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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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Stock Market

Eguana Technologies Inc. has inked a distribution agreement for its distributed energy storage power conversion control systems for the German market. Technologietransfer & Marketing GmbH (Tt&M) will be Eguana’s distribution partner in the country.

Sustainable Development Technology Canada is giving additional support to energy storage and energy efficiency companies in Ontario. The government commercialization arm announced investments in six Toronto area companies earlier this week.

Enbala Power Network saw its Series B financing close at $17.5 million after Zoma Capital invested. Zoma Capital is the investment arm for the Ben and Lucy Ana Watson family. It is from Denver.

Jurisdictions still relying on coal to produce electricity should take note of some new renewable electricity costing results. According to ViZn Energy Systems Inc., it can generate a 7% internal rate of return with a power purchase agreement of $0.04 per kilowatt hour. 

Public Services and Procurement Canada (PCPC) is moving beyond the pilot phase of its Smart Buildings initiative. Initially implemented in 13 federal buildings in the National Capital Region, the next phase will be adopt these smart technologies in up 100 buildings across the country over the next three years.