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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.
Ontario Power Generation: Nuclear waste hearing is valid
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.
Strong production from Bruce Power helps keep Ontario's air clean
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.
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.
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Schneider Power closes phase 1 of wind power project deal
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.
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Queen Elizabeth power station to begin $514 million expansion
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.
1 MW energy storage project completed in B.C.
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.
40 MW energy storage facility goes live in Ohio
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.
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.
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