APPRO PowerBrief
Oct. 3, 2013

The fitness director is in town: 2 new directives in two months' time for Ontario's feed-in tariff program
Mondaq
Ontario's Minister of Energy issued a directive to the Ontario Power Authority pursuant to the Electricity Act, 1998 to amend the Feed-in-Tariff program. The directive expands upon the announcements made in a speech by the Ontario Minister of Energy to an energy industry association less than a month prior.More

Energy leaders to debate Ontario's long term energy future on Oct 10 in Toronto
Canada News Wire
With the Government of Ontario expected to announce changes to the province's long-term energy plan this fall, Ontario's energy producers are coming together at the Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) Annual Conference and Exhibition in Toronto to discuss and debate energy supply options.More

Ontario Power Generation: Nuclear waste hearing is valid
Toronto Star
Ontario Power Generation says an application that could de-rail licensing of its proposed nuclear waste disposal site near Kincardine is "unfounded and should be denied." At issue is whether the proposed site will accept the rubble from de-commissioned nuclear plants when they are dismantled decades from now. More

Strong production from Bruce Power helps keep Ontario's air clean
Market Wire
Now that summer has officially passed with just two smog days in Ontario, it's clear the province has come a long way in keeping the air clean, thanks, in part, to increased output from Bruce Power nuclear. Looking back a decade to 2003, when there were 19 smog days, Bruce Power produced 6.22 terawatts of electricity during the summer months, while the province relied heavily on coal production with 9.22 terawatts coming from these Ontario plants.More

Thunder Bay's Ontario Power Generation plant marks 50th anniversary
The Chronicle Journal
Thunder Bay Generating Station celebrated a milestone, and on the rare occasion opened the station to the public. Chris Fralick, plant manager for Ontario Power Generation Northwest Thermal, called the station "a visual icon in the city" which first produced power in 1963.More

Schneider Power closes phase 1 of wind power project deal
SNL Financial
Schneider Power and certain of its subsidiaries on Sept. 18 closed phase one of the sale of the company's 10-MW Trout Creek wind farm development project. The closing of phase one resulted in the purchaser acquiring 74.9 per cent of ownership interests in the Trout Creek project for approximately $1.2 million, of which $966,916 was paid in cash and $241,403 was paid by the purchaser's assumption of certain liabilities of the project.More

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Queen Elizabeth power station to begin $514 million expansion
The StarPhoenix
The Queen Elizabeth Power Station is powering up a $514 million expansion project that will add enough capacity to power an additional 205,000 homes. With a price tag exceeding a half-billion dollars, it is the most expensive project in Saskatoon history, surpassing the $300 million Circle Drive South.More

1 MW energy storage project completed in B.C.
Renew Grid
A one MW energy storage project has been completed in Field, B.C. The battery unit will store clean energy produced by utility BC Hydro that can be used to help meet the area's electricity needs in the event of a power outage and reduce system load during peak demand periods.More

Energy leaders to debate Ontario's long term energy future on Oct 10 in Toronto
Canada News Wire
With the Government of Ontario expected to announce changes to the province's long-term energy plan this fall, Ontario's energy producers are coming together at the Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) Annual Conference and Exhibition in Toronto to discuss and debate energy supply options. More

The sun begins to shine on solar power
The Globe and Mail
Samir Basaria touches the screen of his iPad and it displays exactly how much electricity each of the 33 solar panels on the roof of his south Ottawa home is generating.More

Renewable energy approval Aboriginal Consultation Guide
Environmental Registry
The purpose of this notice is to inform the regulated community and general public of the decision to finalize the "Aboriginal Consultation Guide for Preparing a Renewable Energy Approval (REA) Application"More

40 MW energy storage facility goes live in Ohio
Renew Grid
The AES has announced the commercial operation of its 40 MW energy storage resource in Moraine, Ohio. Located at Dayton Power and Light's Tait generating station, the project is providing fast-response frequency regulation services to PJM Interconnection to help stabilize the grid, according to AES.More

Study: Savings from renewables greatly outweigh grid-integration costs
American City Business Journals
Increasing the amount of renewable energy on the grid increases maintenance costs for coal- and natural gas-fired power plants, but savings generated by not buying fossil fuels outweigh those costs, according to a new study from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in Golden.More