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Draft LRP RFQ materials posted for review and comment, TAT tables, and webinar information
Ontario Power Authority
In preparation for the Large Renewable Procurement program, the draft Request for Qualifications has been posted for review and comment. The draft LRP I RFQ reflects the policy direction outlined in the March 31, 2014 Minister's Direction, the LRP Final Recommendations Report submitted by the OPA to the Minister of Energy on Feb. 28, 2014, as well as the feedback received during the OPA's extensive stakeholder engagement activities conducted to date on the LRP.
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Minister releases directive on the Large Renewable Procurement process
Minister of Energy
In response to the OPA's report, Development of a New Large Renewable Procurement (LRP) Process: Final Recommendations Report, the Minister directs the OPA to develop a draft Request for Qualifications and draft Request for Proposals for its LRP Process. The OPA is to complete its work on the draft RFQ and post it for review and comment by stakeholders no later than April 4, 2014. The RFQ is to be launched by June 9, 2014. The OPA is also directed to continue to develop draft RFP rated criteria in consultation with the Ministry of Energy. Future ministerial direction will define particular features of the final RFP.
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Continuance of the OPA's demand response program under IESO management
Minister of Energy
In Achieving Balance: Ontario's Long-Term Energy Plan, Ontario signalled that responsibility for existing demand response initiatives and introduction of new DR initiatives will be transferred from the OPA to the Independent Electricity System Operator. The OPA has received a directive from the Minister which seeks to facilitate an orderly transition of DR to the IESO administered market.
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Combined heat and power
Minister of Energy
The OPA is directed to develop a new standard offer procurement program to procure 150-MW of CHP, to be known as the "Combined Heat and Power Standard Offer Program 2.0" or "CHPSOP 2.0.". CHPSOP 2.0 will maintain the general structure of the previous CHPSOP, with a number of adjustments. These adjustments include, among other things, designing the program for projects that would provide thermal energy to operations in the Target Sectors; differentiating between the Target Sectors using the following categories: (i) Agricultural Industry Projects (which includes greenhouses, other growing operations and food processing facilities), and (ii) District Energy Projects; and specifying sector-specific procurement targets. The OPA is to launch CHPSOP 2.0’s first application window with a target date of Nov. 3, 2014 for a total capacity of 100MW. CHPSOP 2.0's second window is to be launched in 2015, to procure the balance of the 150MW.
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Procuring energy storage
Minister of Energy
As provided for in Achieving Balance: Ontario's Long-Term Energy Plan, the Government has determined that the procurement of 50-MW of energy storage by the end of 2014 should be pursued. Through a letter dated February 20, 2014 the Minister expressed a preference that this 50-MW be procured through IESO-led procurement efforts (phase one) for as much as 35-MW, and the balance through OPA-led procurement efforts (phase two). The OPA is now directed to undertake an energy storage procurement process for phase two. This procurement process is to be designed in a manner that complements the IESO-led process, and ensures that the OPA is in a position to enter into contracts with successful proponents by the end of September 2014. The procurement process is also to include a contract structure designed to optimize ratepayer and system benefits.
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2015-2020 Conservation First Framework
Minister of Energy
In Achieving Balance: Ontario's Long-Term Energy Plan, the Government established a provincial conservation and demand management target of 30TWh in 2032. To assist the Government in achieving this target, LTEP 2013 also committed to establishing a new six-year Conservation First Framework beginning in January 2015. To remain on track to achieve Ontario's 2013 LTEP CDM target, it is forecasted that 7 TWh needs to be achieved between 2015 and 2020 through Distributor CDM programs enabled by the Conservation First Framework.

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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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Materials experts create spintronic thermoelectric power generators
R&D Magainze
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 to invest $90 million into Unit 3 during planned outage
Shoreline Beacon
A planned maintenance outage in Unit 3 has began, which will see about $90 million invested into the upkeep of these publicly owned assets. The maintenance outage, which has a planned duration of approximately three months, will involve regular Bruce Power staff and about 500 temporary workers and contractors.
