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The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador has announced that it will be proceeding with a public inquiry into the Muskrat Falls Project. Premier Dwight Ball announced the appointment of Justice Richard D. LeBlanc as the sole Commissioner of Inquiry, in accordance with Part I of the Public Inquiries Act, 2006.…

November 28, 2017 @ 10:00pm

Samsung Renewable Energy, Inc. (Samsung) and Pattern Energy Group LP (Pattern Development) have announced their 100 megawatt (MW) Belle River Wind power facility, based in Lakeshore, Ont., has completed construction and is fully operational. Belle River Wind is expected to generate enough clean energy to power approximately 35,000 Ontario homes…

October 10, 2017 @ 6:17am

The Government of Nova Scotia is amending the Marine Renewable-energy Act to make it easier to assess innovative, lower-cost tidal energy technologies and help developers bring them to market faster. The amendments will allow demonstration permits of up to five megawatts and allow companies to sell the electricity they generate…

October 06, 2017 @ 1:26pm

The technology and innovation behind energy storage (ES) is evolving quickly, and there are growing opportunities in the public and private sector. As discussed at this year’s Energy Storage Canada conference in Toronto, there are growing opportunities for the technology both at home and abroad, as the quality and capacity…

September 21, 2017 @ 8:03am

Alberta moves one step closer to its target of 30 per cent renewable energy by 2030 as round one of the Renewable Electricity Program enters the request for proposals stage. The Alberta Electric System Operator (AESO) has invited national and international companies to participate in the final stage of the…

September 18, 2017 @ 6:44am

The British Columbia Utilities Commission (BCUC) has initiated an inquiry into BC Hydro’s Site C project, as directed by the provincial government in an Order‐in‐Council (OIC) on August 2, 2017. The scope of the inquiry is set out in the government’s Terms of Reference for the OIC, which is available…

August 04, 2017 @ 12:07pm

The Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) commended Boralex, Gaz Métro and Hydro-Québec for their submission of a proposal in response to a call for tenders issued by Massachusetts utilities in an effort to supply the state with an additional 9.45 TWh of clean energy by 2022. The proposal outlines a…

July 28, 2017 @ 6:54am

The Government of Quebec has released a report that studied the issues related to the installation of wind turbines in the protected dune-du-Nord habitat in the Îles-de-la-Madeleine by the Régie intermunicipale de l'énergie Gaspésie-Îles-de-la-Madeleine. The commission determined that, while there is unanimity that the archipelago must free itself from its…

July 18, 2017 @ 7:04am

The competitive process for the next 200 megawatts (MW) of utility-scale wind capacity is moving forward, with the Request for Proposals (RFP) phase of the competition. Eight of the 23 independent power producers who entered the Request for Qualification (RFQ) phase have qualified to move on to the RFP phase…

July 07, 2017 @ 6:07am

ITC Lake Erie Connector LLC has announced that Canada’s Governor in Council has approved the issuance of a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity for the ITC Lake Erie Connector transmission line. The National Energy Board (NEB) issued the certificate on June 26. The NEB provided its initial recommendation of…

July 04, 2017 @ 8:23am

NB Power and TransAlta, a subsidiary of TransAlta Renewables Inc., have agreed to add 17.25 MW of wind-generating capacity at its existing Kent Hills site. The existing wind farm accounts for 150 MW of capacity and consists of two separate projects. This planned project is known as Kent Hills 3.…

June 21, 2017 @ 7:14am

Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) – CanmetENERGY – Ottawa and QUEST - Quality Urban Energy Systems of Tomorrow announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding to cooperate on the advancement of smart energy solutions across Canada. The collaboration is intended to facilitate joint research and technical support for micro-grids, community…

May 17, 2017 @ 6:02am

NB Power has begun environmental and geotechnical studies and site testing to explore the potential for generating more clean energy with a new 100-megawatt generating station in Grand Falls beside the existing station. “We are pleased that NB Power is exploring all potential clean energy options,” said premier Brian Gallant.…

April 24, 2017 @ 7:30am

The Peter Sutherland Sr. Generating Station (GS) on New Post Creek is now generating clean, reliable, low-cost electricity. The project, which is a partnership between Ontario Power Generation (OPG) and Coral Rapids Power, a company wholly owned by Taykwa Tagamou Nation (TTN), was completed safely, ahead of schedule, and on…

April 10, 2017 @ 11:58am

Yesterday, BC Hydro’s Site C project reached a milestone as the turbines and generators contractor, Voith Hydro Canada, mobilized to the construction site. Voit, which was awarded the $470-million contract in March 2016, will design, supply, and install six vertical axis, Francis-style turbines, six generators, and associated equipment for Site…

April 04, 2017 @ 9:38am

According to a new EY report, Spotlight on Canadian power and utility megaprojects, Canadian infrastructure megaprojects run 39 per cent over budget and behind schedule by 12 months on average. “Canadian power and utilities companies need to act now to start to transform the way they control investment in megaprojects…

