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Renewable Energy Approval technical guidance bulletins
Government of Ontario
The Ministry of the Environment (MOE) has finalized the "Technical Guide to Renewable Energy Approvals". This guide provides a comprehensive and detailed explanation of the requirements a proponent must meet in order to complete an application for a Renewable Energy Approval (REA) in accordance with O. Reg. 359/09 under the Environmental Protection Act.
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Aboriginal Community Energy Plans
Ontario Power Authority
The Ontario Power Authority is pleased to launch the revised Aboriginal Community Energy Plan (ACEP) 2.0 Program. The ACEP Program is now accepting funding Proposals. The revised ACEP Program is an annual proposal-based program that assists First Nations and Métis Communities in developing a community energy plan or to update an existing community energy plan.
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Ontarians favour nuclear power by 2-1 ratio
Toronto Star
Ontarians favour nuclear power by a margin of more than two to one, a new public opinion survey suggests. The Forum Research poll found that 54 per cent are comfortable with atomic energy compared to 23 per cent who oppose it, while 23 per cent had no opinion.
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Sunnybrook taking part in innovative electricity grid initiative, the first of its kind in Ontario
Canada News Wire
The latest innovation to Ontario's bulk electricity system is happening in the unlikeliest of places: the chiller room at Toronto's Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. Come see firsthand how large electricity consumers like Sunnybrook are joining the ranks of traditional generators, by providing a highly specialized balancing function to the power grid, a first of its kind in Ontario.
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New women's organization goes on the WiRE at wind energy conference
Women in Renewable Energy
A new, distinctly female voice was heard today in the renewable energy sector in Ontario, with the launch of the new Women in Renewable Energy (WiRE) group at the Canadian Wind Energy Association's (CanWEA) 2013 annual conference in Toronto. Designed to advance the role and recognition of women working in the diverse renewable energy (RE) sector in Ontario, WiRE programming launches immediately with a rooftop solar site visit on Nov. 5 and a social media outreach campaign.
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APPrO 2013 – 25th Anniversary Canadian Power Conference & Power Networking Centre
Metro Toronto Convention Centre
November 19 to November 20, 2013
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CanSIA - Canadian Solar Industries Association
Canadian Nuclear Association
Ontario Sustainable Energy Association
Ontario Waterpower Association
Canadian German Chamber of Commerce
QUEST Canada
Electricity Human Resources Canada

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Minister: Hydroelectric power's future in Ontario strong
Hydro World
Speaking at the Ontario Waterpower Association's annual conference and exhibition, Minister of Energy Bob Chiarelli affirmed the role of hydroelectric power in the province's current and future energy sector. "Hydroelectric power is a central pillar of the government's renewable electricity portfolio," Chiarelli said. "Clearly, the province's hydroelectric generation sector has been in the renewable energy business since before the term 'renewable' was common currency."
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Renewable Energy Approval technical guidance bulletins
Government of Ontario
The Ministry of the Environment (MOE) has finalized the "Technical Guide to Renewable Energy Approvals". This guide provides a comprehensive and detailed explanation of the requirements a proponent must meet in order to complete an application for a Renewable Energy Approval.

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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).

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Siemens and Accenture form smart grid joint venture
Renew Grid
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.

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Great River Energy signs 200 MW seasonal exchange with Manitoba Hydro
Renew Grid
Maple Grove, a nonprofit wholesale electric cooperative, has signed a 200 MW seasonal diversity exchange with utility Manitoba Hydro of Winnipeg, extending an arrangement that has been in place since 1995. The new agreement runs until 2030. According to Great River Energy, the seasonal diversity exchange takes advantage of the fact that Manitoba Hydro's load peaks during winter due to demand for heating, while Great River Energy experiences its peak loads in the summer due to higher air conditioner use.
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B.C. Hydro claims poll shows strong support for Site C project
Times Colonist
B.C. Hydro claims a new poll shows potential support for the proposed Site C hydroelectric dam project to be as high as 84 per cent provincewide. However, opponents of the project are skeptical of how those results were reached. A survey of 1,054 British Columbians by Anderson Insight released found 42 per cent support the construction of the $8 billion project, while another 42 per cent voiced acceptance of the dam with conditions on construction or other factors.
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