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Ontario set for 1.7GW wind binge
ReCharge
Some 1.7GW of wind capacity will be brought online across Ontario by the end of 2015, more than half the total power-generation capacity expected to be added in Canada’s most populous province during that time, according to the grid operator. The past year has seen a bulge of high-profile wind projects commissioned across Ontario, including Samsung and Pattern Energy’s 270MW South Kent; NextEra Energy’s 125MW Summerhaven; and Capital Power’s 105MW Port Dover and Nanticoke.
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Spain's Tecnicas Reunidas wins Canadian cogeneration plant contract
Reuters
Spanish oil engineering company Tecnicas Reunidas has won a 31-month turnkey contract from Fort Hills Energy to build a cogeneration plant in Canada worth $250 million, the company said in a statement. Fort Hills Energy is owned by Suncor Energy with a 40.8 per cent stake, Total E&P Canada Ltd with 39.2 per cent and Teck Resources Ltd with 20 per cent.
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Fibre-burning plant also a showcase for research
The Chronicle-Journal
A new fibre-burning heating plant at Confederation College is expected to provide a main campus building with most of its heat this winter, as well as serve as a showcase for fine-tuning the technolog
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IESO: Ontario energy supply sufficient unless there is extreme weather
Sun News
Ontario has more than enough electricity supply to get through planned outages in its nuclear plants next year unless there is extreme weather, an analysis by the Indpendent Electricity System Operator (IESO) says. The IESO 18-month outlook released identified a five- to nine-week gap where the reserve supply is less than needed if extreme weather drives up customer demand.
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Hearings resume on OPG plan to bury nuclear waste near Lake Huron
Toronto Sun
Hearings resume into a controversial proposal to establish a nuclear waste site near the shore of Lake Huron. Ontario Power Generation’s plan to bury low and intermediate level radioactive waste 680 metres below the surface of property it owns at the Bruce Power site — about one kilometre from Lake Huron in Kincardine — has sparked an opposing petition with almost 70,000 signatures.
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Canadian Solar partners with Sichuan Development to launch $800 million solar PV investment fund in China
SolarServer
Canadian Solar has announced that a wholly owned subsidiary of the Company has entered into an agreement with Sichuan Development Investment Management to establish an investment fund to finance the development, construction and ownership of solar photovoltaic (PV) projects in China. Sichuan Development is an investment management company established and funded by the Sichuan Development Holding, an investment arm of the Sichuan provincial government.
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Bioenergy shines in Thunder Bay
Biomass Magazine
It’s been a big week for bioenergy in Thunder Bay, ON. Not only did the community officially open the Ontario Power Generation BioEnergy Learning and Research Centre at Confederation College, but a grand opening was held for Atikokan Generating Station, previously a coal-burning power station that has been converted to wood pellets, both events occuring simultaneous to the Canadian Bioenergy Conference.
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NSI: Wind energy in Canada
Bullet News Niagara
As renewable energy can be restored through natural resources, wind is an excellent source of a reoccurring and a replenishing resource. Generating energy through the kinetic energy of the wind can be converted to electric power, and this energy can be stored in batteries. Energy generation through the power of large turbine farms has its roots deep in the history of many countries. In 2012, the capacity for wind energy globally, grew by 19 per cent.
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Why the U.S. is beating us in the race to cut carbon
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Canada has aligned its 2020 greenhouse gas reduction target to match that of the United States. Both countries pledged in early 2010 to reduce GHG emissions by 17 per cent below 2005 levels by the year 2020. Canada is currently forecast to get only about halfway to that target. The United States is now projected to either achieve its target or come close as it takes significant new actions on curbing coal emissions.
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Locals buy into EDF wind farm
Renews
EDF EN Canada has sold a 12.5 per cent ownership stake in the 300MW Lac Alfred wind project in Quebec to the regional municipalities of La Matapédia and La Mitis. Co-owner Enbridge maintains its 50 per cent interest in the project while EDF now holds 37.5 per cent, La Matapédia owns 10 per cent and La Mitis 2.5 per cent. EDF will continue to provide management services to the project and EDF Renewable Services will continue to supply long-term operations and maintenance services.
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Algonquin Power to acquire construction-stage 200 MW wind project in U.S.
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Algonquin Power & Utilities, which operates utility assets in North America, fell in morning trades after saying it agreed to acquire a construction-stage 200 MW wind project in the U.S. Shares declined 3 per cent to $8.80 in Toronto, paring this year's gains to 20 per cent. The Odell wind power project's construction costs are estimated to be approximately $313.5 million, the Oakville, ON-based company said in a statement.
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Ontario set for 1.7GW wind binge
ReCharge
Some 1.7GW of wind capacity will be brought online across Ontario by the end of 2015, more than half the total power-generation capacity expected to be added in Canada’s most populous province during that time, according to the grid operator. The past year has seen a bulge of high-profile wind projects commissioned across Ontario, including Samsung and Pattern Energy’s 270MW South Kent; NextEra Energy’s 125MW Summerhaven; and Capital Power’s 105MW Port Dover and Nanticoke.

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How generators manage natural gas to meet electric reliability requirements
APPrO
There are a lot of stresses and strains on North America's natural gas and electricity systems, but contrary to some people's impressions, Ontario's natural gas-fired power generators are well-positioned to act as a force for stability and reliability across the region. This capability may become particularly important as regulators and system managers move to implement changes in various parts of the systems.

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Premiers agree on principles and vision for Canadian Energy Strategy
Council of the Federation Secretariat
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island — 55th Annual Premiers' Conference Premiers discussed the Canadian Energy Strategy (CES). British Columbia joined the initiative in November 2013. Quebec is now also a full partner in this initiative. Premiers are pleased that all provinces and territories are now participating in the development of the Strategy.

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Nigeria power generation hits two-year high
AllAfrica
Nigeria's electricity generation is getting a steady climb reaching a two-year high of 4,044 megawatts (MW), though it is still below the peak generation level achieved two years ago. The country's power generation capacity currently stands at 6,000 MWs and is to the expected to grow to 40,000 MW by 2020. Inefficient power supply has been Nigeria's greatest economic bane, but the tide seems to be turning for the better with massive investments in the sector through public private partnerships.
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Construction commences on the world's 'largest floating solar power plant'
Renewable Energy Focus
Kyocera Corporation, Century Tokyo Leasing Corporation and Ciel et Terre International have announced plans to begin construction on what it calls the world’s largest floating solar installation. Terms of the deal call for Kyocera TCL Solar LLC to develop and operate utility-scale floating solar power plants utilizing Ciel et Terre’s Hydrelio floating solar platforms in two installations totaling 2.9 MW at Nishihira Pond and Higashihira Pond in Kato City, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan. The 1.7MW plant, planned at Nishihira Pond, will become the world’s largest solar power generating system installed on water, according to the Kyocera.
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Iowa ready to meet new EPA air standards for power plants
Des Moines Register
When the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued its proposed standards for reducing carbon emissions from electric power plants, a U.S. Chamber of Commerce study predicted skyrocketing electric bills and massive unemployment. However, the chamber "study" was conducted before the EPA plan had even been announced, based on the chamber's guess of what the standards might be.
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