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  • 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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Rogers Communications, one of Canada’s largest communications and media companies, has debuted a connected car device. The company is giving Canadians the ability to stay connected, enjoy entertainment and receive vehicle diagnostics while driving.

A new report from the Conference Board of Canada says that even though Canada has seen its share of the international clean technology export market decline over the last decade, its existing strengths put the country in a good place to capitalize on the growing transition to a low-carbon economy.

A pole-mounted energy storage device developed by eCAMION has demonstrated some promising results. Mounted at the top of a hydro pole in Toronto’s North York neighbourhood, the energy storage system has shown that it can reduce strain on the local transformer. 

Vancouver-based Enbala Power Systems has opened up another channel to market for its virtual power plant (VPP) software. The company inked a strategic alliance with Alcara Technologies under which the latter will add the Symphony by Enbala VPP software to its utility product offering.

A major energy rollout in Canada is set for September when Hectate Energy is expected to plug in two separate projects with a total capacity of 12.8 MW/52.8 MWh. The company’s latest push comes from a recent agreement with Powin Energy for the supply of battery energy storage modules and management software.