Renewable Energy in Canada Update

A recent Clean Energy Canada study concluded that investment in renewable energy in Canada increased at a dramatic rate of 88 per cent from 2013 to 2014, representing an aggregate investment of more than C$10.7-billion in 2014. This sharp increase catapulted Canada to sixth in the world for investments in new domestic clean-energy-generation projects. Nearly […]

Renewables; ON Power Cost Going Up Again

Pretty good article on renewables can be found at . An access ladder leads through a hatch to the roof of the Ozz Group of Companies in Concord, just north of Toronto. On the roof spread 750 south-facing solar panels, built at the Silfab Solar Inc. factory in nearby Mississauga. Gauges on the Canadian-made […]

Small Hydro Power Market

According to a recent market research report published by Transparency Market Research, the global small hydropower market is estimated to expand at a CAGR of 2.85% during the period between 2015 and 2023. The report, titled “Small Hydropower Market, by installed capacity – Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth Trends, and Forecast, 2015 – 2023”, […]

HRM On, BR#5 Off; Eastern Wind Storm Hammers ON QC; IESO Gets Battery Storage

HR Milner (144MW) online; Battle River#5 (385MW) went offline at 21:00 Sunday.   Hydro-Québec is reporting that customers across the province are slowly getting their electricity back Friday afternoon after more than 28,000 were still without power on Christmas morning. Powerful winds gusting up to 90 km/h knocked out power for nearly 148,000 residents Thursday […]

HRM On/Off; Electric Cars Need Tech Breakthrough; NS Biomass

HR Milner attempted to come back online yesterday but is off again. HE 20 was just under $175 and HE 21 just under $75pushing 7X24 to $33.64 otherwise a normal priced day for AESO.   Without a technology breakthrough, battery electric vehicles are not expected to gain significant market share in the foreseeable future. Besides […]

HRM Offline; NDP Electricity Cost Ugly Forecast

HR Milner (144MW) went offline unscheduled at 03:43 this morning and should be back online by tomorrow.   The “high ideals” of the NDP government will mean higher power prices for all Alberta consumers. That’s the blunt conclusion of a research report on Alberta’s power market from prominent Calgary investment firm FirstEnergy Capital released Tuesday. […]

Canada Electricity Stats; US Security Power Breach

Canada’s demand for electricity declined 2.8% from the same month in 2014 to 40.7 million megawatt hours (MWh) in October. Meanwhile, electricity generation decreased 0.7% to 44.7 million MWh, largely driven by declines in Ontario. Exports of electricity to the United States rose nearly 20% to 4.6 million MWh in October, primarily driven by larger […]

SD#2 Online; Run of River for Parks; Eco Hype

Sundance#2 came back online at 22:07 last night.   River turbines will be used to generate electricity for some campgrounds currently without power in the mountain national parks. Parks Canada is working with Quebec-based company, Idénergie, on the project, which will see about six turbines put into rivers or streams in Banff, Yoho, Kootenay, Glacier […]

SD#2 Offline; EATL Energized; Innergex Cayoose Buy BC Hydro

Sundance#2 went offline at 21:09 yesterday unscheduled.   ATCO Electric announced today the completion of the longest transmission line in Alberta’s history. The Eastern Alberta Transmission Line (EATL) is a critical component of Alberta’s electrical transmission backbone. By reducing the amount of electricity lost during transmission, EATL reduces the amount of power generation required, saving […]