In 2016, the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) awarded a contract to OPG and its partners to build Nanticoke Solar. PCL Construction was awarded the racking, solar panel supply and construction contract.
(Source: OPG, PR, Compelo, 1 April, 2019) Contact: Ontario Power Generation, (289) 260-4903, (416) 592-4319, www.opg.com
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Minister also noted the IESO "will be expected to present an nergy)Conservation and Demand Management (CDM) Plan to the government within one month of receiving the Directive. The IESO plan would provide details on the programs, budgets and expected electricity and demand savings for the balance of 2019 and 2020. The IESO's CDM Plan is expected to include the following CDM programs, or equivalent programs, centrally delivered by the IESO:
In addition to the Heating-Cooling Incentive Program, the following programs will be discontinued:
Over the last decade, Ontario invested about $200 million in the region's biomass innovation cluster, most of it for the conversion of the publicly-owned Thunder Bay and Atikokan stations to biomass. Millions of dollars were also invested in innovative biomass research at Confederation College, Lakehead University and the Centre for Research and Innovation in the Bio-economy.
With a contract that expires in 2024, Atikokan Generating Station is North America's largest generating station to be converted from coal to 100 pct carbon-neutral white pellet biomass.
Power contracts with Ontario's Independent Electricity Operator (IESO) govern the operations of the two stations, both of which are under-utilized, according to IESO.
(Source: Power Wokers Union, PR, IESO, Oct., 2018) Contact: Power Workers Union, Paul Hyatt, Pres., (905) 308-1602, www.poweringthenorth.ca; Ontario Power Generation, (289) 260-4903, (416) 592-4319, www.opg.com
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Belgium-headquartered Solvay manufactures advanced materials and specialty chemicals for a wide range of industries, including the renewable energy and energy storage industries. Stem's AI-driven energy storage system will be over 3 MWh and sited at Solvay's Welland manufacturing plant located in Niagara Falls, Canada, where the firm manufactures phosphine for use in consumer electronics and other high-end applications.
Using predictive analytics and high speed data feeds from the buildings, weather services, and the wholesale market to anticipate IESO grid peak hours, Stem's AI, Athena, releases stored energy at exactly the right times to help Stem's customers.
Stem is the global pioneer of real-time energy optimization for commercial and industrial customers using AI-driven energy storage, and is backed by the industry's largest project finance pool of $ 650 million. (Source: Stem , PR, 17 Sept., 2018)
Contact: Solvay, Pascal Chalvon-Demersay, Chief Sustainability and Energy Officer. Stem, John Carrington, CEO, www.stem.com/canada
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The 2.5 MW facility uses technology developed and manufactured in Mississauga, Ontario by Hydrogenics. It was designed and built on a 5-MW scalable platform that incorporates Hydrogenic's next-generation PEM electrolyzer technology. The facility provides the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) of Ontario with a fast-responding resource to enhance the flexibility and reliability of operating the grid. Regulation service corrects for short-term changes in electricity use and helps compensate for real-time supply and demand imbalances.
The hydrogen produced can also be used for a number of purposes such as fuelling cars and trains, or blended into the natural gas system to offset traditional natural gas.
(Source: Hydrogenics, Enbridge, JWN, 16 July, 2018) Contact: Enbridge, Al Monaco, Pres., CEO, (403) 231-3900, www.enbridge.com; Hydrogenics, Daryl Wilson, Pres., CEO, , (905) 361-3660, www.hydrogenics.com
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As per the contract, Enel X will purchase, install and operate the battery energy storage system on behalf of Amhil North America, and share the savings which are expected to be created by Enel X DEN.OS optimization software that will analyze Amhil's energy consumption and implement a control strategy. Enel X will also provide demand management services and enroll the energy storage system in IESO's demand response programme.
The storage system, which is expected to save Amhil 20 pct in energy costs, is slated for installation before the year end.
(Source: Enel X, 12 July, 2018) Contact: Enel X,
+39 06 83051, GMR@enel.com,
www.enelx.com/en; EnerNoc, Tim Healy, CEO, (617) 224-9900, www.enernoc.com
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ORE Catapult almost immediately announced that the £445,000 it received will be used to back a larger £1.3 million program of technology innovation projects to advance Scotland's offshore wind sector. The new £1.3 million program is also supported by a further £150,000 from industry partners including Fergusons Marine Engineering, CWind and WOOD, and match-funding from ORE Catapult.
ORE Catapult's new £1.3 million program will focus on: next-generation crew transfer and service vessels; a technology accelerator program; investigating alternative communication and remote supervisory systems; and establishing a business excellence program aimed at enabling the Scottish supply chain to access offshore wind commercial opportunities. (Source: ORE Catapult, Various Media, CleanTechnica, 22 June, 2018) Contact: ORE Catapult,
Andrew Jamieson, CEO, Tony Quinn, Dir. Operations, +44 160 359 555, ore.catapult.org.uk
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The Henvey Inlet facility, which will incorporate 87 units of Vestas 3.45MW wind turbines, has a 20-year power purchase agreement with the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO). Completion and commissioning is expected in the first half of 2019. (Source: Pattern, PR, Power Tech., 2 Jan., 2018) Contact: Pattern Energy Group, Matt Dallas, (917) 363-1333, email@example.com, www.patternenergy.com
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The Save on Energy program provides business owners a customized list of program incentives and audit funding for: demand response; high performance new construction; process and systems upgrades; retrofits; existing building commissioning and others.
