Government of Canada Announces Investment in Gatineau Clean Hydrogen Production

Government of Canada Announces Investment in Gatineau Clean Hydrogen Production

February 21, 2024 The federal government announced an investment of more than $3.3 million in Gazifère Inc. for a clean fuels project in Gatineau, Quebec, for a total project cost of over $7.3 million. The investment will support Gazifère in conducting a hydrogen blending feasibility study. Specifically, the study will assess the development of a water electrolysis facility that would…

New Design Options for the Clean Electricity Regulations

New Design Options for the Clean Electricity Regulations

February 21, 2024 Last year, the Government of Canada released Powering Canada Forward: Building a Clean, Affordable, and Reliable Electricity System for Every Region of Canada, backed by over $40 billion to support each province and territory’s path to a cleaner grid. The Clean Electricity Regulations will be finalized later this year. The federal government released an update on the consultations and…

ABB Recognized with ‘A’ Score for Transparency on Climate Change

ABB Recognized with ‘A’ Score for Transparency on Climate Change

February 20, 2024 ABB has been recognized for leadership in corporate transparency and performance on climate change by global environmental non-profit Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), securing a place on its annual ‘A List’. Based on data reported through CDP’s 2023 Climate Change questionnaire, ABB is one of a small number of companies that achieved an ‘A’…

CAPEI Developing New Recruitment Strategy to Address Critical Shortage of Skilled Trades Across Atlantic Canada

CAPEI Developing New Recruitment Strategy to Address Critical Shortage of Skilled Trades Across Atlantic Canada

February 20, 2024 Construction Association of Prince Edward Island (CAPEI) to develop and implement regional immigration plan to help address critical shortages in the sector. The need to increase the number of skilled tradespeople in Atlantic Canada’s construction sector has never been greater. The Construction Association of Prince Edward Island (CAPEI) is collaborating with the…

Electricity Canada Submits 2024 Pre-Budget Consultation Brief

Electricity Canada Submits 2024 Pre-Budget Consultation Brief

February 20, 2024 On February 9th, Electricity Canada submitted a brief for Finance Canada’s pre-budget consultation ahead of Budget 2024. The brief focuses on implementing the investments made in the 2023 Federal Budget and streamlining the processes for both delivering clean electricity and building the infrastructure for it. Electricity Canada’s recommendations include: Electricity Canada’s 2024…

St. Catharines Receives $5.6M in Upgrades from Alectra Utilities to Improve Infrastructure and Reliability

St. Catharines Receives $5.6M in Upgrades from Alectra Utilities to Improve Infrastructure and Reliability

February 20, 2024 n 2023, Alectra invested $5.6 million to construct and renew infrastructure, which will improve power reliability across the City of St. Catharines. This significant investment is part of Alectra’s ongoing commitment to modernize the city’s power grid and enhance reliability as the demand for electricity continues to rise.  “Delivering safe and reliable…

SaskPower Selects Proponent for New 100-megawatt Solar Facility Near Estevan

SaskPower Selects Proponent for New 100-megawatt Solar Facility Near Estevan

February 20, 2024 Following a comprehensive competition, SaskPower has selected Iyuhána Solar LP (Iyuhána Solar) to construct and operate Saskatchewan’s largest solar facility to date in the Estevan area.  With a total generating capacity of 100 megawatts (MW), this emissions-free solar facility will produce enough power for the equivalent of approximately 25,000 homes. Construction is…

CIB Committing $138.2M in Loans to Nova Scotia Energy Storage Project

CIB Committing $138.2M in Loans to Nova Scotia Energy Storage Project

February 16, 2024 The Canada Infrastructure Bank (CIB) is committing $138.2 million to support the development of Atlantic Canada’s largest planned energy storage project by Nova Scotia Power Inc. (NS Power) in collaboration with Wskijinu’k Mtmo’taqnuow Agency Ltd. (WMA), an economic limited partnership owned by 13 Mi’kmaw communities. Under terms of these arrangements, NS Power, Nova Scotia’s…

More Training, Support for Skilled Trades Professionals in Nova Scotia

More Training, Support for Skilled Trades Professionals in Nova Scotia

February 15, 2024 Nova Scotia is making it easier for people to become certified in the skilled trades sector with two new initiatives as part of the plan to grow Nova Scotia’s skilled trades workforce. Funding more training seats in high-demand trades has resulted in almost 200 apprentices being moved off wait lists and into…

Ontario Supporting Plan to Refurbish Pickering Nuclear Generating Station

Ontario Supporting Plan to Refurbish Pickering Nuclear Generating Station

The Ontario government is supporting Ontario Power Generation’s (OPG) plan to proceed with the next steps toward refurbishing Pickering Nuclear Generating Station’s “B” units (units 5-8). Once refurbished, Pickering would produce a total of 2,000 megawatts (MW) of electricity, equivalent to powering two million homes, helping to meet increasing demand from electrification and fuelling the province’s economic growth.

Nova Scotia Protects Electricity Ratepayers with Solution for High Fuel Costs

Nova Scotia Protects Electricity Ratepayers with Solution for High Fuel Costs

The government is protecting Nova Scotians from another significant increase in power rates this year. Nova Scotia Power has a large balance of fuel costs that has accumulated over the past few years. Record high fuel costs and delays in getting renewable energy from Muskrat Falls since 2018 have created an unprecedented situation that calls for swift action to protect ratepayers. A proposal to extend the time for ratepayers to cover a portion of Nova Scotia Power’s fuel costs would mean a rate increase of just over one per cent. Ratepayers would face a seven per cent increase without government action, and industrial customers would see 13 per cent.

Alberta and Colorado Sign MOU to Increase Information Sharing on Energy Best Practices

Alberta and Colorado Sign MOU to Increase Information Sharing on Energy Best Practices

On Jan. 31, Premier Danielle Smith and Colorado Governor Jared Polis signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to align and improve regulation, enhance collaboration and increase information sharing on best practices in key energy and environmental areas including carbon capture, utilization and storage, methane emission reduction, hydrogen development and geothermal energy.

Greener Homes Program 2.0 Sets the Stage for Long-Term Stability in Canada’s Residential Solar Sector

Greener Homes Program 2.0 Sets the Stage for Long-Term Stability in Canada’s Residential Solar Sector

CanREA welcomes the announcement on February 5, by the Hon. Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Energy and Natural Resources, of a phase two for the federal Greener Homes Initiative, which helps Canadians “Go Solar” and retrofit their homes to reduce their energy bills and GHG emissions. “Today’s announcement is important to the continued success of the residential solar sector in Canada,” said Vittoria Bellissimo, CanREA’s President and CEO.

Pattern Energy Broughton Wind 150 MW Project Selected by Hydro-Quebec

Pattern Energy Broughton Wind 150 MW Project Selected by Hydro-Quebec

February 7, 2024 Pattern Energy’s Broughton Wind 150 MW project in Québec was one of eight projects approved by Hydro-Québec, part of a 1,550 MW addition of clean energy to the power grid. Broughton Wind represents a private investment of approximately $478 million. Pattern Energy is developing the Broughton Wind project on private lands in…

Government of Canada to Establish Next Phase of Canada Greener Homes Initiative

Government of Canada to Establish Next Phase of Canada Greener Homes Initiative

February 7, 2024 Home energy improvements like heat pump installations and drafty window replacements can help Canadians save hundreds of dollars on their energy bills every year.  Since launching the Canada Greener Homes Grant program three years ago, the federal government has helped over 165,000 Canadians upgrade their homes and save an average of $386…