54 Results for wind

Pattern Energy Group LP (Pattern Development) has announced the completion of its 147 megawatt (MW) Mont Sainte-Marguerite Wind power facility. Mont Sainte-Marguerite Wind is located approximately 50 kilometers south of Québec City, in the Chaudière-Appalaches region. As announced in June 2017, the facility will be acquired by Pattern Energy Group…

April 12, 2018 @ 9:06am

Samsung Renewable Energy Inc. (Samsung) and Pattern Energy Group LP (Pattern Development) have announced that North Kent Wind, a 100 megawatt (MW) wind power facility located in the Municipality of Chatham-Kent, has completed construction and is fully operational. “North Kent Wind marks our sixth operational wind power facility in Ontario,…

April 09, 2018 @ 8:51am

Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) has announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire a portfolio of six Canadian operating wind and solar power projects from NextEra Energy Partners, LP for $741 million, inclusive of working capital and subject to customary adjustments. "This opportunity to acquire a sizeable…

April 02, 2018 @ 8:27am

BC Hydro has announced it plans to pursue negotiations for electricity purchase agreements with five First Nations’ clean energy projects through its Standing Offer and Micro Standing Offer programs. “Moving forward with the development of these energy projects is a step in the right direction in creating opportunities for First…

March 19, 2018 @ 8:36am

Developing clean energy assets for Indigenous communities across Canada is integral to meeting our national needs for the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and the creation of a resilient energy system. But doing so isn’t as simple as buying a tract of land and putting up solar panels or a…

February 07, 2018 @ 3:03pm

Pattern Energy Group LP has announced completion of a $1 billion financing for the 300 megawatt (MW) Henvey Inlet Wind project located on Henvey Inlet First Nation Reserve No. 2 on the northeast shore of the Georgian Bay in Ontario. Pattern Development and Nigig Power Corporation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of…

January 05, 2018 @ 9:47am

Capstone Infrastructure Corporation has announced that it has acquired the remaining interests in Glen Dhu Wind Energy Limited Partnership and Fitzpatrick Mountain Wind Energy Inc., as well as closed a new corporate credit facility. On December 31, 2017, Capstone acquired the remaining 51 per cent interest in Glen Dhu, a…

January 05, 2018 @ 9:43am

Canada’s non-hydro renewable power capacity grew by more than eight per cent in 2016, adding nearly 1,300 megawatts (MW) of solar, biomass and wind-generated power, according to the National Energy Board’s (NEB) 2017 update of the Canada’s Renewable Power Landscape 2017 report. In 2016, Canada’s electricity generation was 66 per…

December 21, 2017 @ 8:21am

The Government of the Northwest Territories’ Department of Infrastructure is exploring the feasibility of using wind turbines and energy storage devices in the Town of Inuvik thanks in part to an investment of $950,000 from the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency (CanNor). “I’m very pleased that the Government of Canada…

December 20, 2017 @ 8:18am

Enel S.p.A. (Enel), through its U.S.-based renewables subsidiary Enel Green Power North America, Inc. (EPGNA), has been awarded two 20-year Renewable Energy Support Agreements (RESAs) for 146 MW of new wind capacity in Alberta in a tender launched by the Alberta Electric System Operator (AESO). In line with the two…

December 18, 2017 @ 9:43am

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 Alberta Government's plan to add 5,000 megawatts of new renewable energy capacity by 2030 will deliver economic opportunities, in addition to environmental benefits, according to a new report by The Delphi Group for the Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA), which was produced with funding support from the Alberta government.…

September 27, 2017 @ 8:52am

Pattern Energy Group Inc. has announced the opening of its 179 megawatt (MW) Meikle Wind power project located in British Columbia, approximately 33 km north of Tumbler Ridge. “This project has been critical to the community for the past three years when other industries were leaving Tumbler Ridge,” said Don…

September 27, 2017 @ 6:45am

BluEarth Renewables LP (BluEarth) has announced it has completed the acquisition of four operating renewable energy facilities from Veresen Inc., including three run-of-river hydro facilities in British Columbia and one wind facility in Ontario. These facilities have a weighted average contract life of 22 years and represent 85 megawatts (MW).…

September 21, 2017 @ 9:34am

ACCIONA Energy has named Rafael Esteban as CEO of ACCIONA Energy USA Global LLC. In this role, Esteban will be responsible for the growth of ACCIONA’s renewable energy portfolio in the U.S. and Canada markets, and the operation of 966 MW of wind and solar energy projects in the two…

