Tidewater Midstream and Infrastructure Ltd. and TransAlta Corporation have entered into a letter of intent (LOI) for Tidewater to construct a 120-kilometre natural gas pipeline from its Brazeau River Complex (BRC) to TransAlta’s generating units at Sundance and Keephills.
December 6, 2017, 4:59 AM MST
Suncor Energy Inc. is planning to add enough cogeneration capacity to fuel approximately seven per cent of Alberta’s current electricity demand at its oilsands base plant in a move that could help the industry keep growing under the province’s oilsands emissions cap.
December 5, 2017, 10:56 AM MST
Energy security becomes a vastly more important issue for Canada assuming carbon policies increase reliance on the electricity grid in accordance with reduced fossil fuel consumption and the emergence of such technologies as the electric car, heard a recent University of Ottawa panel discussion regarding the nation’s climate change response.
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A little noticed forecast of power system growth in Alberta for the next 20 years, released this past summer by the Alberta Electricity System Operator (AESO), which manages the province’s electricity system, visualizes a dramatic slowing in demand, as a result of a shift to renewables and slower economic growth.
October 13, 2017, 6 AM MDT
The energy makeover underway to transition off carbon offers a massive opportunity to those in the clean energy and innovation space, says former U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz, but it also offers plenty of prospects for relatively clean burning natural gas.
October 10, 2017, 9:20 AM MDT
The term “alternative energy” is no longer appropriate considering capital volumes flowing into new renewables currently outpaces what is going into building new fossil fuel projects globally, suggests Ethan Zindler.
September 29, 2017, 9:08 AM MDT
The proponent of Canada’s first offshore wind farm off the B.C. coast has attracted the interest of the world’s biggest offshore wind farm developer, advancing a proposed 400 megawatt project that could feed green power to nearby liquefied natural gas project.
September 13, 2017, 11:31 AM MDT
Coal and natural gas generated 30 per cent and 34 per cent of U.S. electricity in 2016, respectively—the first year that natural gas-fired electricity generation exceeded coal-fired generation. The Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) most recent Electric Power Monthly data show that coal provided 30 per cent of utility-scale U.S. electricity generation over the first four months of 2017, while natural gas provided 28 per cent.
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Veresen Inc. has closed the sale of certain additional power assets such that approximately two-thirds of the previously announced total proceeds have been received to date.
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June 26, 2017, 3:37 AM MDT
Canada’s energy sector is concerned about the environmental impacts associated with using too much energy, which is why more Canadian energy, not less, is exactly what the world energy diet needs to stave off climate change.
May 29, 2017, 6 AM MDT
Faced with low power prices, TransAlta Corporation is speeding up its transition to natural gas from coal-fired power.
April 20, 2017, 11:28 AM MDT
TransCanada Corporation says that it has completed the sale of its hydroelectric generation assets to Great River Hydro, LLC, an affiliate of ArcLight Capital Partners, LLC, for just under US$1.07 billion.
April 20, 2017, 8:54 AM MDT
The greenhouse gas (GHG) intensity of Canadian electricity generation has been declining. Currently, two main fossil fuels are used to generate electricity in Canada: coal and natural gas. Coal is almost two times more GHG intensive than natural gas.
April 17, 2017, 6 AM MDT
Veresen Inc. has closed the previously announced sale of the gas-fired power assets.
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March 28, 2017, 9:49 AM MDT
While the Alberta government’s Climate Leadership Plan (CLP) will eventually lead to significant changes for the province’s electricity market, for power generators and consumers, as coal-power is phased out and more renewables are introduced, a power system expert says slow economic growth and overcapacity means there’s no need to panic.
March 27, 2017, 6 AM MDT
An advanced shutdown of Alberta’s coal power plants and build-up of cogeneration in the oilsands to provide new power to the grid could lead to earlier reduction in the province’s greenhouse gas emissions.
March 9, 2017, 3:28 AM MST
Veresen Inc. has entered into a suite of separate agreements to sell its power generation business for $1.18 billion.
February 21, 2017, 6:49 AM MST