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Ontario Power Generation celebrates century of production at Healey Falls hydropower project
Hydro World
Dignitaries from Ontario's Ministry of Energy, the Ontario Waterpower Association, and members of the Campbellford community and hydroelectric power industry joined Ontario Power Generation in celebrating the centennial of the Healey Falls Generating Station. The 18 MW hydropower project, located on the Trent-Severn Waterway, first began producing electricity in 1913 after construction began two years earlier.
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Changes to domestic content and new FIT/microFIT price schedule
Ontario Power Authority
The Minister of Energy directed the OPA to make changes to the FIT and microFIT Programs, including changes to the domestic content rules applicable to new contracts. View the Minister's letter of direction. The OPA has also reviewed and updated the FIT and microFIT price schedule. The OPA is required to review the prices offered to generators under the FIT and microFIT programs on a regular basis to ensure both ratepayer value and a fair return on investment.
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Hatchet Lake Denesuline First Nation to participate in Tazi Twe hydropower project environmental studies
Hydro World
The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (CEAA) has allocated about $50,000 to the Hatchet Lake Denesuline First Nation for its participation in federal environmental assessments of the proposed Tazi Twe hydroelectric project. The money provided under CEAA's Participant Funding Program will allow the Hatchet Lake Denesuline First Nation to take part in upcoming steps of the environmental assessment.
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Wynne supports oil pipelines across Ontario as long as safety, environmental concerns met
Ottawa Citizen
Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne says she isn't opposed to two proposals that would see massive amounts of crude oil moved across Ontario through altered existing pipelines, but she wants to ensure that the pipelines don't jeopardize residents safety. Wynne said it's important that Ontarians realize that they are part of a nation that relies on energy exports for its economic well being and that the province should help to bolster that economy any way it can.
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Local mayors push for more energy
Windsor Star
Greenhouse industry expansion has stalled in Kingsville and Leamington, ON, because of power outages and a lack of available extra electricity to operate new facilities, local mayors said as they lobby provincial officials to fix the situation. Local officials have been battling electricity reliability and availability problems for years as Leamington, Kingsville and parts of Essex are fed electricity from an at-capacity transformer station in Kingsville.
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Coast to coast, a power grid stretched thin
The Globe and Mail
Faced with rising demand and aging infrastructure, Toronto Hydro is spending $184 million to install a transformer just south of the CN Tower to keep the lights on and air conditioners humming along the city’s lake shore. It's the first new transformer station the utility has built since the 1950s, and part of an ongoing investment plan to ensure North America's fourth-largest city has a reliable power system that can withstand whatever nature or malicious humans might throw at it.
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Energy storage is the holy grail of clean energy
Troy Media
People all over the world are beavering away, trying to find an answer to a $10 billion question. How do you cheaply and reliably store energy for the grid? Due to the intermittent nature of solar and wind power, energy storage is key to integrating more and more renewables onto the grid.
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Ontario Power Generation celebrates century of production at Healey Falls hydropower project
Hydro World
Dignitaries from Ontario's Ministry of Energy, the Ontario Waterpower Association, and members of the Campbellford community and hydroelectric power industry joined Ontario Power Generation in celebrating the centennial of the Healey Falls Generating Station.

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This is why we need renewable energy
The Huffington Post
Is this the best of times? Is this the worst of times? Are we in the age of discovery or hurtling towards a blazing, horrible finish?

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Ontario still ahead of the game internationally with commitment to renewable energy despite WTO ruling
The Hill Times Online
Energy markets are fundamentally changing all over the world, and Ontario's green energy policies got that fire going in terms of establishing themselves internationally.

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Western U.S. Utilities call for widespread adoption of smart solar inverters
Renew Grid
The Western Electric Industry Leaders (WEIL) Group, a coalition of regional utility companies and electricity sector stakeholders, is urging the installation of "smart inverters" on all new solar generators in the western U.S. The group says the devices are essential to ensure the smooth integration of solar onto the electric grid.
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ABB commissions 500 MW HVDC underwater power link
Renew Grid
ABB has commissioned the East West Interconnector for Irish transmission system operator EirGrid. ABB says the 500 MW, underwater transmission connection is the highest-capacity link of its kind, based on voltage source converter (VSC) technology, to go into commercial operation.
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