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The new era of TransCanada Mainline tolls
APPrO Magazine
Following one of the most significant and complex hearings in the history of the Canadian gas industry, the long anticipated decision on TransCanada Mainline tolls was issued by the National Energy Board. The decision institutes changes to the manner in which Mainline tolls are determined, with important implications for a wide range of gas consumers, including power generators.
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Ontario municipalities and communities invited to help improve Ontario's energy planning and siting processes
Ontario Power Authority
The Ontario Power Authority (OPA) and Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) invite Ontarians to join the conversation and share their views about Ontario's regional energy planning and siting processes. The Minister of Energy directed the OPA and IESO to work together to develop recommendations that will ensure municipalities and communities have a greater voice in meeting local energy needs and siting large energy infrastructure.
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Paul Murphy - Reflections on Ontario's changing power sector
APPrO Magazine
After more than 35 years in the industry, Paul Murphy retired from his position as President and Chief Executive Officer of Ontario's Independent Electricity System Operator. Throughout his career, Paul worked in the planning and operations of Ontario's electrical system and the development of competitive markets. He led the IESO through the opening of the market as well as the recovery from the 2003 blackout.
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Pickering nuclear station gets 2-month license
Toronto Star
Canada's nuclear regulator has given the Pickering nuclear generating station a license extension of just two months, allowing it to operate until Aug. 31. The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission says it needs more time to assess the station's application for a five-year license. The current license expires June 30.
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Renewable energy plans welcomed
Net News Ledger
The Ontario government's recent announcement that it will add 900 megawatts of new renewable energy to the provincial grid is welcome news indeed. Projected to come on-line starting in 2014, the new electricity will be sufficient to power over 125,000 homes every year and create over 6,000 jobs. It shows Queen's Park is committed to building up renewables and is to be applauded.
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New program could help the power industry find skilled workers
APPrO Magazine
In the April edition of IPPSO FACTO, an article titled Help wanted for the power sector highlighted how the number of jobs in the electricity sector is expected to outstrip the number of skilled people available to fill the positions. The article cited estimates that 45,000 jobs will be open in the next couple of years across Canada, in both construction and in electricity sector positions.
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Energy agreement secures jobs and clean energy
The Ontario Government
The Ontario government is supporting job creation and protecting ratepayers by updating the province's Green Energy Investment Agreement (GEIA) with the Korean Consortium, which includes Samsung C&T Corporation. The 2010 GEIA has led to a number of significant investments in Ontario, including three new renewable energy manufacturing facilities. Six wind and solar projects are also underway, adding enough electricity each year to power approximately 260,000 homes.
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Prentice wants Lower Churchill power for Ontario
The Telegram
Everything is changing dramatically in the North American energy market, and Jim Prentice says that's why Newfoundland and Labrador needs to develop the Lower Churchill not just Muskrat Falls, but the larger Gull Island site as well. In a speech at the annual Noia conference, the former federal cabinet minister talked about the dramatic changes to the oil and gas market in North America in the past few years, and how that will affect the future.
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Gas plants controversy: Dalton McGuinty says Liberals made right decision
Toronto Star
Former premier Dalton McGuinty is unrepentant about the controversial decision to cancel two gas plants, lashing out at his critics for being hyper-partisan and interested only in the demise of the Liberal party. McGuinty, who appeared before a legislative committee probing the cancellations, said he regretted "that it ended up costing as much as it does, but ultimately it is the right decision."
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Ontario municipalities and communities invited to help improve Ontario's energy planning and siting processes
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Waterloo Region Catholic schools certified green
The Record
Twelve Catholic schools in Waterloo Region achieved certification as Ontario EcoSchools. To qualify as EcoSchools, each school had to show proof of ecological literacy, waste minimization, energy conservation and school ground greening.

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Ontario renewable power deal with Samsung downsized
London Free Press
The centrepiece of the Ontario Liberal government's controversial green energy plan a $7 billion deal with Samsung to provide 2,500 megawatts of renewable power has been dramatically downsized. Ontario Energy Minister Bob Chiarelli announced that he renegotiated the Samsung contract after the company struggled to deliver on all its commitments.
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Government aims to build world's largest power grid by 2017
The Indian Express
Almost a year since the two-day outage across north India, power ministry has set an ambitious target of building the world's largest transmission network spanning across 1,40,000 circuit kilometres by 2017 when the 12th Plan period ends. "We have an ambitious plan in the transmission sector in the 12th Plan period. We want to increase current capacity of 1 lakh circuit kilometres to 1,40,000 circuit kilometres," power minister Jyotiraditya Scindia said.
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