Tag: Electricity

Industry, researchers attend U of A smart grid workshop

March 24, 2015 | By | Reply More
Industry, researchers attend U of A smart grid workshop

Smart grid system will provide more reliable source of electricity By Richard Cairney for the University of Alberta News With a strong and growing core of researchers and industrial partners focusing on smart grid technologies and power electronics, the University of Alberta Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering recently hosted a smart grid workshop with an […]

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Natural gas generated power better than Site C hydro?

January 5, 2015 | By | Reply More
Natural gas generated power better than Site C hydro?

Natural gas generated power plant would be $1.3 billion instead of $8.8 billion for Site C How will the taxpayer fare now that the Government of British Columbia has just approved the construction of the Site C dam in NE BC near Fort St John? We fear that this project may cause more trouble than […]

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Calgary LED streetlights improve energy efficiency, give better quality lighting

July 23, 2014 | By | 1 Reply More
Calgary LED streetlights improve energy efficiency, give better quality lighting

Calgary LED streetlights first phase in five communities The City of Calgary is phasing in a new way to light the night.  This summer, five communities in the city will be outfitted with 2,500 new energy-efficient LED streetlights. The communities of Altadore, Douglasdale, Marlborough, Tuxedo Park and Brentwood will be the first neighbourhoods in the project aimed […]

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Alberta coal – Phase it out to reduce GHG emissions

January 21, 2014 | By | 1 Reply More
Alberta coal – Phase it out to reduce GHG emissions

2011 Alberta coal consumption roughly equal to oil sands GHG emissions By Dr. Joe Vipond, Dr. Raquel Feroe, and Gideon Forman   In a recent interview, Premier Alison Redford expressed frustration with Ottawa’s foot-dragging on the GHG-regulation file. She has good reason to feel this way because the federal government has shown an appalling lack […]

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Distributed power generation: How to slay your electricity bill

December 17, 2013 | By | Reply More
Distributed power generation: How to slay your electricity bill

Distributed power generation means building smaller, more efficient electricity plants where they’re needed By David Dodge, Green Energy Futures Distributed power generation is an idea whose time has come. Why spend billions building behemoth power plants and hundreds of kilometres of expensive transmission lines? Ever since I was a little kid three smoke stacks dominated horizon […]

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Lethbridge Biogas: Turning manure into green energy, money

December 9, 2013 | By | 1 Reply More
Lethbridge Biogas: Turning manure into green energy, money

Lethbridge Biogas partly funded by Alberta carbon tax revenue Lethbridge Biogas, the largest anaerobic digester co-generation facility in Canada, opened in Lethbridge last week. The $30 million facility will power 2,800 homes. Lethbridge Biogas will produce 2.8 megawatts (MW) of electrical power and up to 4.2 MW with additional generating units in the future. “Alberta is one of the […]

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Body found at ENMAX substation compound

November 27, 2013 | By | Reply More
Body found at ENMAX substation compound

Body found at ENMAX substation – victim may have been stealing metal The Calgary Police Service is investigating the death of a man after his body was found in an ENMAX substation in the southeast on Wednesday morning. CPS say the man is in his 40’s, but they have yet to formally identify the victim. […]

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Electric vehicle superhighway already a reality in Canada

November 6, 2013 | By | Reply More
Electric vehicle superhighway already a reality in Canada

Entrepreneur spends own money to install electric vehicle charging stations By David Dodge and Duncan Kinney, Green Energy Futures   Kent Rathwell pulls up to Peavey Mart in Red Deer, Alta. in his electric vehicle, a Tesla Model S performance car, parks in the big green parking spot at the front doors and plugs his car in to […]

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Alberta power rates fixed by electricity companies – report

August 21, 2013 | By | 1 Reply More
Alberta power rates fixed by electricity companies – report

Alberta Electric System Operator says Alberta power rates manipulation “minuscule” in larger picture Power companies have manipulated the Alberta power rates on the wholesale market 10 different occasions since 2011, according to a new report by the province’s energy watchdog. The Alberta Market Surveillance Administrator is calling on the province’s energy regulator to take action […]

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Alberta electric system under strain over long weekend

June 30, 2013 | By | Reply More
Alberta electric system under strain over long weekend

Alberta Electric System Operator says energy demand high across province The Alberta Electric System Operator is appealing to the public to cut down on electricity use over the weekend. The appeal comes as hot weather persists throughout Alberta, driving high demand for electricity. Environment Canada is forecasting 29C for Canada Day and 32 for Tuesday. […]

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