November 3, 2017 — Caterpillar Inc. has five new 50-Hz standby power nodes for the Cat 3516C diesel generator set. Three of these products are low-NOx, 50-Hz power nodes with ratings of 2,250 kVA, 2,500 kVA and 2,750 kVA that have been designed for use in regulated emissions environments and applications. The other two products are 50-Hz nodes with ratings of 3,000 kVA and 3,125 kVA with certification to U.S. EPA Tier 2 emissions regulations.
November 1, 2017 - The British Columbia Utilities Commission has completed its inquiry examining the impact on BC Hydro ratepayers associated with continuing, suspending or terminating the Site C project, and it is “not persuaded Site C will remain on schedule for a November 2024 in-service date” and believes “completion costs may be in excess of $10 billion.”
October 20, 2017 — ElectrIQ Power’s IQ system, an all-in-one home energy management and storage solution, is now UL and CSA certified.
October 19, 2017 - Nova Scotia Power has received approval from the Nova Scotia Utility & Review Board for a $133-million project to install smart meters among all residents and businesses, to be rolled out in 2019.
October 20, 2017 — Ontario Power Generation (OPG) is replacing the smallest generator at its Ranney Falls Generating Station with a 10-MW unit, which the company says will more than double the station’s capacity.
October 16, 2017 - The second project under SaskPower’s Flare Gas Power Generation Program is now online and contributing 750kW to Saskatchewan’s grid.
October 11, 2017 - Canada’s Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Catherine McKenna, and the United Kingdom’s Minister of State for Climate Change & Industry, Claire Perry, issued a joint statement saying their two countries “will champion a global alliance on the transition from unabated coal-fired electricity at next month’s United Nations climate change meetings in Bonn, Germany”.
October 6, 2017 — SaskPower has launched a pilot to test commercial and industrial smart meters as a part of its larger grid modernization program.
October 5, 2017 — The ReliaGear SafeT panelboard features a “finger-safe” IP20 SafeT bus stack with plug-in branch devices that “improves safe operation in low-voltage electrical power distribution applications,” ABB says.
October 3, 2017 — Alberta PowerLine, a partnership between Canadian Utilities Ltd. (an ATCO Ltd. company) and Quanta Services Inc., has raised about $1.4 billion of bonds to finance the Fort McMurray West 500-kV Transmission Project.
September 29, 2017 - SaskPower is deferring development of the Tazi Twé hydroelectric project near Black Lake, Sask., due to a decline in the projected demand for power in northern Saskatchewan.
September 20, 2017 — Siemens is now offering its SGT-800 industrial gas turbine with a power output of 57 megawatts (MW) and an electrical efficiency of over 40% in simple cycle application.
August 30, 2017 - ABB has been awarded a contract by the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority to provide a technology solution that will enable shore power to be supplied to the Global Container Terminal in Delta, B.C. (Deltaport).
August 30, 2017 - Nova Scotia Power is investing nearly $4 million to upgrade the Lequille hydroelectric system to ensure the facility’s “reliability, safety and efficiency”.
August 30, 2017 - North Bay Hydro has partnered with S&C Electric Canada Ltd. to deploy a microgrid at North Bay Community Energy Park.

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