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January 2, 2017 - BC Hydro has submitted a copy of its Site C Annual Progress Report to the British Columbia Utilities Commission (BCUC), noting construction is “on track for both schedule and budget”.
January 2, 2017 - Micro-generation is set to take off in Alberta after the government announced more flexible rules recently.
December 8, 2016 - Six months after ratifying its treaty, the Tla’amin Nation in British Columbia says it is moving to the next stage in developing a hydro plant plan.
November 28, 2016 - According to NB Power, the process to renew the power reactor operating licence for the Point Lepreau Nuclear Generating Station in Maces Bay is underway and the company is preparing for a two-part public hearing process, set to begin in early 2017.
November 28, 2016 - The Government of Alberta reports it has reached agreements with TransAlta, Capital Power and ATCO to end coal-fired emissions on or before December 31, 2030.
November 25, 2016 - After announcing it will continue to preserve Lambton Generating Station for possible future conversion to another fuel, OPG has decided it will decommission the former coal-fired station in 2017.
November 24, 2016 - The Alberta government says it will create a “capacity market” for electricity as part of its plan to “ensure that consumers are protected from price volatility with a reliable supply of electricity at stable, affordable prices”.
November 22, 2016 - “[The Canadian Electricity Association] has previously communicated to the [federal] government its concerns regarding the potential impacts, such as rate increases, that an accelerated coal phase-out may have on the regional economies reliant on coal-fired electricity,” said CEA president & CEO Sergio Marchi in a statement responding to the Government of Canada’s announcement regarding the accelerated transition away from traditional coal-fired power.
November 21, 2016 - Today, the federal government said it is accelerating Canada’s transition from “traditional” coal-fired electricity units to clean energy by 2030, and will use the Canada Infrastructure Bank to finance projects such as commercially viable clean energy and modern electricity systems between provinces and territories.
November 4, 2016 - The feds have announced additional loan guarantee support for the Lower Churchill projects in Newfoundland and Labrador. Specifically, Canada will guarantee up to an additional $2.9 billion in debt for the portion of the Lower Churchill projects led by Newfoundland and Labrador Crown corporation Nalcor Energy.
November 4, 2016 - Alberta-based Terrapin Geothermics says it has developed a proprietary low-temperature geothermal engine capable of generating renewable electricity from industrial waste heat streams. The company says it can also capture the geothermal energy available in Alberta's abandoned, suspended or orphaned oil and gas wells and create a new clean power source.
October 21, 2016 - “We have heard the call for further mitigation measures to address concerns around methylmercury,” said Newfoundland & Labrador’s Perry Trimper, minister of Environment and Climate Change, which is why the province is requiring Nalcor to remove more forest cover at the Muskrat Falls reservoir.
October 19, 2016 - Siemens is filling an order from Burns & McDonnell Canada to deliver a gas turbine, steam turbine, generators and related electrical equipment to SaskPower’s planned Chinook Power Station—a 350MW natural gas-fired power plant to be located near Swift Current, Sask.
October 18, 2016 - The Waneta Expansion LP (WELP)—a partnership between Fortis Inc., Columbia Power Corp. and Columbia Basin Trust—is now accepting applications for the 2017 Waneta Terrestrial Compensation Program (WTCP), which will provide a total of up to $50,000 to projects in the Waneta area that “promote conservation and restoration through research, physical works, and other on-the-ground or applied projects”.
October 13, 2016 - BC Hydro has released an independent review of the Site C project’s risk and cost management processes by Ernst & Young LLP and BTY Consultancy Group Inc., who found it "well defined" and that the "processes for managing risks and costs are largely representative of leading practices".

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