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Bruce Power employees invest in company's future
Bruce Power
Bruce Power's innovative employee-ownership program has reached an all-time high with 87 per cent of its 4,100 employees investing their own money into the company. "Since 2001, we have created an innovative public-private partnership at Bruce Power, securing not only $7 billion of private invetsment in public assets, but also creating a unique model that allows for both individual employee and union ownership," said Duncan Hawthorne, Bruce Power's President and CEO.
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Agency: Ontario gas-fired generation over-stated
Toronto Star
Natural gas-fired generators haven't been as busy as the agency that runs Ontario's electricity grid first reported. But the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) still says the gas plants have still helped push wholesale power prices sharply higher this winter. Recently, the IESO had said that production from Ontario's gas-fired plants had increased close to 60 per cent this winter.
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Ontario shuns coal; will other provinces follow?
Great Lakes Echo
ake some plant material, bury it beneath layers of sediment, wait millions of years for heat and pressure to build and presto – you've got cheap, readily available, energy-generating coal. Even though coal remains one of the most commonly used and important methods of generating energy across the world, several Canadian environmental groups and health experts, say it’s time to move beyond the Industrial Era staple.
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Innergex, Mi'gmaq communities join forces on planned $365 million Gaspé wind farm
The Globe and Mail
Innergex Renewable Energy Inc. and three Mi'gmaq First Nations communities will go ahead with plans to build a $365 million wind farm in the Gaspé Peninsula after signing a 20-year power purchase agreement with Hydro-Québec. Longueuil, QC.-based Innergex and the Mi'gmawei Mawiomi said that the wind energy project will generate 150 megawatts of power, with a long-term average annual production of about 515,000 megawatt-hours, sufficient to power more than 30,000 Quebec households.
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Marine renewable energy could be wave of future
Cape Breton Post
An information session in Main-a-Dieu supplied just that on a nearby marine renewable energy project. ACAP Cape Breton, in partnership with the Verschuren Centre at CBU and the Offshore Energy Research Association, held an information session on marine renewable energy at the Main-a-Dieu Coastal Discovery Centre. The group also recently held a smiliar session in Port Morien.
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Electrovaya, Canadian Solar partner on microgrid energy storage project
Renew Grid
Electrovaya, a developer and manufacturer of lithium-ion battery systems, has partnered with solar power company Canadian Solar for a microgrid project in which Electrovaya will provide a 200 kWh energy storage system featuring its lithium-ion SuperPolymer 2.0 technology. According to Electrovaya, the project is being funded by the Ontario Smart Grid Fund through the Ministry of Energy.
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Materials experts create spintronic thermoelectric power generators
R&D Magazine
Imagine a computer so efficient that it can recycle its own waste heat to produce electricity. While such an idea may seem far-fetched today, significant progress has already been made to realize these devices. Researchers at the Nanostructured Materials Research Laboratory at the University of Utah have fabricated spintronics-based thin film devices which do just that, i.e. convert even minute waste heat into useful electricity.

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Bruce Power employees invest in company's future
Bruce Power
Bruce Power's innovative employee-ownership program has reached an all-time high with 87 per cent of its 4,100 employees investing their own money into the company. "Since 2001, we have created an innovative public-private partnership at Bruce Power, securing not only $7 billion of private invetsment in public assets, but also creating a unique model that allows for both individual employee and union ownership," said Duncan Hawthorne, Bruce Power's President and CEO.

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OPA's final recommendations on development of new process to procure large renewable energy projects
Ontario Power Authority
The Ontario Power Authority (OPA) submitted a report to the Minister of Energy that included the OPA's final recommendations on the development of a new process to procure large renewable energy projects. See the LRP Final Recommendations Report.

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FERC issues license for tidal energy pilot project in Pacific Northwest
Renew Grid
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has unanimously voted to issue a 10-year pilot license to Snohomish County Public Utility District (PUD) for a 600 kW tidal energy pilot project in Puget Sound, off the coast of Washington state. According to the PUD, the project will be located in Admiralty Inlet, west of Whidbey Island, and includes the installation, operation and evaluation of two large-scale tidal energy turbines at a depth of about 200 feet.
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CMS buys electricity from waste-powered generators
Midland Daily News
CMS Energy has announced a plan to buy back power that its customers produce from farm animal waste, sewage and other organic material. The Jackson-based energy company said that its Consumers Energy unit expects to buy 2.4 megawatts of electrical capacity from anaerobic digesters. They are systems that use waste to generate electricity.
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Rescue craft to have WhisperPower generators
MarineLog
WhisperPower, Drachten, the Netherlands, reports that Germany's Fassmer shipyard has ordered its systems for three 28 m high speed rescue vessels it is building for the Deutsche Gesellschaft zur Rettung Schiffbrüchiger, DGzRS. The order covers the supply of three keel-cooled M-SQ27 1,500 rpm diesel generators with SYMAP generator control for central monitoring and synchronizing with shore power and the main generator.
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Materials experts create spintronic thermoelectric power generators
R&D Magazine
Imagine a computer so efficient that it can recycle its own waste heat to produce electricity. While such an idea may seem far-fetched today, significant progress has already been made to realize these devices. Researchers at the Nanostructured Materials Research Laboratory at the University of Utah have fabricated spintronics-based thin film devices which do just that, i.e. convert even minute waste heat into useful electricity.
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Green fracking? 5 technologies for cleaner shale energy
National Geographic
It may seem strange to hear the words "fracking" and "environmentally friendly" in the same sentence. After all, hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, in which high-pressure chemically treated water is used to crack rock formations and release trapped oil and gas, is a dirty term to many environmentalists. Critics decry the practice for consuming vast amounts of fresh water, creating toxic liquid waste, and adding to the atmosphere's greenhouse gas burden, mostly because of increased risk of leaks of the potent heat-trapping gas, methane.
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Hybrid engine uses less fuel while drilling for it
FuelFix.com
At a plant east of downtown Houston, a North Carolina company is building hybrid power systems for oil rigs. The systems are designed to hook up to normal generators used in the oil field, and charge while the generators are working, according to FlexGen Power Systems, which designed the systems and is building them with Amerimex Motors & Controls in Houston.
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GE taps into the coolest energy storage technology around
Forbes
The development of energy storage technology is going to be one of the defining features of the 21st century's energy landscape. It will allow nations to decarbonise their economies by integrating renewable energy into their grids, reduce peak power demand and make all forms of power generation more efficient.
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