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Nuclear suppliers still hope for new Ontario reactors
Canada's nuclear industry isn’t taking the province's decision to scrap plans for two new reactors as final, says the spokesman for nuclear suppliers. "I think the province will, in a year or two years time, once again open the file and look at new construction," said Ron Oberth of the Organization of Canadian Nuclear Industries.
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Smart grid lab coming to Ryerson
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Ryerson University is partnering with Schneider Electric to create Canada's first university smart grid laboratory, set to open in July 2014. The laboratory will be housed at Ryerson's Centre for Urban Energy (CUE), and serve as a research hub for smart grid testing.
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Solar project will produce revenue as well as power
The new solar-panel installation on the roof of the Cobourg Community Centre will produce revenues that could offset the facility's operating expenses by $40,000 a year.
The estimate was offered by communications officer Ashley Purdy, following a press release that the 2,506-panel installation is one of the largest roof-top solar photovoltaic projects in the county — and one of the first to be undertaken through leased space on a municipal facility.
Ontario electricity rates going up Nov. 1
Hydro bills will get more expensive in Ontario starting Nov. 1. The regulated price of electricity is going up 0.5 cents per kilowatt hour across the province for households and small businesses.
The Ontario Energy Board, which sets the prices, estimates that will translate into an extra $4 a month for an average household, or a three per cent increase.
Bala hydro project roils Muskoka and Oakville mayors
Two mayors, one waterfall and a hydro power project: The future of picturesque Bala Falls has led to some hard words between municipal leaders. It has also highlighted the town of Oakville's push to become a player in Ontario's green energy sector. Depending on who's doing the talking, it's a story of the continuing struggle to develop cleaner, green power.
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Groups break ground on Ontario's 19-MW Gitchi Animki small hydropower project
Members of the Pic Mobert First Nation and others gathered to break ground on the 18.9-MW Gitchi Animki hydropower project.
The project, located along the White River in northern Ontario, is being developed by the Pic Mobert Hydro Power Joint Venture. The group represents a partnership between subsidiaries of the Pic Mobert First Nation and Regional Power.
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Nova Scotia company innovating solar energy tech
Julian Jameson, a former computer and video game programmer who lives in Green Hill, N.S., has created what he calls the Okapi fan control system which is designed to work with solar heat collectors to heat buildings resulting in environmental and economical benefits.
Solar air collectors take heat from the sun and typically by convection or a simple control system help heat buildings.
Hydro-Quebec awards $21.1 million in contracts to CVTech subsidiary
CVTech Group has been awarded several contracts worth a total of $45.8 million, including one to build a 33-kilometre electricity transmission line for Hydro-Quebec.
The $20.6 million contract from Hydro-Quebec calls for CVTech's Thirau subsidiary to build a transmission line between two substations in the Monteregie region.
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National Grid opens sustainability hub in Massachusetts
As part of its smart grid program, National Grid has opened the doors to its Sustainability Hub, located in Worcester, MA. The utility says the new facility will provide hands-on education about energy efficiency and emerging energy technologies for customers and the community at large.
Iberdrola completes work on Europe's largest pumped-storage project
An inauguration ceremony earlier this week marked the completion of Europe's largest pumped-storage hydropower project.
Developed by Spanish renewable energy producer Iberdrola, the 2,000-MW La Muela pumped-storage plant is located in Spain's Jucar River Basin and represents an investment of $1.37 billion.
Kudankulam n-power project connects to southern grid
The first unit of the Russian-aided Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) was connected with the southern electricity grid, the project officially announced.
"The first unit of Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project is synchronized to the grid on 22.10.2073 at 0245 hours and generating 160 MW," KNPP said in a statement.
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