April 03, 2017 @ 12:20pm

A committee of City of Saskatoon councillors believe that the city should prepare a Memorandum of Understanding with the Saskatoon Tribal Council, as the agreement would start a feasibility study for a jointly-owned hydropower station at the weir. The Standing Policy Committee on Environment, Utilities & Corporate Services approved the…

March 15, 2017 @ 7:17am

The Keeyask Hydropower Limited Partnership (KHLP) and Manitoba Hydro have announced a new control budget of $8.7 billion and revised in-service date of August 2021 for the Keeyask Generating Station, currently under construction on the Nelson River in northern Manitoba. This represents an increase from the previously approved control budget…

March 14, 2017 @ 6:55am

Pattern Energy Group LP has announced the completion of CAD $263 million construction-to-term financing for its 147 megawatt (MW) Mont Sainte-Marguerite Wind project, which is now entering full-stage construction. Financing was provided by The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company, Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, and Bayerische Landesbank, and fully…

March 07, 2017 @ 7:05am

The 184-MW Meikle Wind Energy Project, located between Tumbler Ridge and Chetwynd in British Columbia, has reached substantial completion. According to an article from Clean Technology Business Review, the new wind facility, developed by Pattern Energy, now represents the largest of its kind in B.C. The $456 million project, #88…

March 06, 2017 @ 8:17am

A 400-metre long tension crack has appeared on a slope near a road construction site as part of the Site C Clean Energy Project. According to a BC Hydro information bulletin regarding the appearance of the crack: “Tension cracks are not unexpected in this area; however, this particular crack requires…

February 27, 2017 @ 8:29am

Union safety specialists will monitor the La Romaine worksite in the wake of four deaths on the job site since the project began. According to an article from CBC News, this is the first time Hydro-Québec has allowed permissions for the specialists to monitor the job site, which is in…

February 15, 2017 @ 7:28am

The Alberta Utilities Commission (AUC) has approved the proposed Fort McMurray West Transmission Project. In its 353-page decision, AUC approved the 500-kilometre transmission project that will improve the power supply to northeastern Alberta. The project includes a 500-kV AC single-circuit transmission line from the Thickwoods Hills area west of Fort…

February 14, 2017 @ 9:13am

Work on SaskPower’s newest addition to its generation fleet, Chinook Power Station, has begun. Site work started in January on the 350 megawatt (MW) natural gas-fired power plant near Swift Current. “We know that the people of Saskatchewan deserve and expect reliable power, and demand for that power continues to…

February 06, 2017 @ 1:14pm

Nova Scotia Supreme Court is hearing arguments regarding the installation of a five-story tidal turbine in Minas Passage, an inlet of the Bay of Fundy in Nova Scotia. According to a CBC News article, the Bay of Fundy Inshore Fishermen's Association is challenging the project’s approval based on a lack…

February 02, 2017 @ 7:48am

A legal challenge filed by two B.C. First Nations regarding the Site C hydroelectric project has been unanimously denied by the Federal Court of Appeal. According to an article in The Globe and Mail, the challenge from the West Moberly First Nation and the Prophet River First Nation called for…

January 24, 2017 @ 10:32am

The National Energy Board (NEB) has approved the Lake Erie Connector Project (project), an international power line that will be buried under Lake Erie and transfer electricity between Ontario and Pennsylvania. In making its decision that this project is in the public interest, the NEB imposed 42 conditions on ITC…

January 20, 2017 @ 9:25am

A solicitation process has been initiated for energy to be bundled with transmission capacity on Emera Inc.’s proposed Atlantic Link submarine electricity transmission project for the delivery of clean energy into the ISO-New England market. Atlantic Link is a proposed approximately 350-mile submarine high-voltage direct current (HVdc) electric transmission line…

January 11, 2017 @ 2:54pm

Ontario Power Generation (OPG) has submitted the information requested on Feb. 18, 2016, by the federal Minister of Environment and Climate Change with respect to OPG’s proposal for a Deep Geologic Repository (DGR) in Kincardine, Ont. The information submitted to the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency includes: A study that details…

January 04, 2017 @ 12:36pm

NB Power is recommending a project to maintain the Mactaquac Generating Station to its intended lifespan of approximately 2068. This recommendation follows a fact-based decision process involving NB Power’s board of directors, balancing environmental, social, technical and cost considerations. It also follows extensive and ongoing consultation with First Nations. In…

December 20, 2016 @ 11:15am

A petition by two B.C. First Nations to halt construction of the Site C dam in northeastern B.C. has been rejected by the province’s top court. According to a CBC news article, the West Moberly and Prophet River First Nations argued that they were not properly consulted on the permitting…

November 02, 2016 @ 6:41am

BC Hydro and its contractor, ATCO Two Rivers Lodging Group, announced the completion of the worker accommodation lodge, a significant project milestone for the Site C Clean Energy Project. The lodge – which includes 1,600 rooms and a wide variety of on-site amenities – has been completed on time and…

