March 6, 2017 - ENMAX and Capital Power announced the 860MW Shepard Energy Centre in southeast Calgary has been chosen as the test site for the natural gas track of a global competition to develop technologies that convert carbon dioxide (CO2) into “valuable” products.
February 28, 2017 - The Alberta government is creating a $36-million rebate program for solar installation on residential and commercial buildings.
February 27, 2017 - Demand for electricity in downtown Vancouver is expected to grow by over 75% over the next 30 years, says BC Hydro, which currently operates three substations in the downtown core. Of those, Murrin and Dal Grauer substations are nearing end-of-life and need to be replaced.
February 24, 2017 - EnSync Energy Systems, a developer of distributed energy resource (DER) systems and internet of energy (IOE) control platforms for the utility, commercial, industrial and multi-tenant building markets, has announced a partnership with ENMAX Energy Corporation at the District Energy Centre site in Calgary, Alta., to integrate solar and energy storage with a combined heat and power (CHP) system using EnSync’s patented Matrix technology.
February 21, 2017 - Manitoba Hydro says it is moving forward with building two transmission lines after receiving an Environment Act Licence from the province on January 30.
February 13, 2017 - SaskPower has announced the beginning of a competitive procurement process to add wind power to the electricity supply mix, and site considerations for a possible natural gas plant.
February 13, 2017 - Ontario Power Generation (OPG) has announced the completion of the reservoir refurbishment project for the Sir Adam Beck Pump Generating Station (PGS) ahead of schedule and under budget.
February 12, 2017 - The Alberta government is giving 31 bioenergy companies short-term funding through the $60-million Bioenergy Producer Program, which it says will support 500 direct jobs.
February 3, 2017 - Kohler Co. has announced its Power Group has acquired Clarke Energy Ltd., based in Liverpool, England, which handles the engineering, construction, installation and maintenance of engine-based power plants and is an authorized distributor of GE’s reciprocating engines in 19 countries worldwide.
February 3, 2017 - The Province of British Columbia says it is increasing funding for First Nations energy projects by about $2.1 million over three years and the money will be prioritized to help remote Aboriginal communities not connected to the BC Hydro grid end their reliance on diesel-powered generators.
January 27, 2017 - Bullfrog Power and Oxford Community Energy Co-operative (OCEC) say they have commissioned “Ontario’s first community-owned wind farm”: Gunn’s Hill Wind Farm.
January 27, 2016 - Ontario Power Generation (OPG) reports it has starting the decommissioning planning process at the Nanticoke Generating Station site, and is preparing for construction of the Nanticoke Solar Project in 2018.
January 24, 2017 - Panasonic Eco Solutions North America is celebrating the 20th anniversary of HIT mass production that, the company says, “revolutionized the solar industry”.
January 18, 2017 - Work on SaskPower’s newest addition to its generation fleet, Chinook Power Station, kicked off earlier this month.
January 17, 2017 - ABB reports it has completed a major upgrade of the 350MW Madawaska high-voltage direct current (HVDC) transmission link connecting the grids of Quebec and New Brunswick, prompting ABB’s Claudio Facchin to say, “This upgrade will enhance power availability, reduce outages and improve grid reliability in the region”.

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