Écoparc Châteauguay 30: A 450,000 SQ Green Industrial Park Begins Construction

Écoparc Châteauguay 30: A 450,000 SQ Green Industrial Park Begins Construction

June 10, 2024 MONTONI, the Fonds immobilier de solidarité FTQ and Montez Corporation, in collaboration with the City of Châteauguay, are delighted to announce the start of construction of Écoparc Châteauguay 30, a green industrial project valued at $95 million. The building will feature nearly 450,000 square feet of space, divided into five industrial-purpose units. Strategically…

Powering Canada: A Blueprint for Success – Final Report from Canada Electricity Advisory Council

Powering Canada: A Blueprint for Success – Final Report from Canada Electricity Advisory Council

June 10, 2024 A clean electricity grid is central to our fight against climate change. In fact, studies show we will not meet net-zero emissions by 2050 without decarbonizing our grid. Equally important is growing the size of the grid to meet the needs of current and future Canadian homes and businesses, which projections show…

Clean Energy Canada Scorecard Report Grading Each Province’s Progress on Building a Sustainable Economy

Clean Energy Canada Scorecard Report Grading Each Province’s Progress on Building a Sustainable Economy

June 10, 2024 Provinces hold the wheel on big energy, investment, and infrastructure decisions, but are they taking the right steps to build more sustainable economies? Clean Energy Canada has graded each province between A+ and D on its progress toward building a sustainable economy, illuminating Canada’s leaders and laggards. Provincial action ranges greatly, and…

Discussing Vancouver’s Building Emissions By-Law with Schneider Electric’s Emily Heitman
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Discussing Vancouver’s Building Emissions By-Law with Schneider Electric’s Emily Heitman

June 10, 2024 By Blake Marchand The city of Vancouver is the first Canadian jurisdiction to pass a by-law regulating building emissions. The Annual Greenhouse Gas and Energy Limits bylaw will come into effect June 1st, 2024, and requires building owners for large commercial offices, retail, and residential buildings over 100,000 sq ft to report…

Marlinja Community Taking Control of its Power with Clean Energy Grid

Marlinja Community Taking Control of its Power with Clean Energy Grid

June 4, 2024 A First Nations community in the Northern Territory has been battling chronic power shortages and high electricity bills for years. Desperate to keep the lights on and struggling to get government support, the people of Marlinja have taken matters into their own hands. The community is setting up its own clean energy power…

U.S. Market: More Precise Timekeeping Device Synchronizes Critical Utility Functions

U.S. Market: More Precise Timekeeping Device Synchronizes Critical Utility Functions

June 3, 2024 Utility substations require extremely precise sub-millisecond time synchronization to facilitate improved location of faults, multi-rate billing, power-flow monitoring and event reconstruction Precise timekeeping is fundamental to the function of the power grid and is used in many applications to improve reliability, reduce costs, predict and prevent faults, and check operation of devices….

Ontario’s System-Wide Electricity Supply Mix: 2023 Data

Ontario’s System-Wide Electricity Supply Mix: 2023 Data

Electricity Retailing – Disclosure to Consumers, O. Reg. 416/99, requires to disclose to consumers the Ontario system-Wide Electricity Supply Mix in the manner established by the Ontario Energy Board. The Board’s Directive for the Disclosure of information to consumers by Electricity Retailers under Ontario Regulation 416/99 prescribes the manner and timing requirements of this disclosure. The Directive applies to all retailers, including distributors that provide standard supply services.

Enhancing Water Treatment Plant Efficiency with Solar Array and Active Harmonic Filtering

Enhancing Water Treatment Plant Efficiency with Solar Array and Active Harmonic Filtering

May 27, 2024 The search for renewable sources of energy has pushed the electrical industry to look into cutting-edge methods of generating and utilizing power in recent years and Water Treatment Plants are not an exception for being essential to ensuring a clean water supply. This case study explores the partnership between a Water Treatment Plant…

Apprenticeship Manitoba FAQ – 1:1 Apprentice-to-Journeyperson Ratio

Apprenticeship Manitoba FAQ – 1:1 Apprentice-to-Journeyperson Ratio

May 27, 2024 How is the apprentice-to-journeyperson ratio changing? All trades currently use a ratio of no more than two apprentices for each journeyperson (a 2:1 ratio). The department is amending this to a 1:1 apprentice to journeyperson ratio. The regulation will come into effect later this calendar year. Why is the change being implemented?…

Powering the Future with Energy Storage: New Report Released

Powering the Future with Energy Storage: New Report Released

May 21, 2024 The B.C. Centre for Innovation and Clean Energy (CICE) released a comprehensive analysis of how advancements in energy storage can facilitate higher levels of renewable energy adoption. The “Powering the Future with Energy Storage” report answers three urgent questions surrounding the future of the electricity system and grid decarbonization: “Enabling efficient integration of…

Dry Conditions Cause Electricity Imports to Exceed Exports in February 2024

Dry Conditions Cause Electricity Imports to Exceed Exports in February 2024

May 21, 2024 On a year-over-year basis, primary energy production increased 2.6% in February to 1.9 million terajoules, while secondary energy increased 1.3% to 0.4 million terajoules. As 2024 is a leap year, February’s data contain a 29th calendar day. This additional day should be taken into consideration when looking at year-over-year comparisons with February 2023 data. In terms of average daily production, both primary (-0.9%)…

Siemens Introduces Depot360 Zero-Emission EV Fleet Management Services at the EV & Charging Expo

Siemens Introduces Depot360 Zero-Emission EV Fleet Management Services at the EV & Charging Expo

May 9, 2024 By Blake Marchand At this year’s EV & Charging Expo, hosted by Electric Autonomy, Siemens made a significant announcement, introducing their zero-emission fleet management services, Depot360 Managed Services and Depot360 CaaS (Charging-as-a-Service). Faisal Kazi, CEO of Siemens Canada and Theresa Cooke, Head of Global Customer Success, Managed Charging for Siemens took part…

The La Gabelle Power Station Blows out 100 Candles

The La Gabelle Power Station Blows out 100 Candles

April 23, 2024 The La Gabelle power station, located between the municipalities of Notre-Dame-du-Mont-Carmel and Saint-Étienne-des-Grès, on the Saint-Maurice River, is celebrating 100 candles! It was on April 14, 1924 that the first four turbine-alternator groups began to produce electricity. A fifth group was added in 1931. The power station has been supplying Hydro-Quebec customers…

BluWave-ai EV Fleet Orchestrator Enables 95% of School Bus Fleet to be Electrified

BluWave-ai EV Fleet Orchestrator Enables 95% of School Bus Fleet to be Electrified

April 9, 2024 BluWave-ai and Envari Energy Solutions (Envari) announced the results of an initial project for a countrywide Canadian school bus operator for how it can achieve 95% fleet electrification using AI-driven optimization. The school bus operator has between 500 to 1,000 school buses at multiple regional facilities in Canada. They plan to convert…