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Construction of Ontario's 10-MW Okikendawt small hydropower project under way
Construction of Hydromega Services' 10-MW Okikendawt hydropower project has begun, according to a release from the Canadian energy producer. The project located adjacent to an existing dam that controls an outflow from Ontario's Lake Nipissing into the French River is a joint venture between Hydromega and the Dokis First Nation.
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Ontario Government backs new smart grid laboratory
With support from the Ontario government, Ryerson University's Centre for Urban Energy will build a smart grid laboratory. The new laboratory will serve has a hub for researchers and will provide a collaborative facility for testing and demonstrating smart grid ideas and products for Ontario institutions.
Capital Power sells New England plants, refocuses on Alberta
The Globe and Mail
Capital Power is selling assets in the United States — a deal that will result in a loss related to the transaction — and shuttering offices in order to focus its business on Alberta. The company announced plans to sell three combined cycle, natural-gas fired power plants in New England for $541 million.
The government wants to pay you for your energy
It's not often someone comes along and offers you money for nothing. Yet, that essentially is what the government of Ontario is doing with its microFIT program. You now have the opportunity to be paid for something you're probably not using anyway, your roof.
Islanders talking about wind turbines
The Sudbury Star
It has become fairly common these days to hear about various communities in Ontario fighting to stop the building of industrial turbines in their neighbourhoods. The latest to jump on that bandwagon is the Municipality of Amherstburg in Lambton County. That brings it to 64 townships that have said they will not be willing hosts for industrial turbines and 33 that have expressed concerns.
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Canadian mining company secures rights to Chilean hydropower project
Canadian exploration and development company Los Andes Copper has acquired the rights for a 29 MW run-of-river hydropower project in Chile's Region V, HydroWorld.com has learned. In addition to studies for the proposed hydroelectric plant, the memorandum of understanding gives Los Andes non-consumptive water rights to the Rocin River, which runs through the group's mining claims.
New energy infrastructure strategic imperative for Canada
The Globe and Mail
Oil and gas companies need to diversify their export markets because new discoveries south of the border will temper demand for Canadian energy, say the country's natural resources ministers. Joe Oliver, Canada's minister of natural resources, met with the majority of Canada's energy and mining ministers in Yellowknife at their annual meeting.
The rural path to a smarter grid
Around the time YouTube launched, Bluebonnet Electric Cooperative was in the midst of its own network transition. Even as YouTube was beginning to shuttle video bits around the Web at broadband speed, Bluebonnet was weaning itself off of a different sort of network: the human meter readers employed to collect power usage data manually from customer sites.
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