APPRO PowerBrief
Nov. 7, 2013

Ontario Power Authority now accepting applications for FIT with capacity 10KW-500KW
Ontario Waterpower Association
The Ontario Power Authority is now accepting applications for FIT Projects with a proposed capacity of more than 10 kilowatts and generally up to 500 kilowatts. The FIT application rnd time is Dec. 13, 2013. Applicants are required to submit hard-copy application materials and payment to the OPA's offices no later than five business days after the date of submitting an electronic application form. Click the read more button to be directed to the FIT website for more information on the application period.More

Ontario Power Authority HESOP final program document for the Municipal Stream
Ontario Power Authority
The Ontario Power Authority (OPA) has revised the HESOP Municipal Stream Program Rules and Contract where appropriate based on comments received. The Application Period for the Municipal Stream is expected to close on Dec. 6, 2013. Official dates will be posted on the HESOP web page.More

Northern Innovation Program
Governement of Ontario
The Northern Innovation Program supports the vision of the Growth Plan for Northern Ontario by supporting the development and commercialization of new technologies that will contribute to future prosperity in Northern Ontario, and by fostering collaboration and partnerships among the private sector, academic institutions and research institutes.More

Updated FIT/microFIT price schedule
FIT/microFIT Programs
As required by the April 5, 2012, and June 12, 2013, FIT directions, the OPA has posted an updated FIT/microFIT price schedule. Please note that prices listed in the Jan. 1, 2014, price schedule have not changed from the Aug. 26, 2013, price schedule. The OPA is required to review the prices offered to generators under the FIT and microFIT programs on a regular basis to ensure both ratepayer value and a fair return on investment. Click the read more button to view the new price schedule.More

New Peel incinerator could feed Ontario's power grid
Brampton Guardian
Peel Region is working out a deal that could see its future garbage incinerator produce energy for Ontario’s power grid. "These types of facilities produce energy. We would have to sell that energy to somebody or else it doesn’t do us much good," said Norman Lee, Peel's director of waste management.More

New rooftop solar farm would power 34 homes
Hamilton Spectator
In the shadow of industry clanging and smoking away, something quiet, clean and invisible at street level was revealed at 330 Wentworth St. A roof-mounted solar photovoltaic system — meaning capable of producing voltage when exposed to radiant energy, especially light — has been installed atop the City of Hamilton's Operations Centre building. More

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CanSIA - Canadian Solar Industries Association
Canadian Nuclear Association
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Ontario Waterpower Association
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QUEST Canada
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Ontario Power Authority HESOP final program document for the Municipal Stream
Ontario Power Authority
The Ontario Power Authority (OPA) has revised the HESOP Municipal Stream Program Rules and Contract where appropriate based on comments received. The Application Period for the Municipal Stream is expected to close on Dec. 6, 2013.More

B.C. Hydro claims poll shows strong support for Site C project
Times Colonist
B.C. Hydro claims a new poll shows potential support for the proposed Site C hydroelectric dam project to be as high as 84 per cent provincewide. However, opponents of the project are skeptical of how those results were reached.More

Great River Energy signs 200 MW seasonal exchange with Manitoba Hydro
Renew Grid
Maple Grove, a nonprofit wholesale electric cooperative, has signed a 200 MW seasonal diversity exchange with utility Manitoba Hydro of Winnipeg, extending an arrangement that has been in place since 1995.More

AltaLink to construct 5 transmission projects in Alberta
Renew Grid
The Alberta Utilities Commission (AUC) has approved five AltaLink projects that fall under the Foothills Area Transmission Development and the Southern Alberta Transmission Reinforcement. AltaLink, a Calgary-based transmission company, says the projects involve building new transmission lines, rebuilding and modifying existing transmission lines, and building two new substations.More

Undersea cable pitched for clean energy
Alberni Valley News
With BC Hydro struggling to control electricity rate increases and cutting back on private power acquisition, a company known mostly for wind projects is reviving a proposal to connect the Vancouver Island and Washington electricity grids. Sea Breeze Power wants to build a 50 km transmission cable under the Strait of Juan de Fuca to connect substations near Port Angeles and Victoria.More

First woman 'lineman' at Manitoba Hydro
Global News
For decades women have worked alongside men in almost every field of employment, but that wasn't the case for linemen at Manitoba Hydro until Jessica Hadfield came along. After four years of work and countless hours of studying in the classroom, Hadfield will celebrate her accomplishments and will get her diploma, becoming the first woman lineperson in Manitoba.More

National renewable portfolio standard includes hydroelectric power
Hydro World
Legislation submitted to Congress could establish a national renewable portfolio standard that includes hydroelectric power in its definition of clean energy. Introduced by Sen. Edward Markey, D-Mass., and referred to the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, the American Renewable Energy and Efficiency Act (officially Senate Bill 1627) would require utilities to obtain a minimum of 25 per cent of their power from renewable sources by 2025.More

Flipping switches on a hoover dam of utility-scale concentrated solar power
Renewable Energy World
During the U.S. government shutdown, an astonishing 1.3 GW of CSP began commercial operation, thanks to the Department of Energy's former loan guarantee program for clean energy. Another several gigawatts is in construction. During the few years the program had funding, it created the greatest increase in utility-scale clean energy in U.S. history, enabling the construction of some of the largest solar plants in the world, ending European hegemony in concentrated solar power (CSP).More