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Province still mum on Ontario Power Generation plant's long-term future
The Chronicle Journal
Those arguing in favour of keeping Thunder Bay's power station open say the coal-burning plant got a shot in the arm thanks to an Ontario Energy Board ruling which says it must run at least for the duration of 2013. But the province is remaining coy about the Ontario Power Generation station's long-term fate, saying a proposed conversion to natural gas is still undecided.
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Gas-to-energy plant opens in rural Ontario
Solid Waste & Recycling
Landfill gas-to-energy plants are cropping up more and more in smaller rural areas, such as a new facility in Moose Creek, ON, a tiny community about 60 kilometres east of the nation's capital. The new 4.2 megawatt facility is located at Moose Creek's Laflèche Environmental facility. It is a joint project between Energy Ottawa (part of Hydro Ottawa) and Integrated Gas Recovery Services.
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Ontario Energy Board's power to order restitution confirmed
Mondaq
The Divisional Court has recently confirmed that the Ontario Energy Board (OEB) may order a party which has contravened an "enforceable provision" to pay restitution to those affected by the breach. The case involved retail energy marketing but appears to support broad remedial powers across a wide range of the OEB's regulatory mandate.
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B.C., Alberta premiers talk energy exports in Ontario
Global Toronto
Senior bureaucrats in Alberta and British Columbia have been tasked with thawing a frosty relationship between the two provinces around energy exports. Alberta Premier Alison Redford and B.C. Premier Christy Clark emerged from a meeting of provincial premiers in Ontario to announce they have formed a working group led by the two top energy officials from each province.
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Wind farm proposed on Leslie Spit
Toronto Star
Wind turbines on the Leslie Street Spit? A little-known renewable energy company claims to be working on a wind project at the base of the spit. Details of the proposal are sketchy, and the proponent is something of a mystery. But opponents of the project are already starting to rally. A firm called Sunwincor International says it is considering the wind power development.
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Doctors urge province to ramp-up renewable energy
Hamilton Spectator
The Ontario government's recent announcement that it will add 900 megawatts of new renewable energy to the provincial grid is welcome news indeed. Projected to come online starting in 2014, the new electricity will be sufficient to power over 125,000 homes every year and create over 6,000 jobs.
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Substation automation systems market to surpass $15 billion by 2020
Renew Grid
The global market for substation automation systems is poised to jump from $2.94 billion in 2012 to $15.58 billion by 2020, according to a report from Zpryme. The research firm explains that substation automation systems allow electric utilities to optimize their substations. In 2012, the report says communication networks and monitors, intelligent electronic devices (IEDs), and sensors accounted for 59 per cent of the global substation automation market.
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Are we there yet? Biggest-ever energy storage trial launches
Smart Grid News
S&C Electric Europe, Samsung SDI and Younicos have signed a joint agreement to deploy Europe's largest intelligent network storage project, onto a U.K. Power Networks substation, saving over $9.2 million on traditional network reinforcement methods. By providing frequency regulation as well as load shifting, the project will also stabilise the grid much more effectively than traditional thermal generators, providing more space on the grid for clean, but intermittent renewable energies.
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Province still mum on Ontario Power Generation plant's long-term future
The Chronicle Journal
Those arguing in favour of keeping Thunder Bay's power station open say the coal-burning plant got a shot in the arm thanks to an Ontario Energy Board ruling which says it must run at least for the duration of 2013.

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Toronto pipeline critics call for Enbridge to double energy conservation
Hazmat Magazine
Canadian environmental organizations want Enbridge Gas Distribution to more than double its investment in Ontario energy conservation, rather than construct a new pipeline to import U.S. shale gas to the Greater Toronto Area.

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Renewables outpace coal, oil and nuclear in the U.S. during first half of year
North American Wind Power
Renewable energy sources, including wind, solar, biomass, hydro and geothermal, accounted for 24.93 per cent of all new U.S. electrical generating capacity installed in the first six months of this year for a total of 2,144 MW.

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EIA: Renewable energy, nuclear power world's fastest-growing energy sources
Penn Energy
The U.S. Energy Information Administration's (EIA) recently released International Energy Outlook 2013 (IEO2013) projects that world energy consumption will grow by 56 per cent between 2010 and 2040, from 524 quadrillion British thermal units (Btu) to 820 quadrillion Btu. Most of this growth will come from non-OECD (non-Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development) countries, where demand is driven by strong economic growth.
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Capgemini wins $40 million smart grid deal from consumers energy
Renew Grid
Capgemini, a provider of consulting, technology and outsourcing services, has entered into a contract worth about $40 million to support a smart meter program with Michigan-based utility Consumers Energy. Part of the $750 million Smart Energy Program, Capgemini says its work will involve the implementation of smart metering technology and associated network and computing infrastructure, essential to the installation of approximately 1.8 million electric and 600,000 gas advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) endpoints throughout Consumer Energy's service territory.
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