Renewables
May 17, 2017 - Saskatchewan’s first geothermal power project may be that much closer to a reality, thanks to as recent power purchase agreement signed by SaskPower and Deep Earth Energy Production Corp.
May 7, 2017 - New research from Oregon State University aims to make eagles less likely to collide with wind-turbine blades.
May 1, 2017 - NB Power’s deadline for project submissions under the Community Renewable Energy – Local Entities Opportunity has been extended to 3 p.m. on June 30, 2017. The original deadline was April 28. The Locally-Owned Renewable Energy Small Scale ProgramCommunity Renewable Energy – Local Entities Opportunity allows for municipalities, co-operatives and not-for profit organizations to integrate small-scale renewable energy projects onto the provincial power grid.
April 5, 2017 - The Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) has announced the recipients of the 2017 CanWEA Awards, which “honour industry leaders, innovators and supporters for their exceptional work on behalf of wind energy”.
March 24, 2017 - The Government of Alberta says its Renewable Electricity Program is expected to attract at least $10.5 billion of investment to the provincial economy by 2030, and create more than 7200 jobs, with energy minister Margaret McCuaig-Boyd adding, “This will be a competitive process, bringing the most renewable generation online at the lowest cost”.
March 24, 2017 - “We realized that it was critically important for us to move quickly,” said Shaun Semple, president of Brandt Group, of the decision to enter into a binding agreement for the former Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Canada Ltd. (MHPSC) facility in Saskatoon.
March 23, 2017 - NB Power and the provincial Department of Energy and Resource Development and are teaming up to host a series of public information sessions on community renewable energy projects.
March 7, 2017 - Caisse de dépôt et de placement du Québec is providing $90-million term-loan financing as part of the construction of the Mont Sainte-Marguerite wind farm project, located in the Chaudière-Appalaches region.
February 28, 2017 - The Alberta government is creating a $36-million rebate program for solar installation on residential and commercial buildings.
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 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.
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.
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