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Ontario Power Authority buying 10 MW from new solar project
Renew Grid
GDF SUEZ Canada and joint venture partners Mitsui and Fiera Axium Infrastructure have announced that the 10 MW Brockville Solar project has entered commercial operation under a 20-year power purchase agreement with the Ontario Power Authority. The $50 million project, developed under Ontario's feed-in tariff program, consists of 42,000 solar panels on approximately 80 acres of land in the Township of Elizabethtown-Kitley, Leeds County, ON.
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New Ontario green energy rules to give municipalities greater control over projects and a chance to collect revenue
National Post
Major changes to Ontario's rules on green energy projects will give municipalities a greater say over the location of new wind and solar farms, and a chance to get a slice of the revenue, Energy Minister Bob Chiarelli said recently. "There's a lot more incentive for municipalities to want to participate," said Mr. Chiarelli.
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Laurentian Bank joins $130 million group refinancing Ontario wind farm
CTV News
Laurentian Bank of Canada says it will be part of a $130 million financial consortium that will refinance a wind farm in Ontario. The Gosfield wind farm project in Kingsville, ON, is part of the renewable energy asset portfolio of Brookfield Renewable Energy Partners.
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Ontario working with communities to secure clean energy future
The Governemnt of Ontario
Ontario is increasing local control over future renewable energy projects to support municipalities and secure the province's clean energy future. Working with the Ontario Power Authority and municipalities, the province will develop a competitive procurement process for renewable projects over 500 kilowatts.
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Canadian hydroelectric power provider prepares to celebrate 100th year
Hydro World
Orillia Power is celebrating a centennial of operation by hosting a festival for the community, the Canadian utility announced. Established in 1913 as the Orillia Water, Light & Power Commission, the company is marking its 100th anniversary on June 15 with a free barbecue, bucket truck rides, face painting, balloon animals, educational displays and more.
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The smart grid's biggest big data contender
The Energy Collective
C3 Energy, the Silicon Valley startup founded by software billionaire Tom Siebel, has quietly been building on an audacious promise: a big data integration and analytics engine, hosted in the cloud, that can aggregate and put to use all of the world's information, practically speaking, as it pertains to the complexities of big energy systems.
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The flattening of peak and base prices
Energy Transition
The difference between the price of electricity at times of low demand and high demand has shrunk dramatically in Germany over just the past few years. As Craig Morris points out, one result is that pumped storage no longer pays for itself.
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Tim Hudak, Ontario PC Leader joins Bob Chiarelli, Ontario Minister of Energy at the 12th Annual Ontario Power Summit.
 


Connecticut House approves new renewable portfolio standards
Hydro World
Legislation approved the Connecticut House of Representatives will allow large-scale hydroelectric projects to count towards the state's renewable energy portfolio but not without a caveat. The bill, called An Act Concerning Connecticut's Clean Energy Goals expands Connecticut's definition of Class I hydropower resources to include projects with capacities up to 30 MW.
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New York Power Authroity spending millions on transmission improvements
Renew Grid
The New York Power Authority has announced $31 million in new funding to help upgrade its transmission system in central and northern New York. The action stems from the recommendation in Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo's New York Energy Highway Blueprint for accelerating construction and repair of the state's aging transmission infrastructure.
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New York Power Authority spending millions on transmission improvements
Renew Grid
The New York Power Authority has announced $31 million in new funding to help upgrade its transmission system in central and northern New York.

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Connecticut seeks to literally water down its RPS, could it happen in your region?
Renewable Energy
Since I live in New Hampshire and write about the global renewable energy industry, once in a while small local news that might appear to be of minor importance to my neighbors leaps out at me as something that could end up having a huge impact on the renewable energy industry.

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Construction begins at two U.S. nuclear reactors
Power Magazine
In the U.S., where construction of new nuclear reactors has stalled for three decades, two separate nuclear projects completed placement of basemat structural concrete for new AP1000 reactors a few days apart.

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Nigeria lays out plans to privatise 10 power plants
Reuters
Nigeria will privatise 10 more state power plants by mid-2014, advisers to the government as part of plans to overhaul the country's feeble electricity sector. President Goodluck Jonathan pledged nearly three years ago to privatise the bulk of Nigeria's electricity sector, in an effort to end chronic power shortages that are the biggest brake on growth in Africa's second largest economy.
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China Power announces plan for 7 GW hydropower plant in Indonesia
Hydro World
China Power Investment Corporation has unveiled a plan to invest $17 billion in developing 7,000 MW of hydroelectric power in Indonesia's North Kalimantan region. The Chinese state-owned utility said the unnamed hydropower project will be constructed in stages along the Kayan River, with work hoped to begin in 2014.
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