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QUEST signs MOU with NRCan to develop smart energy solutions

May 17, 2017 -

Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) – CanmetENERGY – Ottawa and QUEST - Quality Urban Energy Systems of Tomorrow announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding to cooperate on the advancement of smart energy solutions across Canada. The collaboration is intended to facilitate joint research...

Categories: National, News

Edmonton approves ambitious Sustainable Building policy

May 10, 2017 -

Edmonton’s City Council has approved a new Sustainable Buildings Policy, the most ambitious for a major Canadian city with a carbon intensive electricity grid. “Energy and climate change are the top sustainability and resiliency challenges facing Edmonton. We know that 39 per cent of Edmonton’s...

Categories: Western Canada

NSP sets new renewable energy standard

May 2, 2017 -

Nova Scotia Power continues to make progress in reducing carbon and increasing renewable energy, with 28 per cent of the electricity used by Nova Scotians in 2016 coming from renewable resources. The amount topped the previous high mark of 26.6 per cent, set in 2015. “We’re working to build a...

Categories: Atlantic Canada, News

QUEST names five new senior associates

April 28, 2017 -

Quality Urban Energy Systems of Tomorrow (QUEST) has announced the appointment of five new senior associates. These senior associates are part of QUEST’s network of leaders from across Canada committed to advancing Smart Energy Communities. The five new appointees are: Bruce Cameron, principal...

Categories: National, News

NB Power exploring second station at Grand Falls

April 24, 2017 -

NB Power has begun environmental and geotechnical studies and site testing to explore the potential for generating more clean energy with a new 100-megawatt generating station in Grand Falls beside the existing station. “We are pleased that NB Power is exploring all potential clean energy options,”...

Categories: Atlantic Canada, News

Voith Hydro to begin installation at Riel Converter Station

April 24, 2017 -

Voith Hydro Canada and Stuart Olson Industrial Constructors Inc. are ready to begin the mechanical portion of the installation process at the Riel Converter Station, which is under construction in southern Manitoba. Essential equipment assemblies are currently making their way to the site so that the...

Categories: News, Western Canada

Nominations open for QUEST smart energy communities award

April 21, 2017 -

Yesterday, Quality Urban Energy Systems of Tomorrow (QUEST) announced that nominations are now open for their 2017 Smart Energy Communities Awards, which will be presented November 7, 2017 at QUEST’s 11th Annual Conference and Tradeshow, QUEST2017 — Smart Energy Communities on the Hill in Ottawa. The...

Categories: National, News

Report suggests weak business case for Site C Project

April 20, 2017 -

The University of British Columbia’s Program on Water Governance has released a new report that suggests that continuing with the Site C hydroelectric project will cost ratepayers approximately $1.5 billion more than if alternative energy projects had been developed. The Program stated that the...

Categories: News, Western Canada

FORCE releases interim report on tidal power

April 13, 2017 -

Canada’s efforts to better understand the potential for in-stream tidal technology to contribute to clean energy goals continue to move forward. The Fundy Ocean Research Center for Energy (FORCE) has entered a phase of environmental effects monitoring with a demonstration turbine on site; FORCE’s...

Categories: Atlantic Canada, News

Weir Hydroelectric Project moving forward

March 15, 2017 -

A committee of City of Saskatoon councillors believe that the city should prepare a Memorandum of Understanding with the Saskatoon Tribal Council, as the agreement would start a feasibility study for a jointly-owned hydropower station at the weir. The Standing Policy Committee on Environment, Utilities...

Categories: News, Western Canada

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