APPRO PowerBrief
Aug. 29, 2013

The Greening of Community Power
Community-based power generation, a key part of the Ontario government's energy policy, appears to be undergoing significant re-working. In addition to providing considerable incentives for community and Aboriginal organizations to become project owners and developers under the FIT program, the Ontario government is also encouraging communities to become more engaged in local power planning and development issues.More

Bruce Power shares its vision
In an innovative communications initiative, Bruce Power is inviting Ontarians to consider the pivotal choices we can make now, and their impacts on our collective future. At the same time it's posing some challenging questions about how energy needs are to be met 20, 30 and 40 years from now. "It's essential we communicate a clear vision of how Bruce Power is contributing to the Ontario we aspire to build over the long term," said Duncan Hawthorne, Bruce Power President and CEO.More

Ontario supports emerging smart grid innovations
Government of Ontario
Ontario is building on its momentum to create the most connected, efficient and reliable energy grid in the world. With support from the province, Ryerson University's Centre for Urban Energy will build an innovative 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.More

ACS wins contract for Ontario's 19-MW White River hydropower project
Hydro World
Spain's Actividades de Construccion y Servicios (ACS) has been selected to construct the 19-MW White River hydropower project in northern Ontario, the company's Canadian unit said. White River includes two small hydro plants, which will be located about six miles apart. The upper powerhouse will be called Gitchi Animiki Bezhig, and the lower Gitchi Animki Nilzh.More

First Solar sells Canadian Power Plants to GE-Alterra partnership
The Wall Street Journal
First Solar announced that it has sold a collection of solar projects in Ontario, Canada, totaling 50 megawatts (MW) AC to an investment partnership led by GE unit GE Energy Financial Services. Terms were not disclosed. More

California and Quebec cap and trade systems set to link
Zizzo Allan
Combining forces to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and fight climate change, California and Quebec will officially link their cap-and-trade programs on Jan. 1, 2014. "California and Quebec both recognize that putting a price on carbon and letting the market find cost-effective and innovative solutions is the wisest approach both environmentally and economically," wrote former California governor Gray Davis and former Quebec premier Jean Charest.More

Upcoming Events
IPPNY's 28th Annual Fall Conference
Gideon Putnam Resort, Saratoga Springs, NY
September 10, 2013 to September 10, 2013

The Future of Electricity Prices in Ontario and Key Canadian Markets
Toronto, ON, Canada
September 19, 2013 to September 20, 2013
APPrO Members receive 15% discount on registration.

CanWEA's 29th Annual Conference and Exhibition
Metro Toronto Convention Centre
October 7, 2013 to October 10, 2013

COGENCanada Conference Seminar
Hampton Inn by Hilton, Ottawa
October 29, 2013 to October 30, 2013
To register contact:
Phone: 613-741-2300

APPrO 2013 – 25th Anniversary Canadian Power Conference & Power Networking Centre
Metro Toronto Convention Centre
November 19 to November 20, 2013

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ADMS to the rescue?
Renew Grid
Renewable energy is clean and it helps lessen our dependence on finite fossil fuels. According to the International Energy Agency's recently released five-year outlook, wind power generation will increase by 19 per cent and solar generation is likely to jump a whopping 79 per cent in 2013. That's great news except for the significant engineering challenges of actually integrating large amounts of renewables and distributing their power consistently and reliably.More

The Greening of Community Power
Community-based power generation, a key part of the Ontario government's energy policy, appears to be undergoing significant re-working.More

Energy storage is the holy grail of clean energy
Troy Media
People all over the world are beavering away, trying to find an answer to a $10 billion question. How do you cheaply and reliably store energy for the grid?More

Local mayors push for more energy
Windsor Star
Greenhouse industry expansion has stalled in Kingsville and Leamington, ON, because of power outages and a lack of available extra electricity to operate new facilities, local mayors said as they lobby provincial officials to fix the situation.More

Obama signs new hydropower legislation
Renew Grid
President Barack Obama signed into law two bills designed to expand hydropower production in the U.S. by improving and streamlining the licensing process for small hydropower projects. Previously, the Senate unanimously passed the legislation just before it adjourned for August; the House passed each bill with nearly unanimous support earlier in the year.More

25,000 Ontario jobs could be created by 2025 by energy conservation
Canada News Wire
By reducing its energy use 25 per cent by 2025, Ontario is poised to create 25,000 new jobs in the province, says Blue Green Canada's report, More Jobs, Less Pollution. Based on work from Ontario economic experts at the Centre for Spatial Economics, a 25 per cent reduction in energy use by 2025 would also result in a $3.7 billion increase in GDP, as well as a provincial and federal deficit reduction of nearly $2 billion. More