December 7, 2016 - Siemens has commissioned its first specialized transport vessel to fulfil the needs for cost-effective transportation of the large nacelles used in Siemens’ direct drive offshore wind turbines.
December 1, 2016 - Can you imagine a battery that won’t reach 50% of its charge until the year 7746 AD? That’s the promise behind new technology that uses nuclear waste to generate electricity in a battery that’s shaped into—believe it or not—a diamond!
December 1, 2016 - Anita Ho-Baillie, a senior research fellow at the Australian Centre for Advanced Photovoltaics (ACAP), says her team at the University of New South Wales in Sydney has achieved the highest efficiency rating with the largest perovskite solar cells to date.
December 1, 2016 - SaskPower is revamping the electrical system in the south area of Saskatchewan currently, including: Melfort, Hudson Bay, Tisdale, Weldon, Naicam, Pathlow and surrounding areas.
November 29, 2016 - A compact, high-voltage DC power supply that "provides high efficiency and reliability" in a small enclosure is being introduced by Diversified Technologies Inc. (DTI).
November 29, 2016 - GE has unveiled a new series of flywheel uninterruptible power supply (UPS) systems with a range of 50 to 1000 kilovolt-amperes and which integrates patented flywheel technology from Vycon, a subsidiary of Calnetix Technologies, with GE’s TLE series and SG series solutions.
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 - SaskPower is upgrading portions of the power grid in the south area of Saskatchewan, including: Yorkton, Melville, Canora, Waldrun, Churchbridge, Killaly, Theodore, Good Spirit Provincial Park and surrounding areas.
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 18, 2016 - The Skeetchestn Indian Band in Savona, B.C. is taking another step towards renewable energy generation as it develops a community energy plan with $30,000 from British Columbia’s First Nations Clean Energy Business Fund.
November 16, 2016 - The Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board says it now has the authority to impose financial penalties on Nova Scotia Power for not meeting customer service standards.
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