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Brookfield acquires hydropower projects in Maine, California
Hydro World
Brookfield Renewable Energy Partners has acquired a 70 MW hydroelectric power portfolio in Maine and the remaining 50 per cent interest in the 30-MW Malacha project in California. The separate, unrelated transactions will be pursued by Brookfield Renewable's institutional partners, the Canadian company said.
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Power engineering upgrade at Lambton College benefits students, produces power
The Observer
With a new lab for power engineering students, Lambton College has started supplying some of its own electricity. Officials gathered during Lambton's fall open house to unveil the Sarnia college's new Power Engineering Lab, complete with its own built-in power plant. The closed-system power generation plant uses a firetube boiler, cooling tower and turbo generator to whip up electricity through steam for a section of the college, said instructor Bill Shaw.
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Green energy — we can't dismiss the nuclear option
The Globe and Mail
Former NASA scientist James Hansen earned a reputation for hyperbole with his claim that unlocking Alberta's oil sands would mean "game over" for the climate. So, his latest assertion — that saving the planet requires a big increase in nuclear power – naturally warrants skepticism. It turns out Dr. Hansen, now of the Columbia University Earth Institute, has illustrious company.
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Sunnybrook first to plug into energy plan
Inside Toronto
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre is taking part in an innovative plan that will help balance the electrical supply on Ontario's power grid, the first initiative of its kind in the province. In return, the hospital will receive a modest payment that can be used for patient services.
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Timber company plans wind projects for Canada's West Coast
TimberWest
TimberWest Forest and EDP Renewables Canada have entered into a partnership and propose to develop, build, and operate large-scale wind projects on southern Vancouver Island, off Canada's West Coast. TimberWest and EDPR Canada also announced that they have signed an MOU with the T'Sou-ke First Nation that envisions the potential of partnerships with the T'Sou-ke and other First Nations on wind projects.
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NERC approves MISO as balancing authority for south region
MISO Energy
Following an official certification review process, the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) has formally approved the certification review of MISO as the NERC-certified Balancing Authority (BA) for the MISO South region. "We're pleased to receive NERC's approval and confirmation that MISO can operate reliably as the Balancing Authority for our South region members," said MISO Executive Vice President of Operations and Information Services, Richard Doying.
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Power engineering upgrade at Lambton College benefits students, produces power
The Observer
With a new lab for power engineering students, Lambton College has started supplying some of its own electricity. Officials gathered Saturday during Lambton's fall open house to unveil the Sarnia college's new Power Engineering Lab, complete with its own built-in power plant.

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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.

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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.

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Microsoft the latest to "unplug" itself from traditional utility power
Smart Grid News
I've been on a mission for years now, urging utilities to realize they could be "hollowed out." That's when all the big-dollar, big-margin customers leave you (or are stolen by competitors), leaving the utility with just the low-dollar, low-margin remainders. And I've often chronicled when prominent companies or individuals made a shift, from Larry Ellison to Google to Walmart, because they are trend-setters who will convince others to follow.
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ORPC to help develop marine power project of Alaska coast
Hydro World
Resolute Marine Energy has selected Ocean Renewable Power Company's subsidiary, ORPC Solutions, to provide project management and regulatory affairs services for RME's Yakutat Wave Energy Project in Alaska. Located on the Gulf of Alaska, Yakutat is a remote community of 650 inhabitants that currently relies entirely on diesel fuel transported by barge from Washington.
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New technology proposed for unique pumped-storage hydro application
Hydro World
Humpback Hydro proposes a new pumped-storage technology that could be installed offshore in the ocean or in a large lake as a platform, without construction of a dam. This technology — which the company says is flexible and scalable from 1 MW to 1,000 MW or more — involves a platform located meters offshore that hosts large holding tanks.
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Iran, Armenia agree to pursue three hydropower projects
Hydro World
Iranian and Armenian ministers of energy have signed agreements for the joint development of three hydroelectric projects, state news sources have reported. The documents, signed by Armenia's Armen Movsisyan and Iran's Hamid Chitchian at a meeting in Tehran are part of an initiative to improve energy sector cooperation between the neighboring countries.
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Offshore wind farm sends power to grid
Vancouver Sun
Japan switched on the first turbine at a wind farm 20 kilometres of the coast of Fukushima, feeding electricity to the grid tethered to the tsunamicrippled nuclear plant onshore. The wind farm near the Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear power plant is to eventually have a generation capacity of one gigawatt from 143 turbines, though its significance is not limited to the energy it will produce.
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