ISA Reinforces Critical Nature of Automation in Achieving Global Energy Goals in New Position Paper

ISA Reinforces Critical Nature of Automation in Achieving Global Energy Goals in New Position Paper

The International Society of Automation (ISA) has recently announced the publication of a new position paper, “Automation is Critical to Achieving Global Energy Goals.” In this paper, ISA explains the multitude of ways that automation can support energy supply and efficiency. Safe and efficient execution of energy production, storage, and transmission requires the use of proven automation technologies implemented by knowledgeable and skilled automation professionals.

Wataynikaneyap Power Project: First Nations Controlling Development on their Land

Wataynikaneyap Power Project: First Nations Controlling Development on their Land

February 21, 2024 The Wataynikaneyap Power Project was presented as part of EDIST 2024. The project connects 17 First Nations to the provincial power grid, capital cost is estimated at $1.9 billion. The ownership model is unprecedented with First Nations controlling development on their land, owned by 24 First Nations in partnership with Fortis Inc,…

The Future of Utilities Lies in the 3Ds of Power Generation: Decentralization, Decarbonization, and Digitalization

The Future of Utilities Lies in the 3Ds of Power Generation: Decentralization, Decarbonization, and Digitalization

February 15, 2024 By Jay Misheal – Business Development Manager of Utility Electrification Solutions at ABB Canada The power industry’s aging infrastructure has forced it to undertake the largest transformation in decades, one that will modernize the grid and make it more resilient. This comes at a time when electric vehicle adoption is on the…

Unlocking Ontario’s Sustainable Energy Future with Long Duration Energy Storage

Unlocking Ontario’s Sustainable Energy Future with Long Duration Energy Storage

February 7, 2024 Canada’s national trade association for energy storage, Energy Storage Canada (ESC), released a foundational report on the benefits of Long Duration Energy Storage (LDES) in Ontario. The report, conducted by Dunsky Advisors, Long Duration Storage Opportunity Assessment: A Critical Component in Growing Ontario’s Clean Energy Economy, illustrates the substantial potential of LDES to…

Building a Sexual Harassment-Free Workplace in Electricity

Building a Sexual Harassment-Free Workplace in Electricity

February 7, 2024 EHRC, with the support of the Department of Justice Canada and industry partners nationwide, has developed a new resource to assist in Building Gender-Based Harassment and Violence (GBHV) Free Workplaces in Electricity. Building a safe, diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace continues to be the focus of many industry sector organizations. As a…

Quebec Government Proposes Major Energy Reform

Quebec Government Proposes Major Energy Reform

January 19, 2024 CBC Radio-Canada has reported the Legault government in Quebec is planning a significant reform in its energy sector by legalizing the direct sale of electricity between private companies, breaking the current distribution monopoly held by Hydro-Québec. Currently, only a few entities, including Hydro-Québec and several municipal networks in the province have the…

Electricity Canada President and CEO Francis Bradley on CTV National News

Electricity Canada President and CEO Francis Bradley on CTV National News

January 18, 2024 On Sunday, January 14, CTV National News had a segment that explained the role of Alberta’s Electric System Operator (AESO) in maintaining grid stability for the province to prevent rotating black outs. Albertans were asked to unplug and switch off their lights to ensure essential services were taken care of. This prevention…

AESO Thanks Albertans for Quick Response to Call for Power Conservation
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AESO Thanks Albertans for Quick Response to Call for Power Conservation

January 16, 2023 A statement from was issued from Minister of Affordability and Utilities Nathan Neudorf, in response to an electrical grid alert from the Alberta Electrical Systems Operator (AESO). The alert was declared at 3:30 PM and lifted later that evening at 8:40PM due to strong response from the public. The AESO worked with…

Dunsky Report Defines Potential for Onsite Solar to Help Canada Achieve Net-Zero

Dunsky Report Defines Potential for Onsite Solar to Help Canada Achieve Net-Zero

December 19, 2023 The Canadian Renewable Energy Association (CanREA) welcomes the first comprehensive national market outlook for rooftop and onsite solar—also known as behind-the meter (BTM) solar—which calls for scaling up rooftop solar by 20-40 times to help Canada achieve net-zero targets. The groundbreaking report from Dunsky Energy + Climate Advisors, “BTM Solar: Canadian Market…

The Evolution of Technologies Empowering Submetering in Canada

The Evolution of Technologies Empowering Submetering in Canada

December 19, 2023 By Ilia Alexeev – Trilliant Solutions Architect/Network Delivery Businesses and property managers are continuously looking for ways to simplify management of their assets while improving customer service and their bottom line. Expending less resources and utilizing technology and other means to achieve more is certainly not new. Throughout history, the purposeful evolution…