APPRO PowerBrief
Apr. 11, 2013

APPrO 2013 - The 25th Anniversary Canadian Power Conference & Networking Centre

Booth locations are now available for booking at the APPrO 2013 Power Networking Centre. Don't miss your opportunity to get in front of hundreds of Canadian Power Gen professionals at the industry's most active networking hub! No matter where else you exhibit this year, the 2013 Power Networking Centre must be on your schedule!

Earlybird deadline is June 1. Book now to get your preferred location, save $200 and get listed in the widely distributed Advance Power Networking e-Show Guide!

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Dates: November 19 & 20, 2013
Location: Metro Toronto Convention Centre.More

New tunnel expected to help produce enough energy to power 160,000 homes
Hydrogen Fuel News
Ontario officials expect that the tunnel will traffic some 132,000 gallons of water from the Niagara River to the Sir Adam Beck Generating Station. This water could produce enough renewable energy to power approximately 160,000 homes. Ontario Power Generation, a public utility responsible for 60 per cent of the electrical power generated in the region, will be responsible for managing the power produced by the Sir Adam Beck renewable energy system.More

Renewable energy approvals and appeals for wind & solar projects in Ontario
Power Engineering
In order to successfully develop wind power and ground-mount solar power generation facilities in Ontario, proponents must obtain a Renewable Energy Approval from the Ministry of the Environment as required by Ontario Regulation 359/09 made under the Environmental Protection Act. Click read more to view the steps required to obtain a Renewable Energy Approval.More

Counting the real costs of energy in Ontario
Cambridge Times
On average, we breathe in 21,000 times per day. That's about 14,400 litres of inhaled air each day for a moderately active adult. We can choose the food we eat. We can choose the water we drink. We can't choose the air we breathe. Air pollution affects every Canadian some greatly, causing pain, suffering, exacerbations of respiratory diseases like asthma and lost work productivity.More

Niagara Tunnel completion important piece for Ontario's hydroelectric power supply
Hydro World
The Ontario government is celebrating following the completion of the Niagara Tunnel Project, which will direct water to the province's 2,000-MW Sir Adam Beck hydropower plant. The 10-kilometer-long tunnel measures four stories tall and is lined with 60 cm of cast-in-place concrete, allowing water to flow through the Niagara Tunnel at a rate of more than 500 cubic feet per second.More

Ottawa energy co-op connects third solar project to grid
Ottawa Citizen
Ottawa's first energy co-op has announced it connected its third 10-kilowatt solar project to the grid. "As the sun was being captured by the panels, we got to see the first click over of the first kilowatt hour being produced," Janice Ashworth, Ottawa Renewable Energy Co-operative, mentioned. More

Ontario cleaning up its power plants
Rochester City Newspaper
New York's neighbor to the north is about to shut down all of its coal-fired power plants. This year, all of the remaining coal plants in the province of Ontario will be shut down except for one small plant that will be kept as a backup for peak demand periods, says an article in Yale Environment 360. Over the past decade, the province has shifted to natural gas-powered plants and renewable energy, says the article.More

Wind power's prevailing direction in Canada: Big and foreign-owned
The Globe and Mail
The vast majority of Canadian wind power production is now controlled by a handful of large companies, many of them foreign owned, replacing community groups that were initially seen as the backbone of alternative energy production. The takeover of the business by large companies is one reason behind the backlash against the rapid installation of huge, looming turbines, particularly if they are near recreational property or agricultural communities.More

Hydro offers remote monitoring
The North Bay Nugget
There's nothing more inviting than a room-temperature home, although it's too bad when there's nobody in it. It's one of the stories shared at the North Bay Hydro booth during the third and final day of the North Bay Home and Garden Expo at Memorial Gardens. A resident had left for vacation for a month and forgot to adjust the temperature in the home.More

Connecticut bill would modify state's renewable portfolio standard to include some Canadian hydro
Hydro World
A bill that would modify Connecticut's current set of renewable portfolio standards is drawing fire as opponents say it would negatively impact jobs, consumer choice and electricity prices.More

New tunnel expected to help produce enough energy to power 160,000 homes
Hydrogen Fuel News
Ontario officials expect that the tunnel will traffic some 132,000 gallons of water from the Niagara River to the Sir Adam Beck Generating Station.More

Wind turbine projects halted
Northumberland Today
The companies developing industrial wind turbine installations near both Grafton and Centreton have announced the Clean Breeze Wind Park projects will not proceed for financial reasons. More

Ontario First Nations sign on for 100 MW wind farm development
Electric Light and Power
The Aamjiwnaang and Bkejwanong First Nations jointly entered into a partnership with Northland Power to develop the 100 MW Grand Bend Wind Farm Project, located near Grand Bend, ON. More

Hike in electricity rates coming to most households
Global News
Electricity prices in Ontario will go up slightly due to higher costs from power generation and the use of cleaner energy sources. The Ontario Energy Board says most households and small businesses will see their time-of-use rates go up. The price for off-peak electricity will go up to 6.7 cents per kilowatt hour from the current 6.3 cent rate, while mid-peak power will cost 10.4 cents, up from 9.9 cents.More