Edmonton Going Green; Ottawa Wants Their Own; Openhydro Gets Bay of Fundy

Edmonton Councillors voted unanimously in favor of the program, which aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 35 per cent by 2035, compared to 2005. They also want to lower energy use by 25 per cent per person. The plan would see more electricity produced locally, more infill development, energy efficient homes, and a greater […]

GN#3 Online, Balancing Pool Releases Annual Report; SunEdison Connects Two ON Solar Plants

Genesee#3 came back online at 21:35 last night. The Balancing Pool 2014 Annual Report has been posted on the website http://www.balancingpool.ca/financial-reports/financial-reports-for-2014/ SunEdison Inc. announced the interconnection of the 17.8MW DC Solar Spirit and the 17.9MW DC Bruining solar power plants, both located in Ontario sold to Independent Electricity System Operator through a 20-year feed-in-tariff agreement. […]

SD#4 Offline; California PUC Redesigns Electricity Pricing

Sundance#4 went offline at 21:17 Friday. With oil prices falling by 45 percent in the last year, the California Public Utilities Commission just decided the way utilities priced energy for 100 years is wrong and intend to mandate that 70 percent of Californians pay much more for energy. The PUC “time-of-use” electricity pricing will also […]

Battery Storage to Change Utility Model; China and Japan Building Coal Gens

Technologies, including battery storage, smart meters and other energy gadgets, are driving change to the traditional utility model around the world, which could in turn increase the demand for critical energy minerals such as lithium, graphite and rare earths. Up until the end of the last century, the breakthrough developments in the field of battery […]

AIES Islanded; BluEarth Reg Approval; US Quadrennial Energy Review

AIES separated from WECC at 01:27 until 01:43 this morning. BluEarth Renewables Inc. of Calgary says it will begin construction next month on its $80-million Bull Creek Wind Project in east central Alberta after winning regulatory approval last week for an amended project that’s smaller than originally planned. The original project northeast of Provost near […]

BR#3 On/Off, HRM Online; Investment Returned; Grand Bend Wind Farm

Battle River#3 went offline at 23:26 Friday and on and off several times finally back on at 02:54 this morning before falling back offline; HR Milner came back online at 17:21 Saturday. Power and hockey in the same news – the four P.E.I. communities that put wind turbines up at their rinks have been given […]

Turner Valley Adds Two Years to Contract; GE Battery Storage for California

The Town of Turner Valley has secured its energy costs for its’ more than a dozen facilities another two years onto an existing electricity contract with Energy Associates International to take advantage of the current electricity prices. In 2013, the Town of Turner Valley changed its electricity providers, locking into a five-year contract. The Town […]