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Final documents for version 3 of the FIT Program now available
Ontario Power Authority
Thank you to those who recently submitted feedback on the draft versions of the FIT Program documents. Final versions of the FIT 3 Program Rules, Contract, Standard Definitions and other program documents have now been posted on the FIT Program website. Additional supporting guidance documents will be posted shortly. The rest of the FIT website is also currently being updated and will soon be made available with revised FIT 3 information.
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Ontario improving decision-making on large energy projects
Government of Ontario
The Ontario government is improving the siting of large energy infrastructure projects by implementing 18 recommendations made by the Ontario Power Authority (OPA) and the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO).
The new rules will ensure large energy infrastructure is located in the right place from the start, improve municipal engagement and public consultation, and ensure greater predictability for the energy sector.
Company proposes 1MW power station in place of 140kw micro generator
The Wellington Advertiser
Elora Power(EPC) is planning to undertake an environmental evaluation and assessment for a proposed waterpower project along the south bank of the Grand River, adjacent to the Drimmie Dam.
If approved and constructed, the Elora generating station would have a capacity of one megawatt (MW) and annually produce 3,800 MW hours of renewable energy.
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Letter to the editor: Wind-power awareness campaign
We were dismayed to see mention of Wind Concerns Ontario, a coalition of individuals and community groups concerned about the negative impacts of industrial-scale wind-power generation projects on our communities, on the natural environment, on human health and the economy, mentioned in the Citizen editorial on election financing.
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Canada unveils energy storage research program
The National Research Council of Canada (NRC) has announced its Energy Storage for Grid Security and Modernization research program.
According to the NRC, its initiative establishes new collaborative and co-investment opportunities for the energy storage value chain, including material and technology developers and suppliers, systems integrators, utilities, independent power producers and other end-users.
Nalcor Energy awards contract for construction of Muskrat Falls hydropower project civil works
Italian contractor Astaldi has been a contract worth about $962 million for the construction of major civil works for Canada's 824-MW Muskrat Falls hydroelectric project.
The company, via its subsidiary Astaldi Canada, will construct the plant's powerhouse, intake and gated spillway.
Work progresses on NYPA's Lewiston pumped-storage project modernizations
Upgrades to the first of 12 pump-turbines at the Niagara Hydroelectric Power Plant's 240-MW Lewiston Pump-Generation Plant (LPGP) were completed earlier this week, the New York Power Authority has announced.
The upgrades are part of NYPA's 10-year, $460 million Life Extension and Modernization (LEM) program.
Siemens and Accenture form smart grid joint venture
Accenture and Siemens have entered into an agreement to form Omnetric Group, a new joint venture the partners say will provide the energy industry with advanced solutions and services focused on data management and systems integration.
According to the companies, the solutions will integrate operational technologies — such as distribution management and real-time grid operations — with IT systems supporting smart metering, energy consumption, and work and asset management.
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Saudi Arabia to use shale gas for domestic power generation
In an attempt to reduce its domestic consumption of oil, and therefore free up more product for export to the world markets, Saudi Arabia plans to become one of the first countries outside of North America to use shale gas for power generation.
The U.S. shale gas boom transformed the country from the largest gas importer in the world, to a potentially huge exporter, and Saudi Arabia hopes that fracking will supply it with an abundance of natural gas that can be used for domestic power generation.
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