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News Briefs

  • H2O Innovation subsidiary lands new deals in US +

    H2O Innovation Inc.’s operation and maintenance (O&M) services subsidiary Utility Partners LLC (UP) has renewed two contracts and extended the Read More
  • EDC offers new green bond +

    Export Development Canada’s (EDC) latest green bond has been priced. Set at $500 million with a 1.8 fixed rate, the Read More
  • Capital Power moving ahead with New Frontier Wind +

    After Capital Power Corp. inked an agreement to sell 87% of the electricity generated from the yet to be constructed Read More
  • General Fusion takes new step towards reactor design +

    Vancouver’s General Fusion has hired two industry veterans to help lead the company through the development of a proof-of-concept fusion Read More
  • Federal, Ontario governments take big step in reducing diesel reliance in FN communities +

    The $60 million in federal funding to connect the Pikangikum First Nation to Ontario’s electricity grid is a major step Read More
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Stock Market

A group of nine independent electricity system operators (ISOs) and regional transmission operators (RTOs) in North America, serving two-thirds of consumers in the United States and more than half in Canada, has laid out what it thinks the North American grid needs, and it includes effectively adding more renewables.

Natural Resources Canada is investing $800,000 in a G4 Insights Inc. project that aims to convert forestry waste into renewable natural gas (RNG) that can be distributed through existing natural gas pipelines in Canada.

G4 RNG infographic 01 ENG

According to data from GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), the US solar market installed more than 14.7 GW of PV in 2016, nearly doubling the capacity installed in 2015. The utility PV segment was the primary driver, installing more in 2016 than the entire market in 2015.

US Solar growth chart

Gaz Métro LP is acquiring Standard Solar, a move that expands the former’s US solar energy business. It also gives Gaz Métro the opportunity to combine solar with other energy sources such as natural gas.

Gaz Metro image

General Fusion says its plasma injector technology has reached the minimum performance levels required for a larger scale, integrated prototype. This marks a significant step in the company's progress toward development of its fusion energy technology.