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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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Using data and data analytics has been around for some time. It exists in every part of our life from the types of the ads we see on the Internet to how electric utilities manage their local distribution networks. Increasingly, big data is becoming an important tool for building operators to discover new opportunities in energy savings. A recent Canadian Energy Efficiency Alliance webinar delved into the big data issue and how it can enable a greater level of energy efficiency in the building stock.

The global information and communications technologies (ICT) industry is working with new organizations to develop plans for the transition to a lower carbon economy. The Global e-Sustainability Initiative (GeSI) recently inked a memorandum of understanding with the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) to build momentum heading to COP21 in Paris in December.

Electric utilities in Asia, Europe and South America will soon able to provide their end customers greater flexibility to pay their bills, while also enhancing revenue streams after Toronto-based Redknee Solutions and Elster inked a deal deploy a different type of payment system in these markets.

The City of Saskatoon, the largest city in Saskatchewan, has tapped Elster Solutions for its advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) system. Elster’s EnergyAxis AMI solution will be used to automate meter data collection.

New research from Parks Associates says that more than 40% of the 10 million thermostats sold in the United States this year will be smart one and that figure will top 50% in 2017.