November 24, 2015 - The Province of Ontario has passed legislation to permanently ban coal-fired electricity generation in the province.
November 10, 2015 - Bruce Power and GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy Canada (GEH-C) say they have entered into an agreement that will see the two companies explore a “focus on innovation and the continued enhancement” of the operating nuclear generating facility.
October 27, 2015 - Eaton has announced its Home Generator Sizing Calculator, a “user- and mobile-friendly intuitive, interactive web tool” that allows homeowners and contractors to identify backup power needs. By selecting a generator based on home size, type of power supply and desired household appliances and electronics to be backed up, the calculator provides optional backup power solutions to minimize installation costs, as well as energy saving options to reduce ongoing fuel consumption, Eaton explains.
October 23, 2015 - SaskPower has officially unveiled its newly commissioned “D Plant” at Saskatoon’s Queen Elizabeth Power Station. The $525 million project adds 204MW, or enough electricity to power more than 200,000 homes, and was completed on time and on budget, the utility notes.
October 21, 2015 - Alterra Power Corp. says it has agreed to acquire the water rights for four hydroelectric development projects from Sigma Engineering (the Chusan, Powell, Eldred North and Eldred South projects).
October 15, 2015 - According to Bruce Power, support for refurbishment of nuclear plants in Ontario has reached 81%, the highest level the company has recorded since it started public opinion tracking in 2001.
October 15, 2015 - GE has launched its Digital Power Plant, a software and hardware solution that creates a virtual “Digital Twin” of an entire industrial power plant complex, it says. Powered by GE’s Predix platform, “Digital Twin” is a collection of physics-based methods and digital technologies that are used to model the present state of every asset in a Digital Power Plant or a Digital Wind Farm. This technology lets utilities monitor and manage the power generation ecosystem to generate electricity, GE says.
October 2, 2015 - New experiments on an alloy dubbed Galfenol—which was made nearly two decades ago by the U.S. Navy—have shown that Galfenol can generate as much as 80MW power per cubic metre under strong impacts.
October 2, 2015 - Researchers at Durham University and Culham Centre for Fusion Energy in Oxfordshire conclude fusion reactors could become an economically viable means of generating electricity within a few decades, and policymakers should start planning to build them as a replacement for conventional nuclear power stations.
October 1, 2015 - SNC-Lavalin says it has been awarded the owner’s engineer contract by SaskPower for the Island Falls Powerhouse concrete rehabilitation project in Saskatchewan. The total capital cost of the project is $45 million, according to SNC-Lavalin.
September 25, 2015 - According to research conducted by the universities of Gothenburg and Iceland, fusion energy—from fuel found in water—may soon be used in small-scale power stations, and that both heating generators and generators for electricity could be developed within a few years.
September 22, 2015 - NB Power says it is inviting New Brunswickers to share what is most important to them about the future of the Mactaquac Generating Station in a process that will help shape a decision planned for 2016.
September 18, 2015 - Kohler Power Systems is launching a new mobile paralleling box, which allows users to combine different sized generators with different fuel types. It was specifically designed for use with Kohler’s gaseous and diesel mobile generator line.
September 15, 2015 - Ontario Power Generation (OPG) is kicking off a new public awareness campaign called Powering the Future, which highlights the company’s “transformation to Ontario’s clean power generator”, it says.
September 12, 2015 - BHP Billiton and SaskPower are partnering to accelerate the global development of carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology by sharing access to the data, information and lessons learned from SaskPower’s Boundary Dam facility—the world’s first full chain power sector CCS project.

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