APPRO PowerBrief
Sep. 10, 2015

Bruce Power investment in public assets has delivered significant value to Ontario
A report concludes that Bruce Power's unique structure has helped Ontario achieve a number of key goals including keeping electricity prices low for families and businesses, helping ensure Ontarians have clean air to breathe while injecting more than $10 billion of private investment into public assets without impacting the province's balance sheet in the process.More

Ontario Power Generation, Taykwa Tagamou partnering to develop 28-MW Sutherland hydropower
Work has begun on the 28-MW Sutherland hydropower plant in Ontario, partners Ontario Power Generation and Coral Rapids Power have announced. The $228.3 million project — named after community leader Peter Sutherland Sr. — will divert water through a powerhouse from New Post Creek before re-depositing it some 250 meters away in the Abitibi River. More

It's time to put an end to Alberta's energy waste
The government in Alberta released its "Climate Leadership Discussion Document" as part of their plan to 'take more of a leadership role' in addressing climate change. CESAR researchers have been exploring cost-effective strategies to transform Alberta's energy systems to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions so over the next few months, we will post on, the results of some of our analyses.More

Siemens behind microgrid for Native American reservation
Siemens Energy and Schatz Energy Research Centre from California's Humbold University have teamed up to develop a microgrid for the Blue Lake Rancheria Native American reservation in California. The microgrid will supply electrical power to the reservation's key buildings and institutions across 0.4 square kilometres.More

Microgrids encircle utilities
The Marine Corps Air Station near San Diego could be a microcosm of not just how the U.S. military does business but also how corporate America will transact commerce. It is using a microgrid that was developed in part with Raytheon technology, in conjunction with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. Here, solar panels are creating the electricity that is then harnessed by a battery storage system built by Primus Power.More

Rolls-Royce to provide biogas CHP system in Wisconsin
Rolls-Royce has been selected by Wisconsin-based Statz Bros., Inc to provide an MTU Onsite Energy Series 4000 combined heat and power system for its newly developed dairy facility. The system will operate on biogas generated by the anaerobic digestion of cow manure from the facility's more than 2,500 Holsteins.More

Abengoa selected to build the world's largest biomass combined heat and power plant in the U.K.
Abengoa, an international company that applies innovative technology solutions for sustainable development in the energy and environment sectors, and Toshiba Corporation, have been selected as preferred bidders to build the Tees Renewable Energy Plant. The project is owned by MGT Teesside, a subsidiary of MGT Power, a British company committed to developing utility scale biomass CHP projects. This will be the world's newly built largest power and steam from biomass plant, and will be located in the Port of Teesside, Middlesbrough, United Kingdom. More

Fuell cell CHP goes MW-scale in Germany
An agreement has been put in place to build Europe's first commercial MW-scale fuel cell power plant. FuelCell Energy Solutions (FCES), the European subsidiary of US-based FuelCell Energy, and Germany's E.ON Connecting Energies will collaborate on the 1.4-MW plant at non-corroding materials manufacturer Friatec's headquarters and production facility in Mannheim, Germany. E.ON will own the plant, and FCES will install, operate and maintain it under a long-term service agreement, the companies said in a statement.More

Iran builds Mideast's first geothermal plant
Press TV
Iran is building the Middle East's first geothermal power plant at the foot of an inactive volcanic peak as the country is racing to meet a runaway demand for electricity by its growing population. The pilot station in northwestern Meshguin Shahr in the Ardabil province is projected to come on stream in the next two years, putting Iran in the club of two dozen nations with the geothermal power generation capacity.More

CHP planned for Neven greenhouse

Neven Produce Inc., a greenhouse operation near Brantford, Ontario, was recently awarded a contract for 3.2-MW of CHP under the CHPSOP program. Actual installation is still a year away, owner James Neven explains. Most of the engineering is complete, including selection of the particular genset and supplier — a Jenbacher unit from GE.More

Upcoming Industry Events

27th Annual Canadian Power Conference & Networking Centre
Metro Toronto Convention Centre
Dates: November 17 & 18, 2015
Earlybird registration – Now extended to September 23!
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