Generation
July 14, 2016 - “There’s a more solid way to capture CO2”, says cleantech company Inventys and—thanks to the Government of Canada and $275,000—it may soon be more accessible to the world.
July 13, 2016 - Increasing firm electricity imports from Quebec would be an imprudent and expensive option for Ontario, finds a new study by Strategic Policy Economics (Strapolec), released today by the Power Workers’ Union (PWU).
July 11, 2016 - BC Hydro and McLeod Lake Indian Band announced they have reached agreements in regards to the construction and operation of the Site C Energy Project.
July 8, 2016 - BC Hydro and dignitaries from local First Nations as well as the British Columbia government gathered recently to celebrate the completion of Innergex Renewable Energy’s Tretheway Creek Hydroelectric Project.
July 6, 2016 - The Canadian nuclear industry says it is pleased North American leaders have included nuclear in their pledge to have 50% of the continent’s electricity produced by “clean sources” by 2025. This goal was announced last week at the North American Leaders' Summit in Ottawa.
June 28, 2016 - An international industry assessment has recognised Ontario Power Generation’s (OPG) Darlington Nuclear Generating Station as one of the “safest and best performing nuclear stations in the world” for the third time in a row. It is the first time a plant outside the United States has received the recognition three times, according to OPG.
June 23, 2016 - Unit 2 has returned to service, announced nuclear operator Bruce Power earlier this week, following a planned maintenance and investment program.
June 20, 2016 - Hydro Ottawa announced it has entered into a purchase and sale agreement with Hydro-Quebec to acquire the remaining 33% interest in the Ottawa River Ring Dam and a 27MW hydro generating station (Centrale Hull 2) on the Gatineau side of Chaudière Falls.
June 9, 2016 - Caterpillar Inc. has introduced its Cat XQ60 mobile diesel generator set, rated at 60 kVA. It meets Tier 4 final emission standard and is Caterpillar’s fourth Tier 4 Final mobile generator set in the range extending from 35 to 570 kVA.
June 7, 2016 - Construction is underway to refurbish Ontario Power Generation’s (OPG) reservoir at the Sir Adam Beck Pump Generating Station (PGS), which OPG says can hold the equivalent of water from 8000 Olympic-sized swimming pools.
June 3, 2016 - Individual generators were the source of electricity for Colville Lake, N.W.T. before the community built its first power plant in 1990. Now, the Northwest Territories Power Corporation (NTPC) and the Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) have opened the Colville Lake power plant with a new system: a solar/battery/diesel hybrid.
May 27, 2016 - The Independent Electricity System Operator IESO is launching the Energy Partnerships Program (EPP) to “support indigenous communities, co-operatives, municipalities and public sector entities in the participation of Ontario’s energy sector”.
May 12, 2016 - ENMAX is terminating its Keephills power purchase arrangement under the PPA’s Change in Law provision, which allows the PPA buyer to terminate an arrangement when there is a change in law that makes the agreement unprofitable or more unprofitable.
April 21, 2016 - Veridyne Power Corp. says clean electricity from coal is, in fact, possible with its new solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs).
April 13, 2016 - After removing it from service April 8, Ontario Power Generation (OPG) has commenced a $122-million planned maintenance and inspection outage on the 900MW Darlington Nuclear Unit 4.

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