APPRO PowerBrief
Apr. 4, 2013

NEB fixes multi-year tolls for TransCanada mainline, decision enables the mainline to remain competitive
National Energy Board
The National Energy Board announced its decision to fix multi-year tolls on the TransCanada Mainline. The Board's decision provides TransCanada with the tools to respond to the increased competitive risk facing the Mainline. The Board's reasons can be found in its Reasons for Decision at www.neb-one.gc.ca. In its application, TransCanada asked the Board to consider restructured pipeline services and tolling across its pipeline network, which includes the Mainline, the Alberta System and the Foothills System. More

Ontario First Nations sign on for 100 MW wind farm development
Electric Light and Power
The Aamjiwnaang and Bkejwanong First Nations jointly entered into a partnership with Northland Power to develop the 100 MW Grand Bend Wind Farm Project, located near Grand Bend, ON. Bkejwanong First Nation, also known as Walpole Island, is located near Wallaceburg, on the border between Ontario and Michigan.More

First wind project under Ontario's Samsung deal gets started
Toronto Star
Ontario's controversial $7 billion green energy deal with a consortium led by Samsung Renewable Energy is finally set to rise out of the landscape of southwestern Ontario. Construction of the 270-megawatt South Kent wind project is now under way, contractor Renewable Energy Systems Canada.More

TransCanada statement regarding NEB decision on Canadian mainline restructuring proposal
Update Magazine
TransCanada Corporation responded to the National Energy Board decision on TransCanada's 2012-2013 restructuring proposal for tolls and service on the Canadian Mainline. The NEB decision was released a lengthy public hearing that concluded last December.More

How Ontario is putting an end to coal-burning power plants
Yale Environment 360
By most measures of environmental policy and progress, Ontario, Canada ranks well. Over the last half-century, Canada's most populous province required cities and industries to treat every gallon of wastewater, dramatically reduced the level of sulfur and other pollutants that caused acid rain, and convinced the big and politically powerful pulp and paper industry to install state-of-the-art emissions control equipment.More

Norfolk Power sold to Hydro One
Canada News Wire
Norfolk County announced that it has sold Norfolk Power to Hydro One for $93 million. Norfolk Power is Norfolk County's holding company for Norfolk Power Distribution, its electricity distributor, and Norfolk Energy, its telecom company. The selection of Hydro One is the result of a comprehensive four-month competitive sale process which involved expressions of interest or proposals from numerous potential buyers. More

Wind turbine projects halted
Northumberland Today
The companies developing industrial wind turbine installations near both Grafton and Centreton have announced the Clean Breeze Wind Park projects will not proceed for financial reasons. The grassroots organization opposed to these developments on the Oak Ridges Moraine raising not only environmental concerns but those related to depreciated land value and health effects related to the setback rules for wind turbines.More

Ontario First Nations sign on for 100 MW wind farm development
Electric Light and Power
The Aamjiwnaang and Bkejwanong First Nations jointly entered into a partnership with Northland Power to develop the 100 MW Grand Bend Wind Farm Project, located near Grand Bend, Ontario.More

Lincoln cuts wind power line deal
Niagara Advance
Wind energy is going underground in Lincoln. The town announced they've struck a deal with Niagara Region Wind to bury a nearly five-kilometre stretch of transmission lines set to run through the town if wind turbines go up in West Lincoln and Wainfleet.More

BC Hydro contracts with imperial for Northwest Transmission Line
Renew Grid
Imperial Metals says it has entered into a transmission development agreement with BC Hydro for the construction of an extension to the Northwest Transmission Line.More

Concerned coalition
Black Burn News
A coalition has been formed to slow or stop the approval of a nuclear waste storage not far from the Lake Huron shoreline in Bruce County. Ontario Power Generation officials came to Sarnia claiming the underground facility would have no impact on water sources. Chair of the Inverhuron Committee Marti McFadzean says they have teamed up with two groups, one called the Bluewater Coalition which has representatives from Owen Sound to Lucknow. More

Toronto Hydro CEO gets pension top-up of up to $1.65 million
Toronto Star
Toronto Hydro chief executive Anthony Haines received a hefty pay hike in 2012, plus a special pension allowance that could be worth up to $1.65 million. While other executives at the city-owned utility received zero or minimal raises, Haines saw his total compensation jump to $935,501 from $851,983, an increase of 9.8 per cent.More