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”.
January 13, 2017 - BC Hydro and the District of Hudson’s Hope announced they have reached a “partnering relationship agreement” in regards to Site C mitigation and compensation.
January 11, 2017 - Mersen has new DC overcurrent protection solutions for electric vehicles and battery-related applications: the Xp and Xs series hybrid devices and an expanded line of DC fuses.
January 9, 2017 - NB Power is recommending a project to maintain the Mactaquac Generating Station to its intended lifespan of approximately 2068.
January 5, 2017 - SaskPower and Algonquin Power have agreed on a change of location for a 177MW wind project to the Blue Hills area which is located between Herbert and Neidpath in southwest Saskatchewan.
January 5, 2017 - Nova Scotia Power is investigating the collapse of a wind turbine it owns and operates in Grand Etang, Inverness County, on Cape Breton Island.
January 4, 2017 - EnerSys, a provider of stored energy solutions for industrial applications, has expanded its line of backup power solutions for the utility and renewable energy industries with PowerSafe OGi batteries.
January 4, 2017 - SaskPower is upgrading portions of the power grid in the north area of the province, including: Prince Albert, Shellbrook, Rosthern, Candle Lake and surrounding rural areas.
January 3, 2017 - The second phase of a three-year modernization project in St. Catharines, Ont.—totalling $4.8 million—has been completed on time, according to Horizon Utilities.
January 2, 2017 - BC Hydro has submitted a copy of its Site C Annual Progress Report to the British Columbia Utilities Commission (BCUC), noting construction is “on track for both schedule and budget”.
January 2, 2017 - Micro-generation is set to take off in Alberta after the government announced more flexible rules recently.
December 15, 2016 - Today, Quebec’s and Ontario’s premiers—Philippe Couillard and Kathleen Wynne—attended the signing of an electricity trade agreement between Hydro-Quebec and Ontario’s Independent Electricity System Operator that will see IESO purchase a total of 14 TWh of electricity from the utility from 2017 to 2023.
December 15, 2016 - Boralex Inc. and Alberta Wind Energy Corporation (AWEC) have announced the creation of the Alberta Renewable Power Limited Partnership, which is owned respectively 52% and 48% by the two companies, for the development of wind and solar projects in Alberta.
December 8, 2016 - Six months after ratifying its treaty, the Tla’amin Nation in British Columbia says it is moving to the next stage in developing a hydro plant plan.

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