Save on Energy has helped manufacturers cut costs and improve the efficiency of industrial lighting, air compressors, manufacturing retrofits and others. (Source: Save on Energy, PLANT, 10 Dec., 2017) Contact: Ontario Save on Energy, https://saveonenergy.ca
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Construction on the complex began in December. The facility is expected to be fully operational by mid August.
The facility was built with engineering and construction support from the PUC, General Electric, Whitby Hydro, S&T Group, JB Excavators, SalDan Construction, STEM Engineering Group, WSP, and N-Sci Technologies. (Source: Convergent Energy + Power, Sootoday, 19 July, 2017)
Contact: Convergent Energy + Power, Johannes Rittershausen, CEO, Robin Gray, VP Operations, (917) 508-0190, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.ConvergentEP.com; Ontario IESO, John Cannella, (416) 506-2823, www.ieso.ca
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The Ripley Wind Farm near the eastern shore of Lake Huron generates sufficient electric power for 24,000 homes and has a 20-year PPA with the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO).
(Source: Acciona, PR, 18 July, 2017) Contact: Suncor Energy
Steve Williams, Pres., CEO, Sustainability Office, (800) 558-9071, email@example.com, www.suncor.com; ACCIONA Energy Canada, (416) 214-7040, www.acciona.ca
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The projects, which are all contracted with Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) as part of its long-term energy plan, are being developed in collaboration with Hecate Energy, a global developer, owner and operator of solar, wind and storage projects.
The projects will incorporate Powin's modular Stack 140 -- a modular, purpose-built 140kWh battery array that easily scales up to multiple megawatt applications. All Stack 140 systems are operated by Powin's proprietary bp-OS battery management software and include the industry-exclusive Battery Odometer and Warranty Tracker. (Source: Powin Energy, 15 June, 2017) Contact: Powin Energy, Geoff Brown, Pres., Victor Liu, (503) 598-6659, firstname.lastname@example.org, http://PowinEnergy.com;
Ontario IESO, John Cannella, (416) 506-2823, www.ieso.ca; Hecate Energy, www.hecateenergy.com
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The BEIC will support utilities and governing bodies such as the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO), with the promotion of their renewable energy and energy efficiency incentive programs and ensure they are effectively communicated industry-wide and adopted by owners and occupiers of real estate.
The Council will consist of up to 25 founding members including:
Brookfield Renewables, NRStor Inc., Cisco, Ecobee, Schneider Electrc, Mitsubishgi, EnerNOC and others. (Source: REMI Network, BEIC, 8 Mar., 2017) Contact: Brookfield Global Integrated Solutions, Gordon Hicks, CEO, (905) 943-4100, www.brookfieldgis.com
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The project has a 20-year power purchase agreement with Ontario's Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO).,
On February 7, 2017, Boralex acquired all of the units of UDI Renewables Corporation, representing 25 pct of Port Ryerse Wind Farm Limited Partnership, making Boralex the sole project holder.
. (Source: Boralex Inc., 22 Feb., 2017) Contact: Boralex, Patrick Lemaire, Pres.,CEO, (514) 985-1353, www.boralex.com
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Projects making final investment decisions in 2015/2016 were doing so with a cost of energy of £97/MWh, compared with £142/MWh five years earlier, the third annual cost reduction monitoring framework (CRMF) report shows.
The fall in price is attributed to the adoption of larger turbines, increased competition and lower cost of capital. Further cost reductions would be achieved by sourcing more components and services in the UK, developing a supply chain which employs thousands of people, according to the report.
(Source: Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult, Belfast Telegraph, 23 Jan., 2017)
Contact: Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult, Andrew Jamieson, CEO, Tony Quinn, Dir. Operations, +44 (0) 333 004 1400, email@example.com, www.ore.catapult.org.uk
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The wind farm is owned by Enercon and the Six Nations of the Grand River Development Corp. Boralex Inc. will acquire 25 pct of Enercon's interest before the year end.
(Source: Enercon, NAW, Others, 7 Nov., 2016)Contact:
ENERCON Canada, Michael Weidemann, Exec. VP, Eva Lotta Schmidt, (514) 363-7266, www.enercon.de
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Located in Kincardine, Ontario, Armow Wind utilizes 91 Siemens 2.3 MW wind turbines and is jointly owned by Pattern Energy and Samsung Renewable Energy, Inc. The facility reached commercial operation in December 2015 and operates under a 20-year PPA with the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) in Ontario. (Source: Pattern Energy Group, 18 Oct., 2016) Contact: Armow Wind, www.armowwind.com; Samsung Renewable Energy, Steve Cho, VP C&T, www.samsungrenewableenergy.ca; Pattern Energy Group, Matt Dallas, (917) 363-1333, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.patternenergy.com
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The first phase of the program ended in April 2016 with contracts signed for almost 455 MW of new wind, solar, and water power. The suspension kills the second phase, which was launched July 29, 2016 and sought almost 1,000 MW of additional renewable energy.
The province presently generates 36 pct of its energy wind, solar, bio-energy and hydro-electric sources, according to IESO data. A new Ontario Long-Term Energy Plan is slated to be released in 2017.
(Source: Ontario Environment Ministry, EcoLog, 30 Sept., 2016) Contact: Ontario Environment Ministry,
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The Armow Wind power facility, located near Kincardine, Ontario, is jointly owned by Pattern Development and Samsung Renewable Energy, Inc. The facility has a 20-year PPA with the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO). (Source: Pattern Energy Group, PR, 16 Aug., 2016) Contact: Samsung Renewable Energy, Steve Cho, VP C&T, www.samsungrenewableenergy.ca; Pattern Energy Group, Matt Dallas, (917) 363-1333, email@example.com, www.patternenergy.com
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