Renewables
July 13, 2017 - SaskPower reports the competitive process for the next 200MW MW of utility-scale wind capacity is has moved to the RFP (request for proposal) phase.
June 21, 2017 - A University of Huddersfield researcher is developing new technologies that could enable clusters of houses to share their solar energy rather than simply export surplus electricity to the grid. Also, new systems for fault detection will enable homeowners to monitor and maintain the efficiency of their panels.
June 20, 2017 - To supply additional generation and make up for “lower-than-anticipated energy production at the existing wind farm”, NB Power and TransAlta have agreed to add 17.25MW of wind-generating capacity at the existing Kent Hills site.
June 14, 2017 - Land scarcity has severely limited Singapore’s adoption of solar power, says ABB, adding floating solar panels (a.k.a. floatovoltaics) could be over 10% more efficient than solar panels placed on land, and may be a viable alternative for the city-state, which is surrounded by water.
June 6, 2017 - Site cleanup has commenced at the site of a collapsed wind turbine located in Grand Etang, Inverness County, on Cape Breton Island.
June 5, 2017 - Brazeau County, Alta., and ENMAX announced the completion of three solar electricity projects, comprising over 900 solar modules atop the Lodgepole Fire Hall, Rocky Rapids Water Treatment Plant and the County Administration building.
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.
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