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Premiers agree on principles and vision for Canadian Energy Strategy
Council of the Federation Secretariat
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island – 55th Annual Premiers’ Conference Premiers discussed the Canadian Energy Strategy (CES). British Columbia joined the initiative in November 2013. Quebec is now also a full partner in this initiative. Premiers are pleased that all provinces and territories are now participating in the development of the Strategy.
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Looking to the future for more sustainable energy
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With nine decades of continuous service, Hatch's power unit has a reputation for excellence and innovation in hydro, wind, solar, thermal and nuclear power, and transmission and distribution. Also active in petrochemicals with major assignments in the oil sands of Alberta, Canada, we are now working towards integrating different technologies to supply renewable energy as part of existing thermal schemes.
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How generators manage natural gas to meet electric reliability requirements
APPrO
There are a lot of stresses and strains on North America’s natural gas and electricity systems, but contrary to some people’s impressions, Ontario’s natural gas-fired power generators are well-positioned to act as a force for stability and reliability across the region. This capability may become particularly important as regulators and system managers move to implement changes in various parts of the systems. In fact the natural gas and electricity grids are being seen increasingly as an integrated pair, and are being developed to work in closer co-ordination than ever before.
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Ontario's solar energy program offers payment for generating clean energy
Waterloo Region Record
An opportunity exists to residents in the Province of Ontario for generating clean energy from renewable sources and selling it for a guaranteed price with a fair return on your investment. If you missed this opportunity earlier, you still have a chance to benefit from what this clean energy program has to offer.
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Inside Queen's Park: Provincial hydro talks part of bigger trade picture
Law Times
Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne turned a few heads recently when she opened the door to buying electric power from Quebec on a long-term basis. Both Manitoba and Quebec have a wealth of hydroelectric power and Ontario buys more than 80 per cent of its imported power from Quebec already at the market price. The timing is also curious. The federal government is about to release the details of the comprehensive economic and trade agreement with the European Union, something that may be the catalyst to get the provinces talking seriously about better internal trade relationships.
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OPG: Nuclear waste site is rock solid
Toronto Star
Ontario Power Generation believes it has a rock-solid case for burying nuclear waste at the Bruce nuclear plant near Kincardine. Literally. “The rock is the coolest thing that we’ve got going,” OPG’s Jerry Keto told reporters as the company offered a briefing on upcoming hearings into the waste plan. OPG plans to entomb low- and intermediate-level nuclear waste in a thick layer of limestone 680 metres underground, at the site of the Bruce nuclear plant on the shores of Lake Huron.
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Energy storage draft RFQ released
Ontario Power Authority
The OPA has posted the draft Energy Storage RFQ. The Question and Comment Period for the draft RFQ will be open until October 2, 2014. Feedback should be submitted via storage@powerauthority.on.ca using the draft RFQ feedback form.
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Cornwall's dam funds at risk
Cornwall Standard Freeholder
Cornwall could be losing some or all of its revenue derived from the Moses-Saunders Dam. The provincial government intends to reduce the Power Dam Special Payment Program by 23.5 per cent by 2017, with a phase-in starting in 2015. The city receives about $420,000 annually for hosting the dam's electricity generating station, owned by Ontario Power Generation, within it boundaries.
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An Ontario-Quebec power pact would have a win-win outcome
The Globe and Mail
The days of energy isolationism may be coming to an end for Ontario and Quebec. Canada’s two largest power-consuming provinces, which have long followed their own paths when it comes to electricity, could soon join forces in an energy partnership that will pay dividends on both sides of the border. What’s more, unlike the fallout from deals involving Alberta’s oil sands, this one won’t require building any new pipelines nor will it leave behind a huge carbon trail for future generations.
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Will capacity markets improve Ontario energy procurement?
APPrO
The main argument in favour of capacity markets is that they can be more transparent and technologically neutral than government directed procurement processes.[1] If capacity markets are likely to achieve these goals, they would provide a valuable change to the current system where resource needs are chosen largely on anecdotal and political grounds. However, if capacity markets are not capable of doing this, then they could be just one more policy instrument used by the government to replicate and expand upon the current approach. As a result, the situation before us is whether capacity markets are the cure to what ails us or will they be just one more complicating symptom.
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TSB, OERA announce funding for tidal energy technology development
HydroWorld
The U.K. Technology Strategy Board and Nova Scotia's Offshore Energy Research Association have announced their plan to jointly invest about $1.25 million to accelerate tidal energy development. The financing deal is the result of a memorandum of understanding signed in March that targets improvements that could be used to further the equipment required to produce energy in high-tide areas like Canada's Bay of Fundy — or specifically, advancing environmental monitoring, sensing and instrumentation technologies.
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Utility to employ outage, distribution management systems
Renew Grid
Cambridge and North Dumfries Hydro (CND) has chosen Advanced Control Systems (ACS) to supply an outage management system (OMS) and distribution management system (DMS) to the utility. The OMS/DMS will integrate into the utility's existing PRISM supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) system from ACS to enable CND to operate more efficiently and provide better outage information and more reliable power to their 52,500 customers.
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RMI: Electricity pricing must adapt to embrace distributed generation
Utility Dive
Distributed generation is already here and installations are only expected to increase. But innovation to pricing structures has lagged those developments, according to Rocky Mountain Institute's eLab, which is holding distributed generation resources from being fully integrated onto the electrical system.
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Hawaiian utilities will go all-out on renewables, smart grid
Renew Grid
Hawaiian Electric and its Hawaii Electric Light and Maui Electric subsidiaries will be significantly boosting the amount of renewable energy that is integrated into the grid in the coming years, as well as implementing various smart grid strategies. Central to the increase in renewable energy is utility support for rooftop solar installations. In fact, by 2030, Hawaiian Electric, Maui Electric and Hawaii Electric Light are planning to nearly triple the amount of distributed solar on its grid, prompted by "a clear, open planning process [that] will let customers and solar contractors know how much more solar can be added each year."
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Premiers agree on principles and vision for Canadian Energy Strategy
Council of the Federation Secretariat
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island – 55th Annual Premiers’ Conference Premiers discussed the Canadian Energy Strategy (CES). British Columbia joined the initiative in November 2013. Quebec is now also a full partner in this initiative. Premiers are pleased that all provinces and territories are now participating in the development of the Strategy.

