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  • Northland Power acquires DeBu offshore wind project +

    Northland Power has completed the acquisition of the Deutsche Bucht (DeBu) offshore wind project from Highland Group Holdings Ltd. The Read More
  • New shore power system operational in Montreal +

    The City of Montreal is now able to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from cruise ships docked at the Alexandra Pier Read More
  • BioAmber to take full control of Sarnia plant +

    BioAmber Inc. has inked an agreement to purchase Mitsui & Co Ltd.'s minority stake in its Sarnia joint venture. The Read More
  • OCGC names new chief executive +

    The board of directors at the Ontario Capital Growth Corp. (OCGC) has appointed Steve Romanyshyn as its new president and Read More
  • Boralex closes financing for France wind farm +

    Boralex Inc. has closed a $67.9 million financing for the 30 MW Chemin de Grès wind farm in France. The 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.