August 01, 2017 @ 7:13am

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

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

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

SgurrEnergy, a Scottish company with offices in Vancouver, Toronto, and Montreal, has acted as technical advisor for the investment in Hywind floating offshore wind farm. Located off the coast of Peterhead in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, it is the world’s first multi-turbine floating offshore wind farm. This project is an important milestone…

January 19, 2017 @ 7:17am

The Alberta government will set clear timelines for developing renewable electricity like wind and solar, and a competitive bidding process structured to limit costs. The Renewable Electricity Program will add 5,000 megawatts of renewable electricity capacity by 2030 using a competitive process, administered by the Alberta Electric System Operator (AESO).…

November 08, 2016 @ 8:07am

UGE International Ltd., a leader in renewable energy solutions for the commercial and industrial sector, announced today that it has arranged a construction finance facility backed by Export Development Canada (EDC) to provide the Company with competitive construction financing for the development of its international solar projects. In Canada, UGE…

November 07, 2016 @ 9:15am

A dozen renewable energy companies, industry associations and think-tanks are urging the Alberta government to solidify its commitment to having renewables supply at least 30 per cent of the province’s electricity by 2030. Today, they released an open letter calling on Premier Rachel Notley, Minister of Energy Margaret McCuaig-Boyd and…

October 24, 2016 @ 11:30am

Windstream Energy is still looking to complete its proposed $5.2 billion offshore wind farm project near Kingston, despite a provincial moratorium that continues to stall its construction. According to a report in the Toronto Star, the provincial government placed the moratorium on building offshore wind farms in order to research…

October 21, 2016 @ 6:43am

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

Beothuk Energy has announced a partnership with one of the world's leading offshore wind investors, Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners ("CIP"), to develop, own and operate wind farms in Atlantic Canada. "Beothuk is thrilled to be in business with one of the world's leaders in renewable energy financing," said Kirby Mercer, CEO…

September 28, 2016 @ 10:17am

Ontario will immediately suspend the second round of its Large Renewable Procurement (LRP II) process and the Energy-from-Waste Standard Offer Program, halting procurement of over 1,000 megawatts (MW) of solar, wind, hydroelectric, bioenergy and energy from waste projects. This decision is expected to save up to $3.8 billion in electricity…

September 27, 2016 @ 8:56am

Environment Minister Scott Moe announced a wind energy project near Chaplin, approximately 85 km west of Moose Jaw, will not be approved to proceed in its proposed location. This decision was made after completing an environmental assessment process that included feedback from environmental non-government organizations (NGOs) and the public. The…

September 20, 2016 @ 6:36am

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

Gord Miller--self-proclaimed Lorax--wonders why the environmental controls are more lax in Alberta than in Ontario, when Ontario's developments are much more "modest" than the oil sands. "Everybody's eager to cut the Government of Alberta out of the oil sands development," says Miller. "With diminished government involvement, is the industry really…

May 01, 2012 @ 6:31am

Ontario’s Ministry of Energy released a directive on Tuesday that will make it more difficult for Ontario Power Authority (OPA) to cancel contracts signed under the Feed in Tariff (FIT) program. This reaction from the Ontario government seems to be in response to industry uncertainty prompted by Ontario PC Leader…

August 03, 2011 @ 7:01am

Pattern Energy Group has partnered with Samsung Renewable Energy to acquire wind power projects in Ontario from ACCIONA and Boralex. They will combine the projects with the larger South Kent Wind Farm, which is under development. Samsung and its partners have an agreement with the Province of Ontario to provide…

April 26, 2011 @ 10:33am

[caption id="attachment_5666" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Manitoba Minister of Innovation, Energy and Mines David Chomiak says this project showcases the province’s dedication to creating renewable energy and continuing to build Manitoba Hydro. "][/caption] The St. Joseph Wind project–the largest wind farm in Manitoba, and number 21 on our Top 100 list for…

April 05, 2011 @ 7:33am

This morning, Premier McGuinty announced that 40 new renewable energy projects have been approved through Ontario's Feed-In Tariff (FIT) program. The Ontario Power Authority (OPA) has approved large-scale solar, wind, and water projects that will produce over 872 megawatts (MW) of power. The 40 new projects include: 35 solar projects (257…

February 24, 2011 @ 8:23am

The Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) recognized organizations and individuals who have worked to advance the Canadian wind energy industry at its annual conference and exhibition in Montreal this week. Awards were presented in four categories: Individual Leadership, Group Leadership, the R.J. Templin Award for scientific, technical, engineering work and…

