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.
September 10, 2015 - Bruce Power and the Ontario Building and Construction Trades say they are joining forces through a new collaboration agreement, signaling a “shared commitment to the ongoing role of Bruce Power nuclear in the province and recognizing the strategic importance of the company to thousands of tradespeople”.
September 8, 2015 - From the operation of electric power plants to chemical processing and desalination, the boiling of water is at the heart of many industrial processes, but the details of what happens on a hot surface as water boils have been poorly understood, say researchers at MIT, so unexpected hotspots can sometimes melt expensive equipment and disable plants.
September 3, 2015 - Bruce Power says it has launched an initiative to encourage its suppliers to become members of Canadian Council for Aboriginal Businesses (CCAB), in order to strengthen links to Aboriginal communities and businesses.
September 2, 2015 - Temporary power specialists at Trinity Power Rentals were recently involved with the installation of an alternative to flaring sweet natural gas at a remote Alberta location.
September 1, 2015 - The Canadian Electricity Association (CEA) has released its 2015 Sustainable Electricity Annual Report, titled “Delivering Value to Canadians”. The report highlights that CEA member companies achieved a 5.8% reduction in GHG (greenhouse gas) emissions in 2014, contributing to a 22% reduction in carbon emissions over the last five years.

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