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Eight Bruce Power reactors feeding grid
Owen Sound Sun Times
All eight units at Bruce Power were sending power to the grid for the first time in about two decades. Unit 6 at Bruce B returned to service from a planned maintenance outage, marking the first time since the early 90's that all eight units were simultaneously sending power to the provincial energy grid, Bruce Power announced in a news release.
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Ontario Liberals suddenly keen to reveal cost of cancelling Oakville power plant
Toronto Star
The minority Liberal government is suddenly eager to reveal a figure on the true costs of scrapping an Oakville, ON, power plant officially put at $40 million before the 2011 election. In an abrupt change of strategy following the damaging report from Ontario auditor general Jim McCarter on higher-than-expected costs for scrapping a similar plant in Mississauga, ON, Energy Minister Bob Chiarelli wants the Ontario Power Authority to come forward with a number.
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Toronto Hydro teams up to paint the town green for Earth Week
Canada News Wire
More than 300 Toronto Hydro-Electric System employees and their friends and families, joined forces with City of Toronto staff and Local Enhancement & Appreciation of Forests volunteers to plant trees and shrubs in Milliken Park. In addition to investing in the community's green infrastructure, Toronto Hydro has been working in the Milliken Park neighbourhood since 2011 upgrading the area's electrical infrastructure.
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Ontario government will table the budget May 2
CTV News
Ontario's governing Liberals will unveil a budget May 2 with a lower-than-anticipated deficit of $9.8 billion in 2012-13, Finance Minister Charles Sousa said. The Liberals forecast a deficit of $14.8 billion in last year's budget, then lowered the figure to $11.9 billion in January.
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Assessing Curtailment Risk In Ontario
Mondaq News Alerts
Stretching back to the all-party Select Committee on Alternative Fuel Sources" in 2001, the province of Ontario's commitment to renewable energy has been strong and, for the most part, unwavering. By the mid-2000's, with the launch of Ontario's Renewable Energy RFP I and II, renewables had begun to be seen as a viable offset to generation from the province's massive coal-fired generating plants – the largest single source of air pollution in Canada. Ontario's once gigantic coal-fired generating capacity will be closed by the end of 2013.
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RMEL awards program
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RMEL confers distinguished leadership, industry leadership and honorary life member. These awards are conferred at the RMEL Fall Convention, typically in September. The 2013 RMEL Awards Nomination Deadline is June 3, 2013.
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P2 Solar Engaged to build solar PV rooftop project
Market Wire
P2 Solar announces the construction of a state of the art solar rooftop PV system for Canada Ticket at their office and warehouse complex based in British Columbia in Langley. This project will be the first in Canada for P2 Solar and of the larger single solar PV project ever connected to the Provincial grid, which is operated by B.C. Hydro.
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Ontario Liberals suddenly keen to reveal cost of cancelling Oakville power plant
Toronto Star
The minority Liberal government is suddenly eager to reveal a figure on the true costs of scrapping an Oakville, ON, power plant officially put at $40 million before the 2011 election.

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Power grid a good idea
TB News Watch
Goldcorp and 21 First Nations have come to a landmark agreement that could bring hydro electricity to Ontario's Far North.

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Siemens and Teradata team up over grid big data
Gigaom
Utilities are increasingly embracing the tools needed to manage big data, and on Monday data warehouse software firm Teradata said it's teamed up with power grid giant Siemens for a better way to manage the massive data flowing off the smart grid.

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Mad about your hydro bill? Blame nuclear and gas plants
Toronto Star
Payments to nuclear and gas-fired generating plants, not to renewable energy suppliers are the main ingredients in the biggest component of your hydro bill. That's the conclusion of a study done for the Independent Electricity System Operator, which runs Ontario's power market.
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Renewable power just too costly
Financial Post
In May, 2009, Energy Minister George Smitherman oversaw the enactment of his Green Energy and Green Economy Act. It required that Ontario electricity consumers pay high prices for certain kinds of renewable power, including 13.5 cents for wind and up to 80.2 cents for small rooftop solar. Four years later Ontarians are asking if they can afford such big premiums for renewable power over the eight cent cost of existing power.
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