CanREA welcomes Ontario Minister of Energy and Minister of Agriculture’s New Joint Letter to the IESO 

CanREA welcomes Ontario Minister of Energy and Minister of Agriculture’s New Joint Letter to the IESO 

June 10, 2024 The Canadian Renewable Energy Association (CanREA) supports greater clarity on the siting of renewable energy and energy storage in Ontario, as expressed in a joint letter issued yesterday to the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) by the Ontario Minister of Energy and the Ontario Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs.   “This ministerial joint…

New Federal Investments in Community and Indigenous-Led Projects to Support Vehicle Decarbonization

New Federal Investments in Community and Indigenous-Led Projects to Support Vehicle Decarbonization

June 10, 2024 Reducing pollution from the transportation sector is helping to fight climate change and ensure clean air in our communities. That’s why the Government of Canada is helping Canadians across the country make the switch to zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs), including battery-electric vehicles (BEVs). Yesterday, at the BEV In-Depth: Mines to Mobility Conference, Marc G. Serré,…

FortisBC Reaches Another Milestone with 50,000 Electric Vehicle Charges at its Stations

FortisBC Reaches Another Milestone with 50,000 Electric Vehicle Charges at its Stations

June 10, 2024 FortisBC Inc.’s (FortisBC) network of public electric vehicle (EV) charging stations has achieved another milestone surpassing a total of 50,000 EV charges. Since opening its first public charging station in 2018, more and more drivers have been using FortisBC’s charging stations each year. In 2023, drivers charged up their vehicles 38 per…

Federal Government to Provide $530 million to Municipalities Through the Green Municipal Fund

Federal Government to Provide $530 million to Municipalities Through the Green Municipal Fund

May 4, 2024 Communities across Canada need new infrastructure that is built for healthy, affordable living, economic sustainability and ensures the safety of homes and businesses in the 21st century. Making our communities more liveable in a world impacted by climate-related events including floods, storms, and wildfires means planning ahead and building more resilient roads, bridges, water…

TransAlta and Meta Announce 200 MW Renewable Power Purchase Agreement and Launch of the Horizon Hill Wind Project

TransAlta and Meta Announce 200 MW Renewable Power Purchase Agreement and Launch of the Horizon Hill Wind Project

June 4, 2024 TransAlta Corporation announced that it has entered into a long-term renewable energy purchase agreement with Meta, formerly known as the Facebook company, for the offtake of 100 per cent of the generation from its 200 MW Horizon Hill Wind Power Project, to be located in Logan County, Oklahoma. Under this agreement, Meta…

Wind Development Strategy: Hydro-Québec will Play a Structuring Role in Partnership with First Nations and Municipalities

Wind Development Strategy: Hydro-Québec will Play a Structuring Role in Partnership with First Nations and Municipalities

June 4, 2024  With the addition of 10,000 MW of new wind capacity by 2035, the wind sector is becoming a key element in the success of the energy transition. In order to meet this collective challenge, Hydro-Québec presents a wind power development strategy . As a public institution, Hydro-Québec will become the prime contractor in carrying…

Site for First Potential Small Modular Reactor Facility Narrowed to Estevan Region

Site for First Potential Small Modular Reactor Facility Narrowed to Estevan Region

June 4, 2024 Today marks another significant milestone for SaskPower’s small modular reactor (SMR) project. They have narrowed their search for a potential site down to 2 near the City of Estevan — 1 at Boundary Dam and the other on the Rafferty Reservoir. After more detailed investigation, final site selection will be made in…

Investing in ASC for the Future of Apprenticeships at NAIT

Investing in ASC for the Future of Apprenticeships at NAIT

Alberta’s workforce is currently facing a shortage of skilled trades workers, making life more expensive for families and leaving job openings unfilled. To meet the demands of a growing economy and create opportunities for students in high-demand fields, Alberta’s government is investing in the new Advanced Skills Centre (ASC) at NAIT. The ASC will deliver the most comprehensive apprenticeship and technology-based education in the world, focused on training in four key sectors: construction, transportation, manufacturing, and energy.