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2015-2020 Conservation First Framework
Minister of Energy
In Achieving Balance: Ontario's Long-Term Energy Plan, the Government established a provincial conservation and demand management target of 30TWh in 2032. To assist the Government in achieving this target, LTEP 2013 also committed to establishing a new six-year Conservation First Framework beginning in January 2015. To remain on track to achieve Ontario's 2013 LTEP CDM target, it is forecasted that 7TWh needs to be achieved between 2015 and 2020 through Distributor CDM programs enabled by the Conservation First Framework. In addition, transmission connected customers will continue to have access to OPA CDM programs. The OPA is directed to coordinate, support and fund the delivery of CDM programs through Distributors to achieve a total of 7TWh of reductions in electricity consumption between January 1, 2015 and December 31, 2020
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Algonquin Power closes acquisition of remaining stake in 400-MW wind portfolio
SNL
Algonquin Power & Utilities closed the acquisition of the remaining 40 per cent of a 400-MW wind power portfolio from Gamesa Wind for approximately $115 million. The wind portfolio consists of the 200-MW Minonk project in Illinois, the 150-MW Senate project in Texas and the 50-MW Sandy Ridge project in Pennsylvania. Gamesa Wind will continue to provide operations, warranty and maintenance services for the wind turbines and balance of plant facilities under 20-year contracts, according to a news release.
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Kingston Hydro wins Ontario conservation award
Kingston Herald
Utilities Kingston accepted the "Electricity Distributors Association's Inaugural Conservation Leadership Excellence Award" on behalf of Kingston Hydro. Sponsored by the Ontario Power Authority, the award was presented in recognition of Utilities Kingston and its customers' leadership in Ontario for energy and water conservation.
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Innergex, BC Hydro make changes to Upper Lillooet hydropower project
Hydro World
Canadian power producer Innergex Renewable Energy has reached agreements with utility BC Hydro regarding components of the Upper Lillooet hydropower project. The Upper Lillooet (ULHP) project — which would have included the 74-MW Upper Lillooet, 23-MW Boulder Creek and 16-MW North Creek stations — will be located on Crown land in British Columbia.
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Company moves forward on pumped hydro storage site in Canada
Renew Grid
Turning Point Generation (TPG) is developing a pumped hydro storage site in Alberta. According to the company, the project is anticipated to have a design capacity between 80MW and 150MW and provide sufficient storage to generate about eight hours of electricity at full capacity. TPG adds that the energy storage solution will be connected to the Alberta transmission system.
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Canada seeks public comment on Tazi Twe hydroelectric project
Hydro World
The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency is seeking public comment on the potential environmental effects of the proposed Tazi Twe hydroelectric plant. The 42- to 50-MW project will be located in Saskatchewan and is being evaluated with public input dictated by the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act of 2012, which was instituted to support Canada's Responsible Resource Development Initiative.
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U.S. wind power blows new records
Bloomberg
Wind was responsible for 4.8 per cent of America's electricity used in January. That's the highest January total ever, breaking the record from last January 2013, which broke the record for January 2012, and so on. Click the read more button to view the chart that shows the latest data from the U.S. Energy Information Association.
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The disruptive potential of solar power
McKinsey & Copmany
The economics of solar power are improving. It is a far more cost-competitive power source today than it was in the mid-2000s, when installations and manufacturing were taking off, subsidies were generous, and investors were piling in. Consumption continued rising even as the MAC Global Solar Energy Index fell by 50 per cent between 2011 and the end of 2013, a period when dozens of solar companies went bankrupt, shut down, or changed hands at fire-sale prices.
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Stakeholders form Global Energy Storage Alliance
Renew Grid
The Global Energy Storage Alliance (GESA) has been established as an international nonprofit organization to bring together energy storage and clean energy industry associations to help advance education, collaboration and frameworks about the benefits of energy storage. Co-founders of GESA include the U.S. Energy Storage Association, California Energy Storage Alliance, China Energy Storage Alliance, Germany Energy Storage Association, India Energy Storage Alliance and Alliance for Rural Electrification.
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