Transmission & Distribution
March 2, 2018 — Ontario is supporting 12 projects that aim to improve the delivery of electricity to customers, reduce costs and create over 100 jobs across the province.
March 1, 2018 — Ville de Lac-Mégantic and Hydro-Québec are partnering to build a microgrid in the municipality’s new downtown.
February 22, 2018 — Engineers in Canada and India are working together under a new research partnership agreement between Toronto, Ont.-based energy consulting company Kinectrics and the Gujarat Forensic Sciences University (GFSU).
January 31, 2018 - ABB says it recently achieved a major milestone with the successful testing of the Maritime Link: a 500-MW HVDC (high-voltage direct current) connection enabling Emera Inc. to exchange electricity between The Rock and Nova Scotia for the first time in history.
January 25, 2018 - Hydro-Quebec announced Massachusetts utilities have selected the generator’s proposal to supply 9.45-TWh of hydropower.
January 18, 2018 - Nexans announced it has completed delivery of two 200-kV mass impregnated (MI) HVDC submarine cables as part of the Maritime Link Project conducted by NSP Maritime Link Inc., an indirect subsidiary of Emera Inc.
December 18, 2017 — Guelph City Council has voted in favour of a merger between Guelph Hydro Electric Systems and Alectra Inc.
December 11, 2017 — ABB will provide key components for power distribution for the Eglinton Crosstown project, a new light rail transit line (LRT) in Toronto, to ensure the reliable operation with almost zero emissions.  
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 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.
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 - Global cable-producer Nexans has commenced with the construction of a new cable-laying vessel for submarine high-voltage cable systems installations.
August 15, 2017 - The Montreal Port Authority’s (MPA) shore power project has been completed, which means vessels docking at the Port of Montreal’s new cruise terminal can be powered by electricity rather than their diesel engines.
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