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Ontario and Newfoundland and Labrador agree to evaluate clean electricity trade opportunities
Ontario News
At the 2015 Energy and Mines Ministers' Conference, Ontario Minister of Energy Bob Chiarelli and Newfoundland and Labrador Minister of Natural Resources Derrick Dalley have committed to exploring opportunities for importing clean and reliable electricity from Newfoundland and Labrador into Ontario.
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WiRE and APPrO invite nominations for the 2015 Woman of the Year Award
APPRO
Women in Renewable Energy (WiRE) recently announced that it was accepting nominations for a new 2015 Woman of the Year Award, one of three WiRE Women of Distinction Award categories in 2015. The WiRE Woman of the Year Award will recognize a Canadian woman in the renewable energy sector who has "served the industry with distinction, gone above and beyond the call of duty, and contributed significantly to the expansion and improvement of the power sector." The WiRE Award will be presented by WiRE Founders and Co-Chairs Joanna Osawe and Rebecca Black on November 17 as part of the 27th annual Canadian Power Banquet, during the Canadian Power Conference.
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Ontario appoints new Hydro One board of directors
Ontario News
Ontario has appointed a new board of directors for Hydro One Inc., drawing upon a diverse and accomplished group of proven leaders. The new Board will oversee the company as it prepares to become publicly traded, with a renewed focus on customer service excellence and improved performance and reliability.
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Implementing an Energy Strategy for Canada
Canada's Premiers
Premiers released the Canadian Energy Strategy, a demonstration of their commitment to strengthening the economy, creating jobs, ensuring a secure supply of energy for all Canadians, supporting energy innovation and addressing climate change. The Strategy provides the foundation for provinces and territories to work together on energy priorities and the shared goals of ensuring Canada is a recognized international leader in sustainable and secure energy production, supply and transportation.
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Connecting the dots on climate data in Ontario
Environmental Commissioner of Ontario
Climate change adaptation requires high-quality climate data, Especially projections about what the future climate may look like in a specific geographic area. Climate data consists of pieces of information (data points) about the climate, such as precipitation and temperature, often expressed as trends, averages, and extremes.
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Smart grid-related innovation: The emerging debate
IESO
This discussion paper is being put forward by the Ontario Smart Grid Forum. Its intended purpose is to aid and focus an emerging discussion regarding how the province of Ontario and its energy sector should approach the topic of innovation — particularly insofar as smart grid technologies are concerned.
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Engineers selected to operate CNL's Chalk River nuclear facilities
Canadian Consulting Engineer
After a long and complex selection process Natural Resources Canada has made a decision about who will operate and manage Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL). CNL is the non-generating subsidiary of Atomic Energy of Canada Limited. Recently, the government announced that Canadian National Energy Alliance (CNEA) is the preferred bidder. CNEA includes engineering companies: CH2M Canada, SNC-Lavalin and Fluor, as well as Energy Solutions and Rolls-Royce.
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National report on policies supporting community energy plan implementation
Community Energy Planning
The National Report on Policies Supporting Community Energy Plan Implementation identifies how provincial, territorial and local governments can work with communities to achieve their energy objectives. It includes: A review of the role that communities play in supporting energy objectives at the provincial and territorial level; A review of provincial and territorial policy approaches that support CEP development and CEP implementation in Canadian communities.
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NV Energy buys utility-scale solar at record low price under 4 cents/kWh
Utility Dive
NV Energy, a subsidiary of Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Energy, has agreed to a power purchase agreement (PPA) at a $0.0387 per kWh rate for the 100 MW output of First Solar's Playa Solar 2 installation. It is likely the lowest rate for solar energy-generated electricity made public to date, Bloomberg reports, and is likely the cheapest electricity available in the U.S. today.
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Report: IAEA bullish on long-term role for nuclear
Nuc Net
Global nuclear capacity could grow between 8 per cent and 88 per cent by 2030 because of growth of population and demand for electricity in the developing world, recognition of the role nuclear power plays in reducing greenhouse gas emissions, the importance of security of energy supply, and the volatility of fossil fuel prices, the International Atomic Energy Agency said.
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German wind and solar power overwhelming neighboring grids
Renewable Energy World
Germany's drive to harness wind and solar power is producing so much electricity that it's spilling over into neighbors' grids and increasing the threat of blackouts. Poland and the Czech Republic are spending $180 million on equipment to protect their systems from German power surges, while Austria is curbing some trading to prevent regional networks from collapsing. On a windy day, the overflow east can exceed the output from four atomic reactors.
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