Generation
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.
April 11, 2016 - Kohler Power Systems is adding two models to its line of diesel-powered mobile generators: the 90REOZT4 and 120REOZT4. The Tier 4 Final generator models are built to withstand the elements, Kohler says, as well as run long hours in prime and standby applications while meeting emission standards.
April 7, 2016 - The British Columbia government says the Site C Clean Energy Project reached another milestone this week with the award of the turbines and generators contract to Voith Hydro Inc.
March 31, 2016 (updated with video April 25, 2016) - Campbell Company of Canada officially unveiled its combined heat & power (CHP) system at its Toronto plant today, in partnership with Toronto Hydro. The company says it's their only site in North America to boast this technology.
March 16, 2016 - To help it meet its target of zero coal-fired power by 2030, the Province of Alberta has retained Terry Boston as “coal phase-out facilitator”—to the tune of up to $600,000—to help it “navigate this highly specialized and complex transition” and ensure system reliability.
March 3, 2016* - Today, near Shaunavon, independent power producer Kineticor brought a new flare gas power generation process into commercial operation, providing 1MW of electricity to the Saskatchewan power grid, which will purchased by SaskPower under a 20-year agreement.
March 3, 2016 - Ontario Power Generation (OPG) has begun a $75-million planned maintenance and inspection outage on the 500MW Pickering Nuclear Unit 8, which was removed from service March 1.
February 24, 2016 - Caterpillar’s new Cat XQ35 mobile diesel generator set is rated at 35 kVA and meets Tier 4 Final emission standards, while “improving fuel efficiency and optimizing productivity for rental operations in Canada”, the company says.

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