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Ontario clears 100MW Cedar Point project
reNews
Provincial regulators have approved Suncor Energy's 100MW Cedar Point wind project near Lake Huron in southwestern Ontario. The Environment Ministry has issued a renewable energy approval, authorizing construction of 46 Siemens SWT 2.3MW 113 turbines (pictured) in Plympton-Wyoming, Lambton Shores and Warwick Township. Appeals to the Environmental Review Tribunal may be filed within 15 days.

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OPA awards 500 new FIT 3 renewable energy contracts
Canadian Energy Law
Last month, the Ontario Power Authority (OPA) awarded 500 renewable energy contracts, representing 123.5 megawatts of power, under its Feed-in Tariff (FIT) program. According to the OPA, these contracts represent enough energy to power approximately 15,000 homes. "The FIT contracts we are about to offer represent significant investment in Ontario and in our electricity system.

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APPrO Upcoming Events

IPPNY's (Independent Power Producers of New York) 29th Annual Fall Conference
Politics of Power: Aligning Energy and Environmental Goals

Gideon Putnam Resort, Saratoga Springs, NY
Dates: September 8 & 9, 2014
Register
Contact: Vanessa LaClair, CMP
518-436-3749
vanessa@ippny.org

CUEE - Canadian Utilities Equipment & Engineering Show
International Centre, Toronto
Dates: September 9 & 10, 2014
Attendee registration: www.microspec.com/reg/CUEE2014
Exhibitor registration: www.cuee.ca
Contact: Patricia Klayh, Event Manager at 905-265-5360
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APPrO 2014 – Transformation Underway
26th Annual Canadian Power Conference & Networking Centre

Metro Toronto Convention Centre
Dates: November 18 & 19, 2014
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