AESO Gets Tight; Alberta GHG Takes First Step; Power Grids on Alert – Solar Storms

AESO was in the triple digits from HE 12 through HE19 with 6 of these hours over $750/MWh while HE14-17 were all over 10,000MW. Alberta’s long-awaited tweak of its regulations limiting greenhouse gas emissions was seen Thursday as baby steps that must become much more ambitious to clear the major hurdles ahead. Phasing in an […]

AB Looks Good – AESO; Caution Advised on Door-to-door Energy Sales Contracts

A forecast of high temperatures through next week means a surge in electricity usage in Alberta is likely, according to the Alberta Electric System Operator. The temperature in Calgary is expected to hover above and below 30C from Thursday until Tuesday, with no rain anticipated until early next week. The prolonged heat could result in […]

Samsung Eyes 20MW ON Solar Farm; NA Reliability Records

Samsung Renewable Energy Inc. hopes to build the Mountsberg solar area, a solar energy farm that would produce 15-20MW or enough energy to power as many as 5,000 homes per year. The company is negotiating 20-year contracts with “several” landowners to host the panels. Farmers like the idea of signing leases that would bring extra […]

GN#1 Off/On, BR#3 Online; Ontario Leads in Electricity Storage

HE 14 and 15 were over $900. Genesee#1 went offline at 08:20 and came back online at 14:23; Battle River#3 came back online at 19:00 yesterday. Ontario is leading the way in deploying energy storage systems in Canada. While the Tesla Powerwall won’t be available to the public until next year, Panasonic Eco Solutions and […]

South Canoe Operational; Can Solar Gets $58 Million US Loan

A 34-turbine wind farm in Nova Scotia is now fully operational, making it the largest in the province. The South Canoe Wind Farm in the municipality of Chester officially opened on Sunday, several months behind the original construction schedule. Canadian Solar Inc. announced that it has signed a financing agreement pursuant to which Deutsche Bank […]

New Peace River Run-of-the-River

The latest group attempting to harness the Peace River for electricity is unveiling its plan for a 330-megawatt run-of-river hydroelectric project dubbed Amisk. Slated for 15.2 kilometres upstream from the Dunvegan Bridge, the project is being developed by AHP Development Corporation, on behalf of Concord Green Energy, BowMont Capital and Advisory Ltd, and several individuals. […]

Kingman REA Sells to Fortis; Sask Still Dreams of Oil Sands Development

Kingman Rural Electrification Association (REA) members have voted to sell their electricity system assets to FortisAlberta. At a special general meeting on April 18, more than 80 per cent of members voted to sell these assets. Kingman REA is located in central Alberta, north of Camrose. The sale, valued at approximately $5.1 million, is subject […]

KH#2 Online; IPPSA On Coal Plants; NWT Applies to Lower Rates; Nova Scotia Power Tidal Power

Keephills#2 came back online at 20:01 last night. Alberta’s NDP government has committed to weaning the province from coal-fired electricity ahead of federal targets, but it may be easier said than done. Evan Bahry, Executive Director of the Independent Power Producers Society of Alberta told Danielle Smith on 770 Afternoons radio show that there are […]