October 20, 2016 @ 6:50am

Pattern Energy Group Inc. announced it has completed the acquisition of a 90 MW interest in the 179 MW Armow Wind power facility in Kincardine, Ont. from Pattern Energy Group LP. Pattern Energy acquired the interest in Armow Wind for a total cash consideration of approximately US$133 million, representing a…

October 18, 2016 @ 6:27am

Canada is a world leader in renewable power and generates almost two-thirds of its electricity from renewable sources according to a new report released by the National Energy Board (NEB). Hydro is the dominant source of electricity in Canada accounting for 55 per cent of total installed capacity and 58…

October 17, 2016 @ 7:30am

SaskPower has awarded a contract to Burns & McDonnell for comprehensive engineer/procure/construct (EPC) services for the new Chinook Power Station, a 350 megawatt (MW) natural gas-fired power facility to be located in Southwestern Saskatchewan. SaskPower is a provincial Crown Corporation and Saskatchewan's leading energy supplier. The company issued a formal…

September 29, 2016 @ 6:16am

BC Hydro has announced the four proponent teams that have been shortlisted for the generating station and spillways civil works contract for the Site C Clean Energy Project. The scope of the contract includes the construction of the civil works associated with the powerhouse, penstocks, spillways and power intakes. The…

September 26, 2016 @ 11:40am

The Manitoba government has accepted the findings of a review conducted by the Manitoba Hydro-Electric board that assessed the financial situation of the corporation. The report also recommended the Bipole III transmission line project proceed, noting that rerouting the project is no longer considered a viable financial option, according to…

September 26, 2016 @ 7:10am

The giant tunnel that will house the new John Hart Generating Station has been completed. According to a CBC News report, it has taken 13 months to complete the excavation, with nearly 500 detonations needed to help efforts to remove the rock. The eight-metre wide tunnel is approximately 93 metres…

September 22, 2016 @ 7:15am

Denmark’s Dong Energy has received government approval for Hornsea Project Two, the world’s largest offshore wind farm, 55 kilometres off the U.K. coast in the North Sea. According to an article from The Guardian, the 300-turbine project, valued at $10 billion CDN, would span more than 480 sq. km off…

August 18, 2016 @ 12:59pm

The federal government is funding a research project in Prince Edward Island to help us better understand and use of wind power. The feds will provide up to $12 million over five years to the Wind Energy Research and Development Park and Storage System project. Funding will come from its…

August 23, 2010 @ 9:09am

The City of Surrey, British Columbia, will be the site of the Metro Vancouver Region’s first organics biofuel processing facility. The Region will essentially use its waste to power waste collection. The new facility will process food and yard waste from residential and commercial sources, producing natural gas that will…

April 27, 2010 @ 6:28am

Enersource Corporation officially dedicated a municipal substation today in Streetsville, Ont. in honour of Mississauga mayor Hazel McCallion's 38 years of service as a utility commissioner and board member. Enersource chair Norm Loberg lauded her achievements today at a celebration to dedicate the substation facility to the mayor. "Mayor McCallion…

October 16, 2008 @ 1:07pm

[caption id="attachment_1131" align="alignleft" width="233" caption="Damages from Ike in US coastal areas are estimated at $27 billion (2008 USD), with additional damage of up to $4 billion in Cuba. (NASA image)"][/caption] A delegation of some 60 Hydro-Québec employees, including 25 line crews and administrative staff, arrived in Wooster, Ohio, late Wednesday…

September 19, 2008 @ 7:52am

Hydro-Québec announced today that it is investing $1.9 billion to refurbish Gentilly-2 nuclear generating station in Bécancour. Refurbishing the 675-megawatt plant will extend its operation until about 2040, allowing Hydro-Québec to keep a reliable asset that contributes significantly to the stability of its power grid. This generating facility, in commercial…

August 19, 2008 @ 9:42am

A three-year initiative to design and engineer Canada's first near-zero emission thermal power plant reached a milestone last week when EPCOR Utilities Inc. (EPCOR) selected Siemens Fuel Gasification Technology GmbH & Co. KG (Siemens) as the technology provider for the design of a coal gasification facility. The selection is the…

August 18, 2008 @ 8:35am

Atomic Energy of Canada Limited (AECL) is announcing that, after careful review and analysis, it will discontinue development work of the MAPLE reactors located at its Chalk River Laboratories, effective immediately. This decision is based on a series of reviews that considered, among other things, the costs of further development,…

May 16, 2008 @ 9:32am

The completion of the restart and refurbishment of Bruce A Units 1 and 2 is expected to cost in the range of $3.1 to $3.4 billion, up from an original 2005 estimate of $2.75 billion, stated yesterday’s announcement from TransCanada Corporation.The review, completed by Bruce Power, its owners and independent…

April 18, 2008 @ 12:51pm