November 04, 2010 @ 7:00am

The Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) took the opportunity to announce a record year for wind energy in Canada at the World Energy Congress (WEC) this week. "Building on the growth in 2010, we can also state with a high degree of certainty that 2011 will be a record year…

September 15, 2010 @ 5:59am

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

Nine out of ten Ontarians support wind farms in their region. This according to a new Ipsos Reid poll commissioned by the Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA). The survey found that the level of support remained high even when respondents were asked how they would feel about a wind project…

July 16, 2010 @ 6:12am

The Atlantic premiers have reaffirmed their commitment to the creation of a collaborative strategy for clean and renewable energy across the region. But they have yet to actually create said strategy. All four Atlantic provinces have been working together on a range of energy issues through the Council of Atlantic…

July 13, 2010 @ 6:56am

AltaLink is consulting with Albertans before developing new transmission lines. The independent transmission provider currently maintains and operates 11,800 kilometres of transmission lines and about 270 substations in Alberta. Scott Thon, AltaLink president and CEO, said in a release that the decision to incrementally stage the development of new transmission…

May 05, 2010 @ 12:34pm

Construction is underway on number 21 on our Top 100 list of Canadian infrastructure projects, the St. Joseph Wind Farm. Finance Minister Rosann Wowchuk, minister responsible for Manitoba Hydro, attended a groundbreaking ceremony this week to mark the start of construction on Manitoba’s largest wind farm. This announcement follows the successful…

April 30, 2010 @ 1:45pm

Nova Scotia has released a plan designed to increase renewable electricity supply, improve energy security, stabilize long-term electricity prices and create opportunities for jobs and investment. Premier Darrell Dexter announced that the province has set a goal of 40 per cent of electricity coming from renewable sources by 2020, nearly…

April 26, 2010 @ 10:19am

NB Power is getting $2.4 million from the New Brunswick Climate Action Fund to develop smart grid technology. The utility will work with its customers to install devices lets it control their electricity consumption remotely. The goal is to accommodate more wind energy into the grid by helping consumers control…

April 01, 2010 @ 5:49am

Interesting timing, Conference Board of Canada (CBC). Choosing to release a report that finds Canadian business have failed to seize new—or even maintain existing—opportunities to sell eco-technologies during one of Canada’s biggest eco-conference, GLOBE, will likely get the CBC some good coverage. According to the report, Global Climate-Friendly Trade: Canada’s…

March 25, 2010 @ 7:13am

About $3.6 million will be invested by NB Power in a smart electric grid pilot project using wind generation. The Customer Load Control for Wind Integration Project is one of 19 selected for funding in January under the Federal Clean Energy Fund. The $32-million project is expected to be completed…

March 24, 2010 @ 6:48am

The Nova Scotia Department of Energy released two reports today with some insight into how the province could meet its renewable energy targets. In July, 2009 the province announced its goal of meeting 25 per cent of the province's electricity needs through renewable sources by 2015. The first was led…

January 13, 2010 @ 2:18pm

What a coincidence...the day we release our Top 100 Projects list for 2010, which is dominated by renewable energy projects (they represent about 27 per cent of the $68-billion list), the feds announce investments in renewable energy projects. So, it`s official, we`re on top of all the industry trends. The…

January 13, 2010 @ 8:40am

The province of British Columbia has released an Energy Plan Report on Progress to update the public on the work that's been done since the province's Energy Plan was released in 2007. Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources Minister Blair Lekstrom said in a release, "The Energy Plan Report on Progress…

April 16, 2009 @ 9:09am

Prince Edward Island is attempting to tap the full potential of one of its most abundant natural resources--wind. A new development plan unveiled earlier this month focuses on maximizing economic opportunity for Islanders. Under the 10-point plan, construction of 500 megawatts of wind capacity will create 850 jobs in rural…

October 27, 2008 @ 7:51am

Epcor Utilities Inc. said Wednesday that it has agreed to cancel a renewable energy supply agreement with the Ontario Power Authority for the company´s 160-megawatt Kingsbridge II wind project, reports Oilweek. The agreement with the utility had required the project to be in service by October 31, however Epcor experienced…

October 16, 2008 @ 12:10pm

The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador will spend $500,000 to identify alternative energy sources for residents of isolated diesel communities in Labrador. The initiative includes an alternative energy study and an energy efficiency community pilot project. The two projects will be carried out by Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro and will…

October 10, 2008 @ 8:16am