CEA Releases 2015 Sustainable ElectricityTM Annual Report,

The Canadian Electricity Association released its 2015 Sustainable ElectricityTM Annual Report, titled “Delivering Value to Canadians”. The report highlights that CEA member companies achieved a 5.8 per cent reduction in GHG emissions in 2014, contributing to a significant 22 per cent reduction in carbon emissions over the last five years. Other air pollutants such as […]

BR#5 Offline; AB Wind Up; OPG Starts 28MW Dam Work; Amherst Island Wind Project gets Green Light

Battle River#5 continues its struggles as it went offline again at 03:00 this morning. The wind forecast is up for the next few days so expect AESO prices to be weaker. Ontario Power Generation and Coral Rapids Power, a company owned by Taykwa Tagamou Nation, have begun work on a new 28 megawatt hydroelectric generating […]

BR#5 Online; PEI Cable Not Enough; New Hydro for Boston

Battle River#5 came back online at 09:21 yesterday. The two new undersea cables connecting P.E.I. to the mainland, which were meant to solve the province’s electricity needs, will not be enough, says the Island’s main electrical utility Maritime Electric. The P.E.I. government lobbied for years to get federal funding for two new undersea cables to […]

BR#5 Offline; NS Halts Biomass; IESO Large Renewable

Battle River#5 went offline at 08:48 yesterday. Nova Scotia’s Department of Energy wants to know if halting some biomass projects in 2016 would lower the province’s ballooning green energy costs as it reassesses small scale renewable energy projects over the next 60 days. Earlier this month the government killed Nova Scotia’s community feed in tariff […]

KH#2 Online; AltaLink Cooking Lake Line Still Waiting

Keephills#2 came back online at 13:52 yesterday. A proposed 138-kV transmission line from the Edmonton area to South Cooking Lake by AltaLink remains under consideration. AltaLink proposed to run a portion of the 25-kilometre-long Cooking Lake transmission line and substation project parallel to Highway 14, in southern Strathcona County. The power company has also proposed […]

UCA Wants Intervener Status for TransAlta; Notley Looks to Want Out of the Oil Sands

Alberta’s Utilities Consumer Advocate has requested intervener status in an upcoming TransAlta penalty hearing to seek restitution for the high power prices that Albertans had to pay as a result of the manipulation of the electricity market. One of the UCA’s key objectives in seeking to participate in this proceeding is to advocate for an […]

SD#3 BR#4 Off/On; ON Gets 2MW Battery; NS Tidal Turbines Challenged by Striped Bass

Sundance#3 went offline from 07:26 until 15:05 yesterday; Battle River#4 went offline from 23:22 yesterday until 00:41 this morning but AESO 7X24 yesterday stayed under $25/MWh. The latest claimant to the crown of ‘largest flow battery installation in North America and Europe’ has emerged, with the award of a 2MW project in Canada to US […]

SD#1 Online, KH#2 Off; NWT Heat Exchangers

Sundance#1 came back online at 06:23 and Keephills#2 went offline at 16:01 yesterday. A cogeneration system using Bowman heat exchangers has halved electricity costs in a remote Canadian community and could transform power generation across the whole region. Bowman charge air and exhaust gas heat exchangers have been installed in an upgraded cogeneration system that […]