Accelerate Canada Kicks Off Consultation to Build a Champion Zero Emission Vehicle Industry

Accelerate Canada Kicks Off Consultation to Build a Champion Zero Emission Vehicle Industry

Zero emission vehicles (ZEVs) can be the next champion industry for Canada, supporting good jobs in every region of the country and driving economic productivity that helps sustain a high quality of life for future generations. For this to happen, Canada must leverage recent domestic investments, and it’s position in North America, by prioritizing the development of it’s full supply chain within a competitive and shifting geopolitical context. To advance such an approach, Accelerate, Canada’s ZEV Industrial Alliance, is launching a national consultation aimed at identifying actions to catalyze growth in each segment of Canada’s ZEV industry, offer long-term value to North America and, ultimately, see more of Canada within the vehicles driven.

Hydro One Seeks Approval to Build the St. Clair Transmission Line to Support Economic Growth in Region

Hydro One Seeks Approval to Build the St. Clair Transmission Line to Support Economic Growth in Region

Hydro One Networks Inc. (Hydro One) announced today that it has filed an application with the Ontario Energy Board (OEB) to construct a new double-circuit 230 kilovolt transmission line between Lambton Transmission Station (TS) in St. Clair Township and Chatham Switching Station (SS) in the Municipality of Chatham-Kent. The $471.9 million investment will support local food supply and security along with economic development and job creation in the region.

Hydro One Kicks off Community Drop-in Sessions to Continue Engagement on the St. Thomas Line Project

Hydro One Kicks off Community Drop-in Sessions to Continue Engagement on the St. Thomas Line Project

Recently, Hydro One Networks Inc. (Hydro One) announced that it will host community drop-in sessions to continue gathering local knowledge and input on the three proposed route options for the future project. Beginning May 21, 2024 – and every Tuesday and Wednesday after that until August 28 – community members can walk in or schedule an appointment between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites St. Thomas to meet with the St. Thomas Line’s project team and provide their feedback or have their questions answered. Over the next several months, the company will continue to seek feedback through one-on-one meetings with property owners and other stakeholders.

Enabling the Energy Transition for a Cleaner Energy Future: ENMAX Releases 2023 ESG Report

Enabling the Energy Transition for a Cleaner Energy Future: ENMAX Releases 2023 ESG Report

ENMAX Corporation’s 2023 Environmental, Social and Governance Report, released recently, highlights its ongoing commitment to advancing electrification and enabling the energy transition in a responsible way for customers, focusing on affordability and grid reliability while empowering a diverse and inclusive team. “Whether it’s installing solar panels on community associations across Calgary or exploring the feasibility of carbon capture, ENMAX is committed to advancing a cleaner energy future for the benefit of our customers, the communities we operate in and our Shareholder, The City of Calgary,” said Jennifer Saldana, Director, Sustainability and Indigenous Relations at ENMAX.

Electricity Canada Leads Strategic Meetings on the Future of 1.8 GHz Spectrum

Electricity Canada Leads Strategic Meetings on the Future of 1.8 GHz Spectrum

In early May, Electricity Canada recently held a series of strategic meetings to determine how it develops the 1.8 GHz spectrum, a digital frequency allocated exclusively to Canadian electricity companies for effectively managing their telecommunication networks. Building a future for the 1.8 GHz spectrum is essential for Canadian electricity companies. The company’s plan for success involves partnering with vendors to create a substantive device ecosystem to maximize the use of the 1.8 GHz spectrum. 

Util-Assist Earns Great Place to Work Certification

Util-Assist Earns Great Place to Work Certification

For the third year in a row, Util-Assist is thrilled to announce that the company has been re-certified by Great Place To Work. The company is especially proud of this continuing recognition since certification is solely based on it’s employees’ perceptions and their survey results. Accreditation is a two-step process that includes surveying employees across five dimensions (credibility, respect, fairness, pride, and camaraderie) and completing a culture questionnaire.

FLO and FCL Forge Fast Charging Travel Corridor Across British Columbia

FLO and FCL Forge Fast Charging Travel Corridor Across British Columbia

FLO will supply 41 FLO 100kW SmartDC fast chargers to Federated Co-operatives Limited (FCL) on behalf of local Co-ops in the Co-operative Retailing System. The chargers will be installed at 23 locations across British Columbia and will establish a highway charging corridor, deploying fast charging across the province. The FLO chargers will be installed at Co-op retail locations beginning this summer. Once fully deployed, the chargers will expand fast charging at both urban and rural sites enabling increased access to fast charging throughout the province and helping support B.C.’s emissions reductions goals.