APPRO PowerBrief
Sep. 12, 2013

Ontario reviewing hydroelectric power potential of province's north
Hydro World
Engineering consulting firm Hatch has been retained by the Ontario government to undertake an updated analysis and evaluation of hydroelectric power potential in the province's northern region. The initiative made possible with support from the Ministry of Energy, Ministry of Natural Resources and Ontario Power Authority will help guide Ontario's Long Term Energy Plan (LTEP).More

Hydro One explores Oshawa hydro deal
Toronto Star
Oshawa Power and Utilities Commission has discussed selling its electric utility to Hydro One, says chief executive Atul Mahajan. But Mahajan said in an interview that many other possibilities are also on the table, including the status quo.More

Report: Ontario, Quebec will benefit most from proposed Energy East pipeline
CTV News
A study commissioned by TransCanada shows Ontario and Quebec to be among the biggest economic winners from construction of its proposed Energy East pipeline, though company CEO Russ Girling admits it will take more than rosy numbers to win public support for the $12 billion project.More

Green group: New nuclear not needed in Ontario
Toronto Star
Declining power consumption in Ontario means that new nuclear reactors aren’t needed in the province, two environmental groups argue in a new report. The Pembina Institute and Greenpeace say that conservation and renewable energy will answer the province’s energy needs for the foreseeable future, eliminating the need for proposed new nuclear reactors.More

Send Manitoba's power west
Winnipeg Free Press
Manitoba Hydro needs to find new markets for its power to help finance its current and future operations. Alberta needs to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions. The transmission of clean, cheap hydro power directly from the Nelson River to Alberta via northern Saskatchewan would achieve both these objectives.More

Upcoming Events
APPrO
2013 Canadian Energy Summit
Toronto Region Board of Trade
77 Adelaide Street West, Toronto, ON
September 25, 2013
http://www.eventbrite.com/event/7576630907

Renewable Energy and Storage Summit
(co-located and supported by CanWEA2013)
Metro Toronto Convention Centre
October 7, 2013
adrienne.baker@canadianclean.com
www.ress2013.com
PowerBrief subscribers will receive 20% off when registering with discount code: "appro20"

APPrO 2013 – 25th Anniversary Canadian Power Conference & Power Networking Centre
Metro Toronto Convention Centre
November 19 to November 20, 2013
http://www.appro2013.com
carole.kielly@appro.org

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Rays of hope shine on solar-powered future
Toronto Star
"World Solar Power Topped 100,000 Megawatts in 2012." So proclaimed the headline of a recent report from the Earth Policy Institute . While clearly not on the level of a royal birth, this is a global “good news” story on an often bleak environmental landscape.More

Ontario reviewing hydroelectric power potential of province's north
Hydro World
Engineering consulting firm Hatch has been retained by the Ontario government to undertake an updated analysis and evaluation of hydroelectric power potential in the province's northern region. More

The rural path to a smarter grid
Smart Planet
Around the time YouTube launched, Bluebonnet Electric Cooperative was in the midst of its own network transition. Even as YouTube was beginning to shuttle video bits around the Web at broadband speed, Bluebonnet was weaning itself off of a different sort of network.More

New energy infrastructure strategic imperative for Canada
The Globe and Mail
Oil and gas companies need to diversify their export markets because new discoveries south of the border will temper demand for Canadian energy.More

Finance firm sees wind, solar cost plunge
Earth Techling
Renewable energy advocates have long argued that subsidies for wind, solar and other forms of clean power would eventually drive down their costs and allow them to be competitive with conventional, dirty energy (itself often subsidized). It looks like they could be right to an unexpected degree.More

Marine energy developer OPT expanding to offshore oil and gas sector
Hydro World
Wave energy developer Ocean Power Technologies has been selected by Offshore Europe to launch its "PowerBuoy" generating devices into the global oil and gas sector. OPT said its PowerBuoy wave energy system has already been successfully utilized in the defense, renewable and utility sectors, with installations already producing energy at several sites around the globe.More

Report: Ohio renewable energy law cuts costs, emissions
Midwest Energy News
Five years after Ohio's renewable energy standard took effect — and a few months before it will be challenged again in the state legislature — an economist with the state's utility regulator tried to assess how the law was working out.More