plant sustained damage from a fire earlier this month, NTPC says. No one was injured during the incident and no power outage occurred.
August 21, 2015 - Emerson Network Power has premiered the ASCO Series 300 generator paralleling system—”the first transfer switch-based, multi-feature packaged power system with load management for mid-tier installations”, it says.
August 20, 2015 - On Sunday, August 16, demolition experts Delsan AIM Environmental Services and Dykon Blasting attempted to collapse several structures at the former NB Power generating station in Dalhousie... but something went wrong.
August 7, 2015 - The U.S. subsidiary of Fuji Electric says it has entered into an agreement to acquire the turbine and power plant service business of RTS Holdings, headquartered in Sullivan, Mo., as well as its subsidiaries.
August 4, 2015 - The Canadian Electricity Association (CEA) says it is “pleased to see electricity exports from Canada included among the many greenhouse gas [GHG] reduction options made available to U.S. states under the final version of the Clean Power Plan”, which was issued by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
August 4, 2015 - Hydro-Quebec reports that during the night of August 1-2, a diesel spill occurred on the site of the generating station that supplies the community of Ivujivik in Nunavik. Preliminary evaluations indicate that about 10,000 litres were spilled and “quickly confined”.
July 28, 2015 - Hipower Systems a manufacturer of power generation and power distribution equipment in the U.S. and Canada, says it has developed and will be producing a line of “ultra-rugged, low-maintenance” hybrid generators designed to maintain full charge and power continuity for 48vdc battery systems.
July 21, 2015 - The governments of Manitoba, Quebec, Newfoundland and Labrador, the Northwest Territories, Yukon, and Ontario are establishing a Pan-Canadian Task Force to reduce the use of diesel fuel to generate electricity in remote communities.
July 15, 2015 - Yukon Energy’s new natural gas facility is now operational, with the final regulatory approvals coming in about two weeks ago when the organization received two operating permits: Approval to Operate and an Energy Operating